Archive : buds

Sep 12 2011 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 17 comments

Love in my garden

love in my garden

I stood on my deck this morning looking out into the garden and marvelled at all that has been achieved this past year and had 100 ideas of what I still want to do. I always thought that there was an end to what you do in a garden, once you have ‘landscaped it’. This, I have now learnt, is not so. There is continuous change, always new growth and even more [...]

Sep 02 2011 by in Annuals, Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 27 comments

The first Asiatic Lily and other Joys of Spring

First Oriental Lily in bloom

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom” – Terri Guillemets Plant, care, watch, wait, stand back and admire … repeat. How immensely satisfying it is to plant a bulb, seed or seedling and watch it develop and finally bloom. Had I known all this 30 years ago I may well have made very [...]

Aug 31 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 8 comments

Happy Spring Day

More Ixias in bud

In South Africa we celebrate the first day of September as Spring Day marking the coming of the spring season. It is the only day that most schools allows casual dress instead of the normal school uniform and many primary school children will be taking flowers to the eldery in homes, young girls (and some older ones) will pin a flower in their hair and generally we all welcome the anticipated coming of [...]

Aug 07 2011 by in Annuals, Christine's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 23 comments

Buds galore and my first ever Tulip. Could it be …

So excited about my first tulip

… that Spring is on its way? When I look past all that still needs to be done in terms of preparing my garden for the imminent arrival of Spring and Summer, it gladdens my heart to see buds, buds and more buds all over the place! If you had told me two years ago that I would get excited about seeing buds on plants, I would have asked you what you [...]