Hi Friends ~ I forgot to show you these planters in my last post. My friends Nanci & John who are retiring and moving out of their shop next door to where I worked, gifted me these ‘heavy’ cement planters. The two larger ones are 35 inches long by 14 inches wide by 15 inches high. The one with shells on it, which by the way decorate all 4 sides, is 27 inches long by 15 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches high. All are steel reinforced, all have drainage holes. John plans to come over in a couple of weeks or so with his helper, to get these out of my van (they are in the middle of van not the back), and placed where I want them. I’ve got to figure out where I actually do want these. I think I can handle walking around the gardens looking for the right spots.
By the way, I am doing better today, hardly coughing at all, and ribs are not giving me as much pain. I am thankful. I am still just puttering , resting and recuperating. Yesterday I worked on clearing off my work surface. It looks much better and I’ve already started another project.
I am itching to get out and do things though, but am holding myself back. It is very warm out today, it feels like summer is here. We had LOTS of heavy rain yesterday, more rain expected this afternoon through tomorrow. The lawn needs mowing, I need to go around with the weed wacker too. There’s trimming and raking up also.
Because of rain we had earlier in the week, the large bird bath filled up, and the frogs did their thing in it and now there are lots of little froglets developing. There’s probably more in there now than when I took this photo. The frogs have been croaking, glad to have rain and puddles.
Here is my Meyer Lemon, also gifted to me by Nanci & John. The scent is wonderful. There are around 3 clumps of blooms, which hopefully will all turn into lemons.
This picture was taken on the 8th of this month, April.
This was taken on the 23rd. There are also two other smaller lemons on the little tree.
Forgot to show this picture of amaryllis in last post too.
I just love this begonia. Deep burgundy colored leaves and pretty soft pink blooms. Doesn’t it look nice against what will be the color of this little cottage?
Next is Thryallis. What a wonderful scent this has. I’ve already made two rooted cuttings from this, and plan to do more. I see this a lot around the county as clipped hedges. Mine is more sprawling, which is more cottagey. At the botanical garden they have theirs in the butterfly garden as a tree and it is wonderful.
Here is another shrub with a wonderful scent that wafts through the air, Sweet Almond.
To have a healthier body, spirit and mind, plant a scented garden.
Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady
"The gardens that make us happiest flourish because we have taken the time to make sure they feed our souls and fill a special place in our lives. Sometimes you have to think about what you really want from your garden ... once the beds are laid out and the rose bushes planted."