Monday, August 22, 2011
My garden diary
I seem to have become a little preoccupied with my vege garden just of late. It all started with being determined to be organised this year, which got me thinking, and planning and opening up my books and magazines, which led to trips to the library and the discovery of this book, which I have been carrying with me probably far too much, I'm going to wear the pages out, I'm going to have to buy my own copy. And then it just so happened that I was sent an email invitation to attend a talk by this lovely lady, which has got me even more inspired.
I'm sitting here this morning with a rather sore back from too much enthusiastic gardening, hoping that it will ease shortly so we can get out there again. We have had some beautiful sunny days, it's actually hot out there! And the kids have been enjoying being out there as much as I have, they will quite happily spend the whole day out there, with just the odd toilet break and stopping for food to keep up the energy levels.
So, I thought I would start a garden diary sort of thing on here. Just posting updates now and again of things we've been doing in the garden. For two reasons - it will be helpful for me to look back on next year. And also it may be helpful for you, I'm doing so much research and discovering so many wonderful things, that may help you in your gardening adventures, or perhaps inspire you to start!
The print is from a painting by a local Waihi artist, Helen McCulloch who my sister Frith took some art classes with. Helen had some of her paintings on display at a street fair a while ago and I saw this one and loved it so much. Frith remembered and asked Helen to make a print of it for my birthday :) I have it on the dresser in my bedroom and look at it often, I would love some more of her artwork actually. I couldn't find any of her work online to show you, Frith do you know if she has a website or anything?