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Joyfulness and finding a garden through the gate in February

Joyfulness, Budlea, butterfly bush, sustainable garden, beneficial insects , butterfly, monarch butterfly, old world garden , simplelgardening, thrifty garden, big red geraniumArtist’s palette of swirled oil paints
Riotous and exuberant shapes and textures

Look no further!
Go visit your local nursery for a free lift of spirits

Free you say!

Yes definitely because no money changed hands.

By letting my mind be refreshed and calmed on a hot hot day under the misting sprinkler.

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I remembered …
Lavender cutting/slips growing under some greenery
Hibiscus cuttings/slips slowly growing roots in a glass jar
Red trumpet creeping vine cutting/slip started in a pot
Big Red geranium growing lushly from a cutting/slip

It was a stepping back in time of how old gardens were created.
Networking and sharing.

How to best utilise what I have at home in the garden…..just a moving round and swapping positions. Or repotting with large recycled pots from the neighbour’s hard rubbish clean out.

There was no instant gratification costing $$, just some methodical or random planning and a little patience.

Have you ever done this?

Joyfulness,  red Hibiscus, hardy colour for the garden

Hedging plants, hardy plants, Bunnings, instant garden colour

Hedging plants, hardy plants, Bunnings, instant garden colour

Blessed

Alexa-asimplelife

Joining Through the Garden Gate

Joining Frontier Dreams

Senses

charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange Happenings in the space of an hour Plan to go out to run some errands Discover it is raining a little but we head out anyway Follow the iPhone Maps App lady’s voice to the recycling facility Told, Oh sorry, we don’t collect these things. You will have to wait for your Council Dangerous Goods […] Continue reading →

#fashion industry…my first job

#fashion industry, life skills, learning from young, sewing with children , Sigrid Styleknit, fashion incubator Working in the Fashion industry Recently I was directed to a sewing site which was more about professional sewing but it reminded me of my youth. My first ever job was working at a small boutique fashion knitwear place called Sigrid Styleknit….I did Google the name and got one photograph in some Australian migrant archives. […] Continue reading →

Sharing

Sharing, cherish, grandmother, baby Sharing can be an outright gift Sharing can also be to barter What does barter mean A little example garden-wise Get free plants Share with each other A glut for one is a need for another Thinning out of plants or vegetables or herbs What to do with the excess besides throwing into bin I […] Continue reading →

Declutter

Declutter, down size, decluttering home, declutter mind, sort , minimise, prepare garden, Autumn garden,clean house, Declutter… Releasing the old to make way for new …to renew …to refresh Declutter is a word for this modern word. Why? We have so much We are so busy, We are too busy to deal with it We want more, always more Never satisfied with the today We want tomorrow and more tomorrow Instead […] Continue reading →

Sustainable Living….for me?

Sustainability ... What does it mean to you Sustainability …what does it mean for you and me. What about …How to live a joyful and abundant life by observation, example and Attitude…or changing our Attitude! So many different things to different people and depending on your circumstance. Sustainability in suburbia, sustainable living in suburbs, sustainable living in the city, sustainable living in the […] Continue reading →

What happens when you have time

Make time, American shelf clock What happens when you have time… Unusual title? Just like that, and without conscious thought it surfaced. I had been thinking back on some of the last few days and what I had accomplished. There had been no need to rush out doing myriad errands watching the clock. Not worrying about being caught in peak […] Continue reading →

Life skills and learn Spanish

{morgueFile free photos } So a little chicken talk turned into a story, which goes to show how much is involved if one chooses to keep these feathered friends…. This is how I ended my last post, but on further reflection with a rested and refreshed mind there is so much more that can be gained from these memories […] Continue reading →