All thumbs

I did a vicious amount of planting over the weekend in my parents' new rock garden. It was nice to see my parents spending time together in the midst of their project too. An enjoyable event until I took a spill on the steps into the flower bed, lugging one of the pudgier pekes into the house. It might have been worse, had I fallen none too gently into a nearby cement urn and whacked my head to top it off, so I feel rather unscathed by the incident.

Being the domestic goddess that I am (I truly kid that), I whipped up some homemade repellent to deter the merciless mosquitoes. My Dad sung it's praises to the neighbors. Recipe for this magic elixir has been sought by the block, though I have yet to pen the ingredients. Darrel was there to offer hand and muscle which was truly appreciated ;). Our own landscape received a few welcome additions provided by the garden nursery excursions, getting supplies for the yard next door. This ended the remaining hours of my boyfriend's vacation time (his dissatisfaction with his job even more prominent).

In our own garden, the seeds sown weeks ago have emerged into tiny seedlings, barely pin-pricks of green on a dirt canvas. The initial leafy residents from a summer ago's dig seem to have taken home nicely, with little effort. The Japanese painted fern we planted the year before (presumed dead or certainly missing), has been a barren spot within our populated flower bed for months. Though we expected it hadn't made it over winter - it pushed up curly fiddle heads practically overnight. The midnight purple frond was camouflaged by the surrounding black earth With a growth spurt so sudden - I rubbed my eyes in disbelief!

The nurture and nature of summer has inspired the gardener within. With our new found green thumbs, we've been bitten by the gardening bug for sure.

In pursuit of cuteness and all it's whimsy,
I'm tempted to add an entrance
within the garden (of specific purpose)...

a fairy door,of course.

Here's some gardening humour I dug up. Enjoy!


jbw said...

You show picture of "urban fairy" doors rather than garden fairy ones.

gabbi said...

Indeed, I stand corrected!