Getting ready for Art in the Garden

April 2, 2015

Recently I was told the happy news. My garden has been accepted again this year as a show garden for the Art in the Garden tour. (Still waiting to hear about my portfolio, but am hopeful)

So today being a lovely sunny day, and with C’s help, I decided to blow out the winter cobwebs and hit the garden.

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First a brief run thru and we took stock. C wrote a list of things to do and it turned out to be rather a long list!

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A simple thing on the list were our tattered prayer flags on the saved apple tree. Since I freed the ancient apple tree from the confines of the child’s fort and planted a flower garden around it, it has rewarded us with a renewed health and tons of apples. We figured that maybe it didn’t need the prayer flags any more.

We took them down…

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…and hung up seven glass globes.

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Morgan supervised from the cold frame.

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I think the glass globes look fantastic, and some have glow-in-the-dark dots on them. That might look really lovely in the evenings.

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Morgan practised her best skulking from behind the irises.

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Then a little weeding.

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Which Morgan approved of.

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Then some pruning.

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While Morgan claimed the box I brought the globes out in.

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And then, C and I spent a couple of hours fixing and supporting the old fences.

And finally, we stopped for a well earned cup of tea.

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A few items crossed off the list and beautiful show garden here we come. πŸ˜€

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19 Comments

  • Reply mysoulfulhome April 2, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Wish I could have popped by to help! Has it been a year already!! Oh my… insert cliche’ ….

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      I know, I know! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Gill April 2, 2015 at 6:05 am

    can’t wait to have a tour of your garden. When is this happening?

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you so much Gill, it is on on the last weekend in May. The Saturday and Sunday, and don’t worry, I take loads of photos…lol. x

  • Reply Cindy April 2, 2015 at 6:41 am

    I am so glad it’s spring so we can get out in the garden. Your kitty is adorable!
    Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments. Hope you find your old ironstone bunny lid soup tureen and use it for celebrating Easter!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Aw, thank you for popping in here Cindy and saying hi. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Robert Burnett April 2, 2015 at 9:24 am

    that is one shiny cat!

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Yes! πŸ˜€ xoxox

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow April 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Beautiful glass globes! Congrats on doing the show again!

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you Jennifer. I’m looking forward to it again this year. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Hey Veronica … how exciting, congratulations. I bet your garden looks absolutely beautiful. As for Morgan .. she is gorgeous give her a big pat from me πŸ˜€

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      I am excited! It’s only a city garden but it holds plenty. Morgan will take all the pats she can get πŸ˜€

  • Reply Rosemarie April 2, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Good helping hands and being organized with a list. A very energetic start to getting the garden ready for the tour.

    Morgan is delightful.

    You’re getting busier and busier – hope you’ll be able to take up my invite for tea.

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Oh absolutely Rosemarie. Just give me a day or two to figure life out. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson April 3, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Congratulations, Veronica; you must be so excited! Hope you will keep us posted with photos of your progress…

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Oh absolutely! πŸ˜€

  • Reply daryledelstein April 3, 2015 at 9:20 am

    color me unsurprised .. i suspect your garden was the high point of last year’s event … i also bet no one else puts the effort into it that you (and C and Morgan) do

    • Reply Veronica April 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Oh, you’d be surprised Daryl. Some people don’t have a blade of grass out of place! I can’t live like that…lol. I think people like mine because it’s so different. Because it’s an eclectic collection of saved plants from neighbourhood construction sites with a green plant “lawn” where there is actually very little grass. But I’ll tell you what, with all the crows damaging everyone’s lawns because of the chafer beetle grub, my “lawn” is just fine. The grubs don’t want my non-grass lawn. πŸ˜€

  • Reply cathy April 6, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Oh how wonderful. I love working in our yard and had great thoughts of that today but it is now alternating between rain sleet and snow so guess there is always tomorrow!

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