I never understood the joy people seemed to get from their gardens. When I was younger I didn't appreciate the time and effort it takes to create a space that you and your family can relax in.
We've been in our current place for more than 10 years now and although we've put a lot of time into renovations inside lately, our outside has been giving us so much pleasure this spring. It's particularly dry in this part of the world for this time of year so I'm having to keep up the watering but it's paying off with lots of colour and lush growth. I know a lot of you are heading into winter so I thought a few pics of my garden might help you to look forward to your next spring. Happy holidays to those who are celebrating at the moment and happy gardening to those of us downunder.
Flowering cherries are one of my favourite trees. I have a few dotted around our half acre.
When we first moved here with four preschoolers I thought I'd pull out some of the seventy five rose bushes. My lovely father-in-law convinced me not to and said he'd help with the upkeep. I'm so glad we still have them!
I planted five new roses this year and this was one of them -"Integrity".
I love having flowers inside.
I also love my veges. That's my worm farm in the black bucket!
The bees and I love the wisteria. I think I might grab a chair and my Lovecats Downunder "Hot Christmas Nights" set and get reading under here.
What's hapening in your garden at the moment?