Saturday, May 9, 2009

Silver Bells and Cockle Shells







Anyone who knows me well will tell you that my thumb is definitely not green. In fact, I have even been known to bring about the demise of the ever popular, practically indestructible, philodendron. I do have a lovely stand of dandelions and chickweed in my yard, but that doesn't seem to impress my neighbors. But in spite of this, I keep trying to beautify my environment. We finally got a break in the rainy spring weather we've been having so I got ambitious this last week and bought up some plants to set out. I've found that I have the best luck with plants when I put them in containers although the shade and rock garden I started two years ago is still looking quite nice. I added an astilbe plant and two forget-me-nots to it this week. I love the magical, mythical characters of fairies and gargoyles and such and several habitate in my garden areas. I found a new fairy this spring at the craft show I did. She's a rustic metal silhouette and looks quite at home in the shade garden next to the new astilbe plant. My containers look at little sparse yet but I'm hoping they will fill in nicely as the summer progresses. I'm kind of wishing I'd gotten one of the hanging geraniums I've pictured for myself. This one is going to my mom's tomorrow for Mother's Day.

5 comments:

Enchanted Beads said...

I love gardens! They are so refreshing, they give you inspiration! Your garden is beautiful and I envy you! Happy Mother's Day!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

It looks beautiful!

BeadsForever said...

I'm not a garden person, but I do enjoy seeing beautiful flowers and plants and envy those with a green thumb!

Dawn N said...

I love plants and gardens-unfortunately I never seem to have the time to keep my garden areas planted and weeded. I love all your fairy and gargoyle statues.

Rita from alatvian.etsy.com said...

It's just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing!