Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I just wanted to show you my Gazing Ball. A few years ago Gazing Balls were once again introduced into gardens and became quite popular.The gazing ball has a lot of folklore history. The reflective balls originated in Venice, Italy during the 13th century. Reportedly, they were known to ward off evil spirits.
When looking at the gazing ball you can see a reflection of the garden including the sky. Can you see the reflection of me taking the photo in the ball?
Just a little more purple! The coneflowers have started blooming. They are planted quite close to the gazing ball along with other purple and/or blue flowers that bloom at various times of the year.
The ball is on a slope that is covered with ivy. If you are wondering what is supporting the ball, look closely in the top photo. I used a large tomato cage. The ball rests on the large wire ring. The ball is secure and has become more so as the ivy has grown. The ball can be seen from quite a distance partly because of the nice contrast between the green ivy and brillant purple.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I have the perfect place for it next to the door in the dining room that leads to the garden. How perfect!
which wisdom provides
to make life entirely happy
much the greatest
is the possession
- - - - - - Epicurus
Call a friend today. Tell them they are SPECIAL.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
ENJOY and take a moment and relax in my garden.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
FYI - It is over 100 degrees today!!! Now let's go in for some lemonade.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Mission accomplished. Now I can study the soil and see if it needs any nourishment and then plant something to see if it will grow in this planter. I'll let you know how it works out. All in the day of a gardeners life!
I hope your day is FANTASTIC.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Have a HAPPY day.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I really like putting these collages together with all the pretty flowers. It helps me to realize how many different pink flowers bloom in my garden each year. It kind of surprises me that there are this many. And, there probably are more.
Friday, July 10, 2009
It was so much fun to get the sewing machine out and finish a project that had been started a long time ago. The bag was almost finished. It only needed the magnetic closure and the inside bottom stitched closed. I guess I got sidetracked when I didn't have the magnetic closure that I wanted to use. We don't have any stores close by for craft items. As the result of that I usually purchase through the internet which I have found to be quite satisfactory. But, we do have a wonderful fabric store, especially for quilters. It doesn't get much better than being able to caress beautiful fabric and plan a new sewing project!
So, last Sunday I finished the bag and then I made the pincushion and the zippered bag to match the bag. I think the fabric is simply fabulous! I purchased it at the local fabric store.
Today, Give Thanks.