Archive : plants

Oct 27 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 13 comments

Last October Days

07 End October 22

After the heat of yesterday and the windy morning, I finally ventured out into the garden to see what needed tending. Besides the blown-over trellis and the build-up of weed, I was amazed to see lots of new growth and happy flowers. I am amazed at how much a garden can really give you when you offer some love and care.  I treasure the surprises and the jump-for-joy moments, like the new [...]

Oct 19 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Wet October day

06 October rainy day 11

Well, the sun is hiding behind dark, ominous clouds and the rain is coming down. I know my garden loves it and after a few warm days, I am quite happy sitting indoors. Just survived a bout of nasty flu and a quiet weekend inside with a great book sounds like a good idea. I did, however, take a quick walk around to see what needed my attention, but my plants all [...]

Sep 12 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 8 comments

Another rainy day

04 The Rainy Day 06

Oh well, the spring sun was covered with clouds today and the rain came tumbling down – again. But Spring is all about the warmth and the rain – the flowers and the showers, right? So here is my garden today – wet and warm. The Spring feeling is in the air and the blues have melted and the spirits are high. I’ve been in the garden all day yesterday – pulling, [...]

Aug 30 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Something stirring in my garden

05 end August blooms 06

I have not been getting the “spring is a coming” feeling! I have been so preoccupied with work and family birthdays and just feeling cold these past weeks in August that my poor garden has been so neglected. I have to admit that the “feeling has not been there”. I gave my favourite hobby a break. But the blooms are happily awaiting spring, regardless of the absent gardener. I have seen new [...]

Jul 24 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 19 comments

Wander about the neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Day19

The weather was so beautiful on Monday that my hubby and I took a meander about the neighbourhood. We live in a quaint village that is surrounded by wheat, canola, cows, sheep and even pigs! I love this time of year, when the fields are green and the canola is bright yellow – hey, wait! It’s not spring yet! The canola is early! Oh well, looks like the patterns are changing and [...]

Jul 12 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Perenniels, | 4 comments

New patch plantings

01 New Patch 02

Hi Chris – I know I mentioned this to you last week already, but I had little time to get the photo’s done and up for you to see. I know I keep telling you how I love your Nandina, well I have now bought some as well as azaleas to go in my shade patch in the back garden. Everything else I have planted here has died; either ripped out by [...]

Jun 21 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 6 comments

Winter in my garden

Winter garden 19

I have to say that I was dreading winter – but there have been some really warm days and the rainy days have been spent indoors with a warm fire and always some seeds to plant on the back deck. I want to show you what’s been going on in my garden, especially in the back where the new meadow is growing so beautifully. I am really enjoying my garden and the [...]

Jun 18 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 16 comments

What’s this?

Whats this 03

While I’ve been cleaning up my garden and planting seedlings, I have been watching these two strange “weed” bushes developing in the corner where the old conifer tree was. I wanted to see what they would eventually become, but I am now curious to know what the dickens these are! The first bush has a very familiar looking flower – similar to a tomato and the actual potato plant! Any clue?? Then, [...]

Jun 10 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 19 comments

A wet winter garden

Wet Garden 12a

The weather man has predicted rain and more rain and cold temperatures, so for this weekend we made soup and collected firewood for the  fireplace and the only thing missing is a good book. I did take some time during the week to take note of the chores still needing my attention. The chicken run needs a landscape artist – sigh! …. and the next lot of seedlings need sowing – ok! [...]

Apr 27 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Perenniels, | 6 comments

Back garden highlighted

Back Garden areas 08

Hi Chris, I have been busy with planting and cleaning and creating and just enjoying the back area of my garden. I know that I have these silent moments where no one knows where I am and what I’m up to – even my hubby looks for me…… I am in my garden. I have become very close to my garden again, now that the time has come to reawaken and refresh [...]