"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers".
- Claude Monet

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Garden Video and Photos

Here is a video of my vegetable and rose area.
Most of the roses just had their bloom cycle but I really wanted to share with you some of the items in my garden.

Just some of the photos from the morning

 A tiny patty pan. The label on this one says "yellow".
 Tucson Sun roses
 A mini rose bush.  No name.  When I purchased it there was not label.  It has been with me for a long while.

 Henry Fonda roses
 A photo of all three of them.
 Yves Piaget roses.
 Cosmo "bright lights" blend.  I took out the larkspurs.  They were starting to get mossy and there were no other new shoots.  So in their spot, I added a couple of the seedlings of the cosmos.  I have grown them before and they are really pretty for a summer and fall garden.

 Gina Lollobrigida rose

 On the right side are two "lemon" cucumbers and on the left are two Waltham butternut squash.

 Ronal Reagan rose
A tiny "San Marzano" tomato
Botanical Interests of "elves" blend sunflowers, "marketmore" cucumber, "waltham" butternut squash and "brights lights" blend of cosmos.
Hope you enjoyed the video and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, April 21, 2014

More Altered Paper Mache Eggs

Just wanted to share a few more paper mache eggs with you.  Just in time for Easter too.

They were a lot fun to do.  There are so many ways to decorate these.

The pink flowers are my pressed larkspur flowers from my garden.

These here are just a few that were decorated differently.  Here is the post that  I did with the first round of eggs -  HERE.

My Dear friend Ms. "L" gave me this beautiful woodblock stamp that has the Lords prayer.

After I added color to the eggs I used Archival Ink in sepia (this is a warterproof ink).

I just gave the egg a little roll to add the stamp wording.

Using one of the napkins that I just received from Marlene was perfect for the large egg.  The white flower was transparent and the words showed through.  I love the way the turned out.

Laces and trim from my stash and it was fun looking through my stash.  

I hope everyone had a good Easter.  We did and the weather was perfect too.

This week, a lot of gardening.  Turning the compost bin, adding some of the new sprouting veggies into the garden area and more sowing of seeds.  We may see some rain by the end of the week.  We shall see.

Thank you for all your comment on my last few posting.  Have a great week and hope to post soon.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mini Rose Bouquets and Going Into Garden Week 7

A lot to share with you again. So here I go.

I enjoy making small bouquets for the house.  

The mini white roses are "pillow fight".  It is a boarder rose that has beautiful white clusters.

A few larkspurs tucked here and there.

What the clusters look like in full bloom on the bush.

Another sweet rose is my  sweet "confection JA cute"   It has tiny pink clusters.  It is right next to my "pillow fight".

A mini bouquet of   "Confection JA cute", pink larkspurs and a sprig of forget-me-nots.

Here is what the bush looks like.
I also have one in a container.
She is not a mini rose but Ms. "Gina Lollobrigida" can make a nice arrangement on her own.

My container roses are all in bloom. My patio has some beautiful color right now.

The repotting that Hubby and I did last year really paid off.

My oldest Girl.  I do not know Her name. But I call her "Ms. Coral".

 In the Rose and Vegetable area.

Yellow patty pans are looking good.
 Ms. "Yves Piaget" is looking lovely as ever.

 My patch of larkspurs. I'm trying to keep on top of the dead-heading so they will continue to grow a bit longer.  They started blooming in February.

 Yellow squash but the tag on the container said green.  Not complaining.
 A cluster of "Juliet's"

 Celebrity tomatoes.
 All is looking good.

 More photo of my Yves Paget.

 And the seedlings are coming along with all this nice warm weather.  I have some container sunflowers, butternut squash, cosmos and a few more cucumbers.

I hope your gardens are doing well.
Thank you for visiting me and have a great day and have a beautiful Easter too.
Praise the Lord!