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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.

Joyfulness, Budlea, butterfly bush, sustainable garden, beneficial insects , butterfly, monarch butterfly, old world garden, simple gardening, thrifty garden, big red geranium, garden gate, misting sprinkler, through the garden gate in February, marigold

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

Post-it note to remember

Do you keep a diary, family time, grandparents and family time, happy, Memories, Post-it note, Post-it note to remember, sense of adventure, support network, team work, Renovating, hedging, garden hedge, garden hedge for privacy, children playing, re-purposed toys, soaking rain , deep watering, raindrops, new growth, morgueFile free photos, anitapepppers, clay in the hands of the potter, post-it note, jdurham@morgueFile free photos This is a Post-it note Notebook Diary to myself To remember Old-timer Waiting patiently for a new outfit Having been so very patient Hoping to be smartened up Forgotten Neglected Once so bright and fresh… A garden bed Waiting Waiting a year? Old drainage removed from two sides of garden Thanks Liam and friend for […] Continue reading →

Fresh Dill as a herb and memories

Fresh dill as a herb and memories, salmon rillettes, salmon dip, homemade salad, herb garden, make your own dip, make your own gourmet mixed salad, memories , fresh , dill, grow dill Having just arrived home from a lovely driving visit interstate with family and friends I came across a refreshing recipe. It would be wonderful as an entree or for a gathering of friends and supper. Light, but I would say very moorish. I would add a delicate sprig of fresh Dill as well for its […] Continue reading →

Gratitude for this day

Gratitude for this day, Adventure, connecting with grandchildren, exercise, family, family time, fun at the park, Fun in the fresh air, fun times with children, grandchildren, gratitude, happy, joy, keep fit, keep fit in retirement, Memories, raise a child, scooter fun, morgueFile free photos My gratitude for today was being able to go out with all of my grandchildren ages 16 to 3, just me and them. Grandpa has another week of work till his temp work is finished. Off to the park we went with all the requirements to keep little ones fed and watered and older ones […] Continue reading →

#Off Course

By AcrylicArtist@morgueFile free photos Tuesday 16 June…blown off course A fleeting moment I was amazed to see a precious sight The graceful flight A Monarch butterfly In winter Very much blown off course His colour was resplendent, not tattered at all Bright and richly hued his coat Hungry for his food Dipping into my lavender hedge and feasting on […] Continue reading →

#Impressions. Sunday on a Winter’s Day

#Impressions. Sunday on a Winters'sDay. Winter fruits, seasonal fruit, citrus, oranges, lemons, clementines, mandarins, family fun, Impressions… Winter fruits in a bowl Bringing cheer A cold South wind Bringing Snow on the Alps Silently falling on some high flung Snow Fields For skiing enthusiasts For me though, I must find that oh so lightweight merino wool wrap cardigan from Aldi purchased for a song Ah, yes, it’s lovely and warm to […] Continue reading →

# Networking..Do more than care, help

bulk meat, bulk buy, bulk cooking, country fresh , home cooked meals, roast beef, farm gate, pasture fed, pasture, farm, farmer's market, country, carry a child, family outing, older help the younger, family fun, camping, staycation, team work, many hands The power of networking Sharing, supporting each other, extending oneself, opening new horizons, searching out new ways to help yourself by connecting with another My example of networking came to me randomly as I was reading about the struggles farmers go through. We support a butcher who is I guess is semi rural. When I […] Continue reading →

Country Fun

Country fun, country life, children, school holidays, dogs,family fun Happenings whilst trying to have a conversation when little children are part of the picture Conversation on the phone with a mother … Chatting about every day happenings Hearing little boy playing in the background Oh you’ve finished, that’s good says mum to boy We continue chatting Little voice pipes up, Quick quick Mum saying, […] Continue reading →

Thankful for these days

Thankful for these things, red roses, cheaper from Aldi 5 Random Things I am thankful for this day 1..Summer Fun and memories 2..Cool days a coming 3..New lavender buds-love them 4..Comfort food for a cool morning 5..Observations from being with little boys 1..Thankful for the lovely family and friend times we shared outdoors during our summer here in Australia. Summer fun, Beach fun, picnic […] Continue reading →