Tuesday, 5 February 2008

G is for Garden


I use to spend a lot of time on my gardens when the kids were younger, but unfortunately as they have gotten older I seem to spend more of my time running them to their various sports that I don't get to spend as much time in the garden anymore. Hopefully now that can change since I have just quit my secound job last Monday (working for an internet vet supplies company). Now I will have more time to spend on the house and gardens while the kids are at school.

The drought has also taken a toll on our gardens. I always favoured snapdragons, pansies and various other annual flowers. Now I have found that with having to hand water with a watering can and only on certain days that it has become way to much work. So gone are all the pretty annual plants in favour of more hardy drought tolerient plants. Here are some photos of some of the flowers that have managed to do well in our gardens despite the drought and lack of TLC.

Cheers,

(P.S. In the top photo there are a pair of Pauls old work boots. My friends and family have learnt over the years never to leave anything lying around the gardens for too long because Linda might put plants in it. I will have to show you in another post what other stange things I have put plants in.)

11 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Linda
I always love reading your blog, I will be adding you to my favourites right now...just as I had planned to do! I love your garden ideas, the boots of course are very unique, I also have the very same style of boots at the back door, maybe a little more brickies cement on the bottom, but very similar and yes doesn't the shortage of water make you rethink on your planting
look forward to reading about "H"

Chantilly Cottage said...

Hi Linda
Just popped over... have loved reading your blog. Great garden ideas. Look forward to reading more soon. See you got your signature worked out.
Take Care... Deb

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Such beautiful pictures. I know kids take time! THank you for visiting me and entering my giveaway! (It's especially nice to see summer pictures when my yard is covered in snow!)

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Linda,
Your garden looks lovely and totally relate to your watering woes. I didn't plant annuals this year either but did put some more roses, lavenders and diosmas in. They seem to cope well here in Melbourne without much water. I wonder if we will ever know a day when water restrictions are lifted. Loved reading your post and have also added you to my favorites list.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Linda, of course you can put me on your blog roll. I will do that same with you. I so need to update mine as I have a list of all the blogs I love in google reader which alerts me every time someones blogs (then I don't have to check everyone all the time). The list is getting bigger and bigger!

I just love your garden. I like the idea of gardening but never ever get around to it haha. Low maintenance for me!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh, your photos are fabulous! We can't wait to see other fun gardening containers...such creativity!!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Jessica said...

Pretty! Everything here is brown and dead! : )

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

HI Linda, thanks so much for stopping by my blog, its lovely to meet you. And bigger thanks for bothering to read my blog lol!! Your garden looks beautiful, thanks for sharing.
Alicia ~ time worn style

Deb said...

What a gorgeous garden you have Linda! I LOVE the work boots planted up :-}

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What beautiful garden pictures! I love the idea of plants in old boots!
Penny

Crafty Gardener said...

Hi Linda, thanks for visiting my blog and pointing me in the direction of yours. It's a coincidence we both plant in old boots/shoes, maybe it is because we have the same name?? I'm enjoying looking through your blog. When you have time stop by my website and other blog.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener
craftygardener.ca

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