Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Gardening Weekend

I have had the most wonderful weekend in the my flowergarden. During my recent 2 week holiday, I didn't spend any time out there which is highly unusual, and I'm not really sure why I didn't, but I have been quite depressed about the state of the water or rather lack of it, and the struggle to keep everything alive. After my first week back at school (which I must say was quite exhausting) I decided to treat myself to a Garden Weekend, and to my delight, there was lots of colour and joy to be found out there. I have some self sown tomato's that are full of flowers and tiny fruits. Not sure if the sun will hold out long enough for them to turn red, but boy the plant looks good. There were ginger lillies flowering valiently, despite zero attention, and a couple of months ago I threw a packet of cosmos seeds down, and they are rewarding me now with lovely flowers.
The nastursiums I planted last year and let go to seed, have all come up again and are making a lovely display. I am really excited about my "Lime Light" salvia which has really kicked on and is quite a picture.
Still, my African Violets are flowering inside my sewing room, and I am quite proud of those, as this year is the first time I have been able to get them producing flowers. I must have finally found the "right" spot. After seeing an add in the paper on Saturday, I had a visit to a farmers paddock this morning and got a load of garden rocks - gratis - and had fun putting them around my garden. I will be back for more of those - maybe next weekend!!
I really lost myself in the pleasure of it all, and totally relaxed and had a terrific time. I hope others had a good weekend too.

15 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Everything looks so beautiful despite the lack of water. Your photos are just gorgeous.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your garden is looking amazing - I haven't done anything in mine or the allotment for a bit and I'm beginning to get quite stressed about it all - hopefully the weather will be better next week and I will be able to get some work done! The only flowers I have seen lately are the ones I'm stitching for you!!! Lucy x

Mary said...

those flowers are so beautiful - sorry you haven't got much water - can I send you some of ours? We've had loads of rain and snow, the big orange bucket containing a couple of inches of salt/grit we keep at the top of the drive for icy mornings is full to the top with rain water and melted snow!! Roll on Summer

Stina said...

Soooo beautiful flowers..THANKS for showing us...this way I can begin to think about spring again...cause looking out...yes...another blizzard...yiikkkess...
Ever so greatful for your flowershow!

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow Annie despite the lack of water your garden is looking wonderful. Lets hope we get some rain this week
Alison

Muddling Through said...

Oh, so many pretty things in your garden. And getting out in it is always so theraputic! Dirt therapy, we call it around here.

trashalou said...

Fabulous garden Missus F-G. Pah! Lack of water need hold no fear for you!! Fancy coming to Hinkland and sorting out the grounds ofTrash Towers I can promise you LOTS of water.

Jodie said...

Annie, it looks great- I'll have to pop over soon for an updated tour!

Chookyblue...... said...

you had better keep the pics coming on the garden front as I can't find mine under the umbrella grass...........looks great....

theysaywordscanbleed said...

aww, it's such a pretty collection of flowers.

Arlene,
Federal Way florist

picciolo said...

wow your garden is amazing, I wish we had one tenth of the flowers you have!
: )

Heleen said...

Oh these flowers (and pictures) are so beautiful! Wish I was a better gardener....

M.KATE said...

absolutely fantastic post on flowers, looks very fresh and uplifting, so nice :)

Jenny said...

What a beautiful garden you have. I am glad you enjoyed your weekend:)

Tammy said...

Your garden must be gorgeous because the flowers are! I am jealous, our spring is just barely here.

Tammy