Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mad March

Woops!

Well, I had originally posted my latest two pieces, but after looking at it, I see the colors really look terrible. So, I've decided to take them off rather than post pictures that I"m not happy with....will re-post them as soon as I have had time to figure out the problem.

Seeing as how we seem to be in yet another never-ending winter, I thought I'd show you where I live. This next picture is what I see from my bedroom window.



We live on an acreage that originally had only a few conifer trees and one lone poplar planted on it. We've spent the last 20 years planting trees and everything else with roots! My husband is English, so it's genetic!









This is the south side of the house. As well as putting as many plants as possible into the perennial beds, we also have lots in pots.



This is our pond, soon to be (re)moved and relocated to a different spot - too much sun. The gardeners who read this will appreciate why when I say that it gets sun all day. We're re-doing part of our "yard" to a Japanese-influence garden and will put the pond there.

And this is some of the front.  It's hard to see, but every available inch of space has been planted. This was the reason we moved to an acreage in the first place. We had a nice little house in the city, but we ran out of yard!  We also collect peonies and have around 70 or so now.  I belong to the Saskatoon Perennial Society and their plant sale and exchange is coming up in May. If you're interested at all, this is a super group of people and the meetings are actually fun! We have speakers frequently, garden tours,  and always have good eats!!! Check out their websites for activities. 

Okay - that has to be it for now. Next weekend I'm away, so likely won't get to post again until I get back. Once March is over, I plan on making some additions to this blog, as well as possibly adding a website to show my work.

Cheers and Think SPRING!!......donna