Monday, 23 July 2018

My Garden

I certainly haven't done much art since my last blog almost a month ago as I have been too busy with my garden and my flowers.





 As well as taking care of the flowers in all the pots and in the garden, this year we decided to enlarge the shade bed in the front yard. We get mostly moss and weeds in this area because of the lack of sunlight and the fact that it is very close to the forest. I think it will look super once it is all finished.
We also added more gravel to this side at the back of the house and for the same reasons. I still need to get some perennials in both of these areas but that will probably wait until the fall.
A lot of people may wonder about all the gravel but I find that it really cuts down on weeding and it keeps water away from the walls of the house. And, it makes a nice backdrop for the flowers in the pots.
We still have a number of jobs to do outside so it will be a while before I get much art done but I am rather enjoying the 'holiday'.

I really like to hear from you so please leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. WOW, so pretty Val! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous garden with us. I know you enjoy your time with nature, and it surely shows :) Love all the colors :) Have fun!

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  2. Love your gardens! The beautiful pots and flowers really pop against the gravel! Fantastic idea!

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    1. Thank you Cathy. We like the effect too and the bonus is less to mow or weed - lol.

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  3. Your garden looks fabulous, Val - you obviously have the gardener's eye as well as that of an artist!

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    1. Thank you Win. Although not as impressive as many of the gardens in the Creston area, I am very happy with what we have done - any more and I wouldn't have time to do art too!

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  4. Due to my travels I am a bit behind seeing what you are up to. Your garden is looking great!

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    1. Thanks Joan. I am late checking my blog too so no worries - nice to have you back in the loop.

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  5. Hi, Val! Your garden looks amazing! You have a beautiful home and garden. I have no doubt you'll be inspired to create more of your lovely art very soon, being surrounded as you are by such beauty each and every day. :o)

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    1. Thank you Sherry. I don't think it has been a lack of inspiration that has kept me from painting - more like a lack of time - lol. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. WOW! Your garden is so beautiful, Val! Beautiful home and property!I like the idea of using gravel, too. I need to do that next year!

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    1. Thank Mel - and, yes, gravel makes a big difference to maintenance. The landscape fabric keeps the weeds out. pots are easier to water and I think the whole look is great. Glad you stopped by.

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