A trip to the Herb farm 365

I went with my sister to an amazing place .-Sandy

The Herb farm

The Herb farm

Love me some english roses

Love me some english roses

Flowers 365 (or 265 the way I’m going)

 

White lilac is full of blooms this spring

White lilac is full of blooms this spring

What a spring! I start to feel so behind on the outside stuff then I remember that it is only April. Most of my lilacs have bloomed and gone already but this white one is hanging on. Thanks sister Rhondi for planting it here!  I have a peony blooming. IN APRIL!

Peony blooming early

Peony blooming early

They usually come out in June.  Mind you, I am not complaining! Just enjoying all the color. -Sandy

Cover Art 365

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It’s Farm Map time again and I am trying to come up with cover art. I’m using the lovely Danica for my “basket in the hands” model. The trouble with printing on newsprint is that vibrant colors tend to grey out and everything looks muddy. Still have a bit of work to do on this but waiting to see if the concept is a go or if I need to start over. Happy Monday Friends -Rhondi

Winter Blooms

Camellia

Camellia

It’s February. We have had more unseasonably warm days. It is hard to believe that other parts of the country are covered in snow.  I have to keep reminding myself that  spring  is not here, that I am not really behind in all the spring chores. In fact, I am quite a bit ahead.  I have been spending time outside weeding, trying to ignore all the projects inside that I was planning on finishing this winter. It is so beautiful  outside. The winter blooming plants [Read more…]

January Dreaming

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The bustling busyness of the holidays are over and here we are in January of a brand new year. To many, January is not a month to be enjoyed. The weather tends to be downright obnoxious . Days so cold that you don’t want to be outside to enjoy the sun, followed by days of low, dark, grey clouds spewing out cold drops of rain. It is a month that your financial state is front and center with taxes looming ahead and maybe a little too much shopping in December making things a little tight.  And, after two months filled with holidays off, this month seems like work just goes on and on and on. But to me and so many other gardeners all these things take a back seat to the excitement of GARDEN DREAMS, making this one of the most loved months of the year!

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January is the month when garden catalogs start filling the mail boxes. I can just hear the mail carriers muttering [Read more…]

A Real Summer…

Today's pickings

Today’s pickings

Sandy

Sandy

This spring I had inkling. You know….a feeling, knowing that you know with no reasoning, a thought that just won’t go away. I had an inkling that this was going to be THE summer. A REAL summer. [Read more…]