about

My name is Greta, wife, mama of two, pregnant with our third, and lover of books and writing. 

I started this blog back in 2010 because I had a deep desire for a creative outlet.  I continue to post because it is our family's journal, and also a place I can share about my passions.

I love to share photos and stories from our life.  There is nothing extraordinary - but sometimes there is great beauty in the ordinary.  

Why 'modern garden'?  Two words I love.  The term "modern" in this blog means 'today' - current.  I consider myself someone who likes to stay current in fashion and life, in general.  "Garden" is a metaphor for life - referring to growth, change, rebirth and beauty.  

Besides flowers and photography, I love Jesus, home decorating, sushi, red wine, obscenely long conversations with true friends over coffee, early morning runs, Minnesota, road trips, strong female protagonists, and quotes that make you want to get out there and make life happen.  Like this one:


"Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all." 
 Helen Keller