Artist’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.
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?
Joining Through the Garden Gate
Home late after a full Sunday out House is dark. Key turned in lock Greeted by Coldness Lights on Easy flick of switch for heater’s warm glow For others a more time consuming fire to be stoked We are so blessed with manifold creature comforts Home It embraces us and whispers welcome A much loved […] Continue reading →
Far too windy today to do any gardening as can be seen by my grown from a cutting Lavender bush. It is sailing to the left. The plan had been to spray the Roses again for scale to really kill those suckers before all the new leaves appear on my for now Winter hibernating bushes. […] Continue reading →
Reflection… Now this story started after our birthday cum Father’s Day family get together this last weekend. I was thinking back to our lovely time spent together. Then I thought “O bother” now why didn’t I take a photo of the lovingly laid out table. So a hasty email was sent “Hi Paula, any chance […] Continue reading →
Change… “To make something different. You can cause something to change, or you can bring change upon yourself.”… Google Business Dictionary Change When change is as good as a holiday Dust out those gorgeous china cups and use them more Change enlightens the spirit You are aching for a holiday, a change to the everyday […] Continue reading →
World environment day which was some days ago… …well Life and Caring happened in between, but Hi, I’m back How am I doing world environment day … every day How do I see it … every day In simple language, in a grandma, mum and dad and family way Grow plants from cuttings to spread […] Continue reading →
Lavender is one of my favourite flowers and once established in a friendly spot is as tough as old boots, as you can see in my photo! Lavender a symbol of an old worldy age, a simple life. From Wikipedia… “Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the […] Continue reading →
First Sunday in May is traditionally World Permaculture day It is also Honey month A day when and where people come together to share ideas, ideals, ways of doing and the how’s of doing. A day of places to visit to learn about this big word Permaculture. Work shops and open gardens. Community events. How […] Continue reading →
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 →
Google. “What does Simple Living mean” “”simple living Web definitions Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s lifestyle. These may include reducing one’s possessions or increasing self-sufficiency, for example. Simple living may be characterized by individuals being satisfied with what they need rather than want. … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Living”” The above is […] Continue reading →