I read an article this morning by Costa Georgiadis, the “gardening guru” of Gardening Australia. It resonated with me because we had just been doing exactly what he recommends.
This is part of the article…
“One of the smallest and simplest things is to actually go out into your garden and just observe what is going on, and try these simple ideas”.
- See what insects are there.
- Take close-up photos of bits that interest you.
- Observe the bird life
There’s so much going on in our gardens that we can miss.
These are just some of the things we do every day.
Today is Good Friday. Last night it poured with rain, 27mm. After rain is always an exciting time to look around the garden. Everything sparkles, drops of rain linger on petals and leaves and the plants and flowers seem to have an extra glow.
So come with me and enjoy natures beauty.
A double red desert rose and a beautiful soft yellow one are stars of Jack’s collection of almost 70 desert rose plants.French Tarragon has flowered profusely This is a herb that I love the strong liquorice smell of, but don’t really know what to use it with. Has anyone any recipes?This yellow Heliconia is the last of the species still in flower. They are a tropical and as it gets colder they will disappear till the weather warms up again next year.I think I have mentioned before that orange is one of my favourite colours and this Ixora always makes me happy.This French Marigold is so perfectly formed, ruffled and with the delicate line of orange outlining the petals. Shading from rust to a rich yellow centre, it calls to me to draw and paint it.Another shape that is unique and beautiful is the rain drop encrusted paw paw leaves, they sparkle like diamonds.Of course you cannot ignore the insects, especially the spider. They are abundant this year and many times I end up with their sticky webs wrapped around my head as I push through the paths.
We were surprised and happy when the son and part of his family made an unexpected visit to park in the drive, chat and then serenade us, before giving “air hugs and kisses” before driving back to Brisbane.
I hope you are all having a very peaceful and happy time in your homes. Maybe cooking a special meal, eating hot-cross buns, maybe even doing an Easter egg hunt. Stay safe, stay home in these strange times, and stay positive.