Monday, November 9, 2015

Poppy Love

 This one is a rose - my only multi coloured one and I love it.  Didn't think I would but I do.
 Now for the Poppies - I have had lots of different colours and types this year.  I loved the frilly ones, but the DARK red ones - my mum called them:
 It was hard to catch the intensity of the colour with the camera, but they were truly beautiful and a real picture.

 This is a picture of my little back porch that I had built outside my laundry door.  I was thrilled with how it finished up.  I still need to put a second coat of paint on it, but I've had fun rearranging my camellia pots at my back door so they are protected and I can keep an eye on them.

Still weeding by day - so much to do, but loving having the time to do it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all

 From Fall, I flew right back to Spring Time!
My garden had gone crazy with growth in the time I had been away. 
 I missed a lot of my beautiful bulbs, but there were just a few left for me to enjoy.  I don't know if I could leave again at this time of the year.  So much going on in the garden.

 I enjoyed going to LOTS of Quilt and Yarn shops in the USA.  I'm glad my suitcase expanded a little, to fit in some booty for the trip home.

 My wonderful hosts, Dave and Manda - thank you guys SO MUCH for your hospitality and friendship. It was wonderful catching up and spending time together.
 I managed a little bit of hooking while away.  Here is one of the scarves that I am modelling.  Finished it in the Smokey Mountains with the bears!
 I had a go at carving a pumpkin for Halloween.  I had fun and was very impressed with the outcome.  Manda is going to put it at her front door on the 31st and wait for the trick or treaters.
It's good to be home again, but I'm definitley going back . . . 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

On the Road Again

 Times Square was amazing - SO busy

 Gardens in the middle of New York City are somewhat different to what I'm used to
 I was pretty excited to go here . . .

Having a great time finding out the world is not as large as I thought

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Peg Bags

 These orange poppies have been magnificent. So crisp are the lines of the petals.
 I made a new Peg Bag for a friend's birthday, and as mine was about 16 years old and all coming apart, I made a new one for myself as well.
 Early tulips have had my heart skipping a beat - especially these frilly ones which I have a few of now.  They are really special.
 Stellata Rosea Magnolia - I hope this little tree gets a "grow on" during the next season.
 Ginger Kitten looking to pounce on other family cat!

 This beautiful plum tree was a gift from a bird poop.  It came up behind the compost, and is now a magnificent tree and especially when it is in bloom.
 The old feeder I brought from the farm is having a new lease of life as a house for beautiful tulips.  I love it!
 Little miniature lavenders at the front gate are a welcome sign in Spring.
 Split Corona Daffs have multiplied this year and I had 2 lovely clumps.

A beautiful Spring day here, and off I head into Autumn.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Major Works

Very exciting here at my Flowergarden.  I am having some Major Works done outside my back door.

A little porch is being constructed to break the weather right at my back door - not quite finished yet, but well on the way.  In the mean time I am enjoying the Spring blossom each day
As the evenings are beginning to extend, I am getting time for a walk around the garden after work, and being rewarded with many pleasures.

 The Ginger Kitten is growing big and cheeky.  Loves playing outside and gets into EVERYTHING!  Can't help loving him though . . .

. . . and my baby boy returned from a whole term on King Island for his Year 9 Experience.  His sister was so pleased to see him - me too of course.  We didn't speak to each other for 9 weeks, just corresponded by letter. I will treasure those letters.
Today is Miss Flowergarden's 18th Birthday.  It's hard to believe I have children that age as I still feel like I'm young like that. She will be finished school next term and heading on to her next chapter.  Big Cal who is 20 is coming to the end of his uni at the end of this year.  Changes afoot for all.