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.
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!
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…
…and hung up seven glass globes.
Morgan supervised from the cold frame.
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.
Morgan practised her best skulking from behind the irises.
Then a little weeding.
Which Morgan approved of.
Then some pruning.
While Morgan claimed the box I brought the globes out in.
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.
A few items crossed off the list and beautiful show garden here we come. 😀
Wish I could have popped by to help! Has it been a year already!! Oh my… insert cliche’ ….
I know, I know! 😀
can’t wait to have a tour of your garden. When is this happening?
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
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!
Aw, thank you for popping in here Cindy and saying hi. 😀
that is one shiny cat!
Yes! 😀 xoxox
Jennifer J. Chow
Beautiful glass globes! Congrats on doing the show again!
Thank you Jennifer. I’m looking forward to it again this year. 😀
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 😀
I am excited! It’s only a city garden but it holds plenty. Morgan will take all the pats she can get 😀
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.
Oh absolutely Rosemarie. Just give me a day or two to figure life out. 😀
Congratulations, Veronica; you must be so excited! Hope you will keep us posted with photos of your progress…
Oh absolutely! 😀
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
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. 😀
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!