Monday, April 18, 2011

Pictures from the garden.

Goodmorning everybody!

Goodmorning to you after a sunny weekend! And today the sun is visiting us again!
Where to start to tell about the weekend? Not that we did a lot, LOL, but for starters I have some pictures for you.Finally. The first one is taken a few days ago, showing Jan's seedlings, still rather small but growing and enjoying some time in the sun!
Ont the table at the right you an see the tomatoe plants and the sunflowers. That was around Wednesday. The sunflowers grew enormously and Jan planted them this weekend already in his little part of the garden! These will not grow too tall, about 50 cms, but he also has potted now the giant sunflowers in pots and if they do well, thay can grow to 2 mtrs, or even much more if they are happy!!!! I'll keep you posted of the progress, LOL.
 Then I made a picture of another part of the terrace, that day, you see a lovely hydrangea I bought and at the back also an azalea. Then an overview of the garden with not all tulips blooming yet. You can see the daffodils, at the end of their blooming, so I pinched out the flowerheads this weekend, to let the bulbs get some energy again, and hopefully they will bloom again next year.
Next pic you can see some Impatiens (Busy Lizzy) I bought for Jan's garden part. There will be needed a few more, but it's already looking nicer with those few planted, and now they can spread their wings!
Then some shots of the different coloured tulips. First I only had the orange/red ones and the salmon coloured, now also yellow and purple!



Almost every day you see something new arriving in the garden! At the back of the last picture you can see a Bleeding Heart appearing, with it's fresh green leaves and I even saw some flower buds!
And in the back of the garden I also have an azalea and trhe flower buds are colouring and within perhaps a few days they should open. And I noticed that some of my Columbies start showing their flower buds! I just love Columbines. You should always have some in a garden, I would have for sure some more, there are so many varieties in it, amazing!
While we were at times busy with the plants, Brodski just enjoyed the warmth of the sunshine, and only moved when one of us passed him very closely, then he started to roll over the ground and almost screaming, yeah, to get our attention LOL!

Saturday we did make a little walk, just to the market, I didn;t take my shopping car with me, we just wanted to have a look around, and emjoy the sunshine. I must say, it was at times suffering for me, cause they had some stands with lots of garden flowers and seeds and my hands itched to take some of it home, but I was strong! I better wait just a few weeks and may be Heidi and I will go to the garden centre and there I can find much more different plants. I still like to have a few species, would be nice to have some taller growing ones, to get some more diversity.
While walking to the market we passeda "childrens farm"as we call it. There they keep some sheep, cows, rabbits, pigs etc. that children can visit and even touch. And I made a portrait of a real Ducth cow for you, grin!

Well, that are the pictures for now.
I do have to make a bit of promotion for Minky again. She renewed one of her blogs, specially started to help raise some funds for the Starchildren project. And oh whee, what a marvellous job she did on it. You really should take a look there and she has made several pages, so click all of them to see all the beautiful things she is offering. At the moment she also has some special offerings, so certainly worth the visit ! And there are also some freebies to snatch! I'll give you the link and if you visit leave her a little message, she deserves it, cause she worked very hard to get it ready and it is soooo beautiful!
http://thestarchildrenproject.blogspot.com/

Yesterday we just enjoyed our garden, sat outside a bit, reading and Jan making some crosswords, really it was a lazy Sunday. Oh, something weird also happened yesterday. I was busy in the kitchen when Jan called me, to take a look at something. He told me, that he was hearing a strange sound all the time, not paying attention to it first, but then was puzzled by it. So he went on a search and finally found it! He showed me the big watering-can we have in the garden and told me to take a look inside. And what did I see?????
There was a little toad sitting in it, making that wierd squeeking noise, he couldn;t get out of it! I wonder how he got inside at the first place! So Jan held the watering can upside down, shook it a bit and there he fell out, our toad! Now is jumping free and happy around in the garden again.!

So today definately I have to do some work around here, my washing machine is filled, and the good thing is that I can dry the laundry outside now, so it will take in some of the smell of the spring air, wonderful!
And there are more of the usual tasks waiting to be done, but I don;t mind it so much, as long as the sun is shining and the temperatures are still going up, I am much more in the mood to do those things.

We start today with a daily download again, at the end of the 6 downloads I think you will have collected a nice kit! It's named : "Shabby Roses".
Time for me to take a walk in the garden  and then get busy.
Have a lovely day and try to be happy, just small things already can make you feel happy at times!

Download    part1 HERE

5 comments:

Raven aka Silke said...

Minky has the go ahead for the project- she just posted that Ian is off to do all the legal stuff now -hooray ! Your garden is looking great and your cat is definitely enjoying the sun as much as I do,lol.
Hugs Snowy

Edna B said...

Good morning Kyra. I'm just loving all those great photos of your garden. What a beautiuful space you have made to enjoy. Your photos put a huge smile on my face this morning. Thank you.

The only blooms that I have so far are some daffodils and a little primrose. My garden is a bit slower to grow and blossom but it will get there eventually.

I'm still at work, but it's almost time to go home. That's good because the sun is shining and it looks to be another great day. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Good morning Kyra:)
WOW!!! You HAVE been busy.:)Your garden is LOVELY and no wonder you enjoy sitting out there and soaking up the sun.Such PRETTY things to look at and I bet it smells wonderful too.:)Your cat looks very contented.So sweet!
I would LOVE to be able to have flowers around my house but they attract the bees and my oldest son is highly allergic to bees.So...I try to get plants that have a variety of colors instead.:)
Soo happy Jan found the toad and let him out of that can.:)Wonder how long he was in there hollering for help.:)
I had a BUSY weekend too..Whew..and today I have to make up for it..gotta clean the house back up since I wasn't here much to keep up with it.:)
Thanks so much for part 1 of your shabby roses kit.Can't wait to see what else you have in mind for it.:)
Hope you have a FANTASTIC day my friend.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Apr. 18, 2011. Thanks again.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [19 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria