|It is so good to feel the sunshine again.|
One of my favorite gardens I have been working in is the Fairy Garden. I have many things that I bring out of the potting shed, and there are two very big plastic bins in the lath house full of the glass plates I line the paths with and all the do - dads I store over the winter. The above photo shows one of the many fairy statues I take out of storage and put in place for another year of whimsy and fun. It takes me a couple weeks to weed and put in order all the things that make the Fairy garden one of my favorites to sit in. Everyone should have a spot to let the child out in you. Joy seeps out as the gentle songs of the birds rejoice their Creators beauty. I want to sing out myself because I am so happy. The wind has been pretty strong this past week and what a welcome to have it skip around my head cooling my already sun burnt cheeks.
|New Tree Peonies|
This Batik Iris stole the show this morning. When my eyes first gazed upon the lovely blue it took my breath away!
|Sweet woodruff mingled inbetweeh hostas and other shade plants.|
Dick my husband, made the two divider screens made out of metal.
|Blue Forget-me-Nots are amazing the way they compliment shade plants|
I like to use whimsy in my gardens in surprised spots. Here is a gift I received and I think it adds so much to this large pot of shade plants. Makes me smile each time I turn the corner and gaze upon it.
|Medium size Iris reminds me of cream sickles|
|Three birdhouses accent this shady spot that was recently mulched, bringing out the colors of the Heuchera (Coral Bells)|
|Rock Garden next to the house going up hill. Use many shade plants in this area.|
The .trees just getting their spring dressings of leaves leave enough sun
to filter through giving perennials the light they need to flower.
|Peonies, Early Daises, and Iris mix nicely in my Natural Country gardens.|
|Pink Poppies in partial shade do fine|
|Red Poppies with Daises in full sun are happy there too.|
Yesterday I had the Green Thumb Garden Club come for a look around in my gardens. They wanted to see the iris in bloom but also got a tour of the whole place. As you can see in the blog this time there are so many different colors, and types of plants. They all somehow work together to make my world beautiful. Mixing all these colors in your living room might clash but somehow out in nature they blend. God does not make mistakes with our surroundings. He does not make mistakes with us either. No matter how many blemishes we have with our mistakes in life we are still beautiful to Him and He loves us just as I love each and every flower in my little world. In one of the pictures above, an iris has been mared with holes from bugs but as a group it is still a beautiful picture. Likewise with all humanity wrong makes holes in our lives but we are still precious to our Great Creator. I want to Love Like God Does.
Blessings to you all!