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When the world out there makes no sense at all, when evil grows stronger as innocents fall, when freedom is license and greed is the rule, when games teach our children more than their school. I run to my garden … Continue reading
Happiness doesn’t have to be chased… it merely has to be chosen. ~Mandy Hale
Lovely view of our backyard pond with rose campion in the background. That’s a metal heron hiding in the grass. Just felt so pastoral and calm.
They come by nearly every day, peering in the windows to see if we’re home, nibbling whatever looks tasty. What a gift we open our eyes to see each day.
Hydrangea (Mopheads) macrophylla nikko Deciduous Shrub. In spring thin out weak shoots and prune back flowering shoots nearly to the old wood. Flower: Large round heads of sterile flowers grow at the tops of upright woody stems. Flowering summer to … Continue reading
Hydrangea (Lace Cap) macrophylla normalis Planted in 1987 from a cutting a friend gave us. It has bloomed faithfully every year. 2” to 4” flowers, centre fertile blossoms surrounded by lace of large flat sterile blossoms
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within –strength, courage, and dignity. ~Ruby Dee
Nasturtium Tropaeolum mapis We usually plant nasturtium in pots or window boxes around our house. Likes poor soil, full sun. Potash aids blooms. Use: Deters aphids, squash bugs, beetles plant around fruit trees for borers. Companion for radishes, cabbage, fruit … Continue reading
Every poppy seed from the package seems to have survived. They do make a lovely backdrop for the roses though.
The best chimes yet. Hisnibs got inspired about making a wind chime. He studied the science, the musicality and construction of them and went to work and made one. I love it. It is calming and soothing.
We’ve had these chimes for years too, terracotta love birds on a log. They’ve been repaired several times but are still chiming from the tip of a smoke bush branch.
We’ve had this little wind chime for over 20 years. I remember every time we walked past it my baby grandson had to hit it and make it tinkle. He’s now over 2o years old. It’s been repaired a few … Continue reading