Monday, May 6, 2013

Newly named garden

Good morning everyone ~ I hope you had nice weekends and hope you have good days this week.

We got a lot of much needed rain last week and it did the plant life much good, although, if this keeps up, I’ll have more to take care of in the way of getting rid of overgrowth of vines and weeds.

A commenter suggested I name one of my garden areas in memory of my dear husband and since the space that I worked on last week had no name and it’s by his workshop and the caravan I’ve come up with one.  I had already put one of the ‘curbside’ found staghorn ferns on a stump there and still had the other one to place, so I though this will be ~ The Stag Garden ~. A stag is a male deer, and my dear very, male husband was and is very dear to me. It makes me happy for this area to now have a name and Betsy I want to thank you for the idea.

I was doing some clean up yesterday and weed pulling so that I can get into the ‘back 40’ to do more clean up back there, and saw a chair that was rusting out in the seat but still had some life. I placed it in the stag garden to place the other staghorn fern on.  It works just great!!!  I want to add some ~ Reed-Stem Epidendrum ~ those easy to grow little orange orchids that I have all over the place, and possibly an iron cross that DH bought and gave me one Christmas about 24 years ago.

Here is ~ The Stag Garden ~ as it is now, with the two staghorn ferns.  It will be another peaceful little garden area here in our haven.  Already in place, just needs some tweaking to make it better.

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That’s it for now as I’ve been having problems uploading today with Windows Live Writer and Picassa. 

Let’s see if this will go through.

FlowerLady

11 comments:

Jane said...

Sounds like the perfect name, Rainey! I'm sure your DH is looking down and approving.

Nancy J said...

Lovely idea Lorraine, and Mark is for sure smiling at the new name and the allusion to him.Your stag ferns thrive in your warmer climate. Greetings from Jean

lil red hen said...

Such a lovely remembrance! I really like your garden areas. I'm having a little trouble with dogs this year and have to cover a lot of things with wire to protect them; not very attractive for sure.

It's still too cool here for things to grow much; there was frost yesterday morning ~ in May!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Wonderful dear Lorraine,

What a great memory garden for your sweet hubby.

Thinking of you and wishing you well.

Sharon

Rose ~ from Oz said...

The Stag Garden - totally beautiful!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful. seems that everything you have grows so well.The Stag garden is very special.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hi there! wanted to introduce myself and hope that you will come over to Fishtail Cottage's garden party and share a gardening post some time? Love meeting knew gardeners! xoxo,tracie

GRACE PETERSON said...

I love this garden. So cool!

Jillayne said...

Many years, when our children were very small, I planted a family garden. In it, I placed a plant for each person, a flower or shrub that I knew to be their favourite, and I explained it to the kids as I worked. They were both very keen on the idea of favourite flowers and so they helped me with it - I have a black thumb of sorts, and over the years many of the flowers died and weren't replaced - you have inspired me to begin again...

Gayle said...

I love that you name areas of your garden and make them so intimate. I shall give that some thought this summer.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Like I said before, your garden is a photographer's dream!!! I love that fountain/birdbath you have there too.