If you didn’t know, there’s something wonderful happening here on BluLabel Bungalow! It’s been almost three years since I started this blog and I swear I have the most loyal, supportive readership out there. You all are more like family! In an effort to diversify the content, I’ve added a few talented contributors to the mix. After all, you deserve it! I tried my best to wait and kick off things in January, but I am way to excited to announce the new garden contributor, Abra Lee!
Hello everybody my name is Abra Lee and I am thrilled that Erika asked me to join the BluLabel Bungalow family as garden contributor. Garden design is my passion so I always keep my eyes and ears open and camera close by to capture inspiration that benefits everyday gardeners. My message to you will be simple design concepts that can be applied to any garden.
For over a decade I have lived the landscape lifestyle and spent time practicing my skills in many places including commercial landscape companies, an independent garden center, private residences, an interior plant firm, and an international airport. I was further schooled on the beauty of nature at Auburn University where I graduated with a degree in horticulture. Even more important than these experiences are the many gardeners and mentors I’ve met whose influence taught me the lessons I get to share with you.
So you know I AM A GARDENER and I also want you to know that I AM A PROUD SOUTHERN GAL and Georgia is always on my mind. Growing up in Atlanta I spent many days playing outside and in its many beautiful parks. On weekends I headed down to Barnesville, Georgia exploring the excitement of gardening on a rural farm.
“With one foot in the city, the other in the country, and both hands in the garden I was destined for a career in the outdoor classroom.”
I believe gardening takes patience, creativity, lots of love, and maybe even the occasional pep talk to keep your plants happy. There’s always work to be done, questions to be asked, and mistakes to be made. By implementing one design idea at a time and nurturing your plants, the garden will reward you. I look forward to sharing my stories and learning from yours too!