By far the one above is my favorites with its dark/wine red flowers.
This orangey salmon one starts out ok but then turns a pale orange- almost skin color… not a favorite towards the end.
My husband bought me this mum when we got our first home about 10 years ago. It has been divided a couple of times and lived in two gardens. Always faithful and always bright.
This aster is too big- its been divided three times and is taking over the front garden but I cannot bear to cut it down.
Gabli Garden Bio?
So I grew up in a big city. Garden’s were very few and far between in the middle to lower class neighborhoods where I grew up. Yet, I grew up with a couple of people that inspired me with their love for nature and marvelous green thumbs. Grandma and dad.
|Alice's way out: This is still standing after a couple of winters! I am hoping to grow moss around it soon.|
Our second home had been abandoned for several years and the backyard was a play area for a variety of animals (pigs, raccoons, snakes, cats, dogs you get the picture). My dear C knew how much I wanted to garden at a larger scale and started to work on getting beds laid out for me. I found out soon enough that he was an expert and I still struggle with the fact that he tries to take over the garden.
We have been trying to grow vegetables in the past few years and have had some luck. My father had a small veggi garden in our big city home where he grew so many tomatoes and peas and beans. I have no clue how he did it because squirrels and rabbit tend to eat all of my veggies. He just planted them and walked away and voila a bounty. Grewing up in PR he knows a thing or two about soil and his expertise is always good to have around.
Today our garden is still growing and has taken on a theme all by itself- Alice in Wonderland. Seriously, this was not done intentionally... it just came together that way and this makes me smile.
|For some reason I cannot get this pic to rotate even after I do so on my computer's photo program;( Scroll below for an upright view. My husband made this for me after seeing it in one of his manly magazines!|
|The Thinking Spot|
|Ignore the hubby trying to hide a ladder on the side of the shed…geez.|
|I cannot bear to part with these for I bought the for the princess even before she was born.|
|My Mommy's Day present - planted by my little family.|
|He is late for tea!|