Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mirror Mirror In The Garden

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Instead of a Mirror Ball
I've Created A Mirror Window
First I Painted on the Mirror
An outline of a Star Sunflower
With Yellow Acrylic Paint


That red thing in the middle
is the above head hummingbird
feeder reflected in the mirror
which I thought was a nice
natural touch that I had not
anticipated when I reviewed
the picture in my photo stream


Then I filled in the star flower
and added the words
STAR GAZER


Then I etched out the middle,
added oil pastels of blue and orange

And Presto
STAR GAZER
is done
It took me an hour
and will add beauty and wonder
to my garden
by reflecting the many
flowers, veggies, birds, bees,
butterflies, moths. ants
insects, pollinators,
that help make a garden grow


The Garden Is Springing Up & Out All Over

The Pink and White Magnoglia
Blossoms against the clear blue
sky 
Daffodils a plenty




violets with old  treee
 leaves from last year



Violets galore






Narcissis,
you gotta love 'em


they're sweet smelling




 The Pink Bush
whose name I do not know
but a bush by any other name would
be as pretty


 I'll name it Pinky


Gorgeous Magnolia



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Geting Ready for the New Year of Gardening & Artistry

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'To do weed or not to do weed that is the question?'
It's Hard Believe it's been 7 years since
I took this Garden Pic.
I'm Getting Ready for this Garden Season
with Heirloom Seeds That Arrived
Yesterday in The Mail
Thank You Terra's Edibles
from Canada
I love your heirloom seeds

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This Is What A Wintered Over Kale TREE Looks Like---WOW

I'm sure this is unusual--
It's an ordinary Kale Plant
That survived last winter
and is still growing to this day
and does not show signs of dying anytime soon
It's Flowered Already
But continues to be green and still growing

Strawberries, A YUGE Pumpkin Plant, & A Sweet Smelling, Bee Attracting, Gorgeous Bush

The Shortcake is Awaiting
This Pumpkin From This Pumpkin Plant is Gonna be YUGE...Just Look at those Leaves
This Bush Attracts The Most Bees
And Smells So Sweet, It Sends You
To A Heady Place


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sweet William, A Red Breasted Grosbeak, & A Newly Hatched Butterfly In the 2016 Garden

A RedBreasted Grosbeak at the Birdfeeder
Sweet William
A Newly Hatched Butterfly
Letting It's Wings Dry Out
From Being In The Cocoon
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Flowers in the 2016 Garden






Irises
Forget Me Nots

White Peony

Friday, September 4, 2015

Every School Should Teach Gardening


The Pollinator VICTORY GARDEN---I've Got Mine




There's a bee on this coneflower
In World Word II Americans rallied to create over 1 million Victory Gardens – food gardens for defense.   We can do it again – this time creating Pollinator Victory Gardens to defend pollinators and our food supply.  Let’s win the war on pollinator decline!  Every yard counts.  Here’s the link to show how you can do it

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Pumpkin Patch, Coneflowers, Bees & A Volunteer Cantalope----In The Garden

I actually picked the first pumpkin of the season yesterday
Bees love the coneflowers
A small volunteer cantalope I did not plant it just came up probably from seeds outta my compost pile.

It tasted pretty good considering it was so small

Lots Of Life Going On In THE GARDEN