Monday, May 30, 2011

our blossoming garden

this year for mothers day i asked for a garden. my request was simple. ground cover roses, some flowers and a little ground cover plant that would spread between the spare spaces. i added a little herb garden to my list as well, once again simple foods that we were sure to eat. so on mothers day we traipsed off to the local nursery and each picked a rose and lots of other pretties for the planned plot. nurseries are such lovely places, i could spend ages dreaming of how i could buy every plant and create my own garden oasis...anyhow after spending way more than i expected we headed home to prepare our plot and plant our bounty. we had such a great time as a family and have been rewarded with full vases every week and fresh lettuce and other greens for our salads. we even cleared out the cubby house and created a coffee house where we seem to spending most of our time now...very nice indeed. i am so glad i asked for a garden, not only am i enjoying my flowers but i am enjoying the time spent with mick and the girls each afternoon.
preparing the soil
finding rather large inhabitants...sign of good soil ~_~
plants are in and waiting for some mulch
one of the roses ready to bloom
pretty ground cover
loads of pansies which just haven't stopped blooming. so pretty and a great reminder of my childhood
picture perfect rose, Claudia chose this one.
some of the rock art survived. we need to make some more for our new improved garden.
local resident
the passion fruit is still fruiting, expecting it to slow down soon. truly THE tastiest passion fruits ever!
my little herb garden. lettuce, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, chives, basil and parsley.
mmmm, cant wait for this little fella to turn red.
i have been picking flowers ever since we planted the garden. i was told the more i picked the pansies the more they would grow and that advice was right.
i bought these little bud vases at the thrift shop. some people think the ones with the roses on the vase are tacky but i just cant get enough of them.
there is so much more to show but i think i have overloaded on photos once again.
hope your week is full of sunshine.


soggibottom said...

You just keep smelling your roses my dear friend :-) Love to see your garden, especially your veggie one. You need a bee box :-) :-) :-)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Enjoying all those simple pleasures is what it is all about.....! Nothing like home grown eh?

Kerryanne English said...

What a perfect mother's day gift Rosie... the one that keeps on giving and has the bonus of family time.
Your garden is looking lovely.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

The Tame Lion said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. ;)

babalisme said...

Oh, Rosey,nothing is tacky when it comes to flowers. They're all pretty! Good luck on your garden!