Saturday, October 18, 2008

In a suburban backyard . . .

Just love it that my garden is blooming at the moment.  There are lovely things everywhere I look - hoping for some rain though to keep it all going.  
I have used a lot of my tank water already.
Miss Nelly was most interested in all the garden activity



Many of you may not know, but I have only been in my current garden for 2 and a half years.  I started from scratch and it is the first garden I have completely planned and developed from a blank canvas.  We bought a 3 year old home in suberbia, but the garden was filled with dieties and flax plants and they were much better suited to Mr Flowergarden's 
factory garden,  (of which I am chief gardener of course!)  I plotted and schemed on paper since the day we signed the papers, and chose all my favourite trees and plants, and of course it has grown and changed even from that plan.  I have my chooks in the back yard, my compost bays, my gorgeous TANK, and now . . . I have a fish pond.
Bob and Fred are yet to arrive.  They are going to be my 13 year old's new pets...and yes, Mr Flowergarden is going to put some wire mesh over the top to keep Miss Nelly out, and also her friend Wilson from 2 doors up.

14 comments:

nicolette said...

Though I absolutely love Autumn, I wish I could sit in your Spring garden for a while! It looks so gorgeous!!

wonderwoman said...

am very envious of your lovely spring! i think i should hibernate the miss winter altogether!!
x

Jodie said...

Annie, please tell me that is a sign above the pond. I thought with Miss Nellie's interest that perhaps Bob and Fred had already ceased.

Leanne said...

What a lovely garden I wish mine was as well care for. Poor Fred & Bob I hope it was painless.

jacquie said...

i love this garden. i could really you use you to help plan my garden in the country. you do a wonderful job!

Annie said...

Just so you know, Fred and Bob have yet to come and live in the pond. They are the last installment.

Jenny said...

It is obvious that you get such pleasure and satisfaction from your garden and that it is a very special place-you have such a green thumb and have planned it beautifully. The new addition is wondeful and I am sure when you get Bob and Fred they will be very happy in their new home! When you go to the pet shop all the little fish will have their fins up and yelling..."pick me!!Pick me!!"

Rachelmp said...

What an acheivement in such a short time! Have you been to the native flower show at the Botanitical gardens this weekend? A know a lovely man wth a stall :) Love your pond too

Catherine said...

Lovely garden and some beautiful photos there....CAthy

Bloom said...

Wow, all in two and a half years from nothing?! A wonderful achievement. I love seeing what's in flower at your place. Thanks for sharing your garden with us.

Melanie said...

Ooo a proper fish pond! I have a koi in a tank (Rudolf because of his red nose) but one day in a few years I will have a pond again.

I love the plants you have been photographing. I recognised one this time- the French lavender!

picciolo said...

from all your photos it looks like you have been there years!! Your fish pond looks great, you'll have to introduce us to the fish when they arrive!
: )

Carrie P. said...

The flowers you have in your garden are fantastic.

Linda said...

I remember buying our fish one year ago when we bought our new house. Our fish pond is nice, but needs a little work to make it look nice.