Gardens!! I’ve never had this much to take care of before and I just keep making it bigger and adding more flowers. Someone seriously needs to intervene. I am not finding time to make any art and felt like I haven’t made any for a while now. I have all the inspiration I could ever want in the way of flowers and ponds, gardens, a cute kid and animals so I need to get on with it! I’m scolding myself here if you can’t tell.
Every day seems to bring more work to do, things to finish or continue with or new projects to begin. Like today… it’s the 2nd day of summer vacation and the temps are going to hit 90 and stay in the upper 90’s for as long as the weather report shows so it is time to get the kiddie pool going. No easy feat. Got to haul the water today from a nearby town and hopefully get the pool up and chemicalized so Asher can play and stay cool. The vegetable garden will soon be screaming for it’s more than fair share of work very soon. With watering, weeding, hoeing, picking and plucking, canning, ugh. I’m already exhausted just thinking about it.
With all this, I still want to show you how the gardens are looking lately. So here are some pics of my labor of love =)
Mr. Lincoln Rose – what a stand out
my furry sidekicks Thunder the cat and Zoey the butt licker
I have to say I just adore this geranium
I’m really liking the newly added structured blocks and they are filling out
The addition of these blocks has made it much easier to take care of
here’s the same side before the blocks
oh if you could only smell this gorgeous rose
another new plant I couldn’t resist but you should see the 2 tone petals!
I can’t remember the name of this rose but it’s so pretty all clustered like that
the swing with all the Lynchnis
from the pond, a beautiful water lily
The circle garden as I call it
remember the circle garden before?
We could use another pallet of those blocks, but honestly I’m sick to death of them. I’m ready to just sit back, sip some tea and relax while admiring all my hard work and watch my kid play in his pool 😉
Speaking of which, here’s my little cutie on the morning of his last day of Kindergarten on Tuesday. It was a crazy morning but I wish I had remembered to comb his hair… haha
Artist, dreamer, gardener and nature nut. I love iced tea, music, scary ghost movies, growing all kinds of plants especially tomatoes and houseplants and enjoying my life in the country with my husband, son and our 3 cats and my ever faithful studio dog, Zoey.
I spend my summers weeding in the gardens and the fall and winter doing art shows and painting in my studio. Spring is a busy gardening time for me as well.
I blog about my life, gardens and paintings I'm working on. I also have my work for sale on my site.
Find me in my art studio attached to my greenhouse painting all the beauty that surrounds me.