This is one of my favorite times of the year. There is just something about hearing the birds sing, watching kittens play, green grass and seeing my flowers bloom that makes my heart sing.
If I had to choose a favorite flower ( I am so glad I don't) then it would be the rose.
I love them in every shape and size.
I love every color and type.
I love their heavenly scent and even the irony they exhibit with their beautiful blooms amidst their sharp thorns.
I tend to be a plant collector so that means I want one of every kind.
I am not sure why, just that they make me smile.
I love walking through my garden and seeing what is blooming.
It is not unusual for me to step out into my garden wearing my pj's
I know what you are probably thinking. What about the neighbors? Well, they are probably getting used to seeing my pj's because some days I am so excited to get outside and see the latest blooms that I just can't wait until I am properly dressed. I promise that my pj's are very proper just comfy too.
And who could resist going out when they have such beautiful blooms to see?
Another thing I love to do is sit and just enjoy my garden when I am eating or reading or even just resting from my garden labors.
I must confess that there has been much labor take place in my garden this past week. I have had so much to catch up on in my garden since my surgery. I even hired some helpers to help me get back on top of things. They really helped me so much
You would think that with all the labor that my garden already requires that I would be satisfied, but not me. I am always dreaming of what I can add or plant or do that will make it better. I love even the labor. After a long day of working in my garden I am so very tired and sore but it is that good kind of tired that knows so much was accomplished.
I am working on a new feature in my garden and I am so excited. My dear friend James from Feed and Seed Barn is helping me with it. I can't wait to share it with you. Hopefully it will be completed in the next couple of weeks. I promise to share it just as soon as it is finished.
In the mean time I thought I would share just a few of my beautiful roses.
I hope you enjoy them.
Before I go, there is a confession that I need to make . . .
I have been a bad girl again. No, it isn't magazines this time. (Although I do buy many) This time it was some delightful books by an author who has captured my imagination and helped me to see even more possibilities. Her books are so wonderful and creative and beautiful that I just had to share them with you. . .
They are all by a delightful writer from Country Living Gardener: Sharon Lovejoy and guess what? She has a blog and a really cool website too! If you make a garden book purchase this year you really should check these out. They are filled with organic methods, tips, and beautiful watercolor illustrations along with some of the coolest ideas I have seen in a while. She helps the reader to see their garden from a child's eyes and to enjoy it to its fullest. It has been hard to lay them down. You should see my chair. It is covered with my new books because I can not even make up my mind which to read first so I am reading them all. How fun when my garden break times come and I have those delightful beautiful books to peruse while I sip a cool drink.
Sharon has challenged me to go completely organic and I am leaning that way so much more with every word that I read. She also has me dreaming of pizza gardens and growing vegetables in containers and thinking I need to make a firefly lantern . . .
Until next time.