This spring after Hubby fell off of the garage roof. I hired a young man, Seth to do the chores Hubby wouldn't have done if he hadn't fallen. After all they had not been done in the past two years. The keyhole garden was one such chore.
Pink is a popular color this year. Every color seems to take it's turn at being everybody's favorites. Here are some of my favorites.
Abby's Wedding Colors were Eggplant and Cream
I love doing weddings. All of the flowers fro Abby's wedding came from my garden. I didn't know what to think when her mom said Eggplant and Cream with Pink were the colors. I have a rose Midnight Blue that is the right color and the dahlia Diva came through for the deep purple.
This is my arrangement for Easter Sunday. I called it abundant exuberance. I used a palm branch from my garden as background, and added masses of red and white flowering currant. I like the way the clematis armandi dangles and its white flowers have a pleasant citrus scent. You can find some euphorbia in there and of course the daffs. Many of the daffodils are doubles. The arrangement was 40" high by about 30" wide. It is a challenge to construct an arrangement big enough to suit the front of the sanctuary. In the past, I've brought in 15-20' trees.
I was wandering around the garden looking for things to photo. The side of our garage is not usually a dramatic object.
I wish I had a water feature like this at my house.
A well designed garden is interesting even in winter. I love the gnarly old tree in the foreground.
The combination of these cherry blossoms, new green leaves and the sky blew me away.
Gardens don't have to have flowers to be colorful and interesting.
The sun hitting the top of this cherry tree made it glow.
This striped camelia stood out stood out among the solid colored flowers.
I got down on the ground to photograph this red camelia against the sky. If I got down on the ground and back up again, you are going to look at this flower.
I thought the shading on this camelia was exquisite.
I have no idea if these camelia blossoms fell upright into the calla leaves or if someone had fun placing them there. I hope someone had fun.
I love how the morning light highlights the leaves of this bird of paradise.
the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
I loved this informal combination of grass and flowers with the contrasting colors.
This sassy cat is made of stone. I loved the blue ey
I loved this gate. James Curtis from Edge of Glass Gallery was the glass artist for this piece.
These pictures are from my own yard. Mama duck is the white one with her head hidden. She just turned ten or eleven years old. She is queen of the flock. On the right are my chickens. The Little Red Hen is, of course, the dark red one. Chicken Little is the whitest one in front, and Henny Penny is off to the right with a copper colored head. Poultry is so soothing in the garden.