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Getting ready for Art in the Garden

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. 😀

Comments: 19

  • April 2, 2015

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

  • April 2, 2015

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

  • April 2, 2015

    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!

  • April 2, 2015

    that is one shiny cat!

  • April 2, 2015

    Beautiful glass globes! Congrats on doing the show again!

  • April 2, 2015

    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 😀

  • Rosemarie

    April 2, 2015

    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.

  • April 3, 2015

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

  • daryledelstein

    April 3, 2015

    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

  • April 6, 2015

    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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