Archive : 30 day challenge

Nov 08 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous | 10 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 2

BARBI BLOSSOMS TIME

The days come and go too quickly for me, so I am grateful today for time. With time I can hold a flower in my hand and relish it or I can sit and watch the rain and not feel rushed or that I have to be somewhere. Time is so precious for us all and I make the most of all the time I have on this planet. Time is what we [...]

Nov 08 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 11 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 6

Japanes Anemone

Today I am grateful that gardening allows me to be creative. My beloved grandfather was a talented and prolific artist and it has often bothered me throughout my life that I never cultivated the artist in me. I stopped drawing at some stage and today find it difficult to draw even a simple stick man (ok, that might be an exaggeration, but as I child I could draw and paint. Well. That [...]

Nov 07 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 12 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 5

Babiana stricta

Today I am grateful for the opportunity to “play in the dirt” and be a child again. Who would have thought that I’d transform from “perfectly groomed” to “I don’t give a …”? Had you told me ten years ago I would get such satisfaction from getting dirt under my nails, mud streaked across my face and standing in doggie-do, I would have laughed at you and said “Not me, never!”. But [...]

Nov 06 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 10 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 4

Agapanthus

Today I am grateful that gardening distracts me from the “noise” of life. Everything seemingly blocked out while I focus on the garden chores at hand, no other outdoor past-time has afforded me this form of escapism from the daily grind. I didn’t start to garden with this in mind, I now acknowledge it as a beneficial “side-effect” of gardening, a surprise really, as I had thought that gardening would be the [...]

Nov 05 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 3 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 1

November 22

Even though it is already the 5th of November, it is my 1st Day of the 30 Day Challenge. I am grateful for my feathered friends! It was hard to chose the first thing I am grateful for, so I selected what was for me precious and amazing TODAY! Well, needless to say, that the birds in my garden delight me and entertain me and keep me human. They always remind me [...]

Nov 05 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 6 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 3

Indigeneous Ixias

Today I am grateful for the beauty and ease of growing native or indigenous plants in my garden. After planting mainly non-natives or exotics in my garden, this spring I “accidentally” discovered the beauty of and ease with which indigenous plants grow and flourish in my garden – a valuable lesson learned and one I’ll recommend to all newbie-gardeners. Exotics are of course great, but if you don’t have the greenest of [...]

Nov 04 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden | 4 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 2

Iceberg Roses

Today I am thankful for the changing of seasons. With each new season come new gardening opportunities, new growth, and for me – growth and new knowledge as a gardener. Photo: Iceberg Rose. First introduced in Germany in 1958, Iceberg is a very popular, white rose. It is a shrub that can be trained as a standard or tree form. Iceberg is an outstanding, free flowering white rose with lovely foliage that [...]

Nov 03 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden, | 12 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 1

Gaura lindheimeri

So I’m running a few days behind, but here we go … One of my favourite Garden Bloggers is Cat of The Whimsical Gardener – Cat has invited Garden Bloggers the world over to join her in the 30 day challenge of posting a photograph and sentiment that you are thankful for – every day for 30 days. Think about it – to find something you are thankful for every day, for [...]