ooo I love that. I may have to copy that idea for my yard. ;-) It fills in so nicely. (ps - my blog url has changed - if you were following me, you'll need to update the url)
Beautiful heart and artichokes! My father used to grow artichokes in his garden on the bluffs north of Gualala. The most delicious artichokes ever!
Your heart is full and beautiful. Those artichokes are just stunning.
Sharon-- So glad you liked the photos. It was fun looking back. (Thank you for the new url. I was wondering where you had gone!)am-- We haven't eaten the artichokes this year, but we have four plants now and will eat them next year when they bloom. They are just so beautiful to watch as they open their flowers.Arkansas Patti-- I love how you put that. Thank you!Rain-- Thank you.
Love your garden with the heart full of flowers and green!The artichokes are gorgeous!
Oh, my, so beautiful! Did you know what color the heart flowers would be when they blossomed, or is the pattern of color pure chance?The artichoke photos are fine art. Seriously! If you made some high quality prints and exhibited them at a local cafe, I bet people would want to buy them. They are exceptional.
Sonia-- So glad you like our heart garden and the artichokes. CCorax-- I planted white, purple, and blue lobelia, and this is what it looked. I added Sweet Williams and Forget-Me-Nots in memory of my father. I am so glad you like the artichoke pics. I can't seem to stop photographing that plant. In all different light and times of the day, it beckons. I say, "it puts the art in artichoke!" Thank you for your kind words.
Isn't is amazing to see things grow over time? And to have made such good decisions? And you are correct...you did put the art in the artichoke.
That was really fun.
NCmountainwoman-- Yes, watching these changes unfold over time is so much fun. And thank you for such kind words!Colette-- Glad you liked it. Thank you for stopping by.
The flower garden is an inspiration. It gives us hope that bare, red dirt can eventually turn into something better. And those last shots! Wow!Roger, late happy birthday. The description of your physical condition sounds a lot like me. You wake up, look around and wonder how you got here.Thinking about getting older reminds me of something I read somewhere. An older guy said that once you reach a certain age, if you see a pretty young girl smiling at you, she's not flirting; you just remind her of her grandfather.
Mark-- So good to hear from you! Glad you like the flower and artichoke pics. I love watching that artichoke flower. It's still fully in bloom, and I've been photographing its opening since early July. Thank you for Roger's birthday wishes. We loved the joke! Hope all is well for you and Leah.
That "heart" garden is an inspiration and a leap of faith--and it's now beautiful. The garden reminds me of a garden in my neighborhood--though the "payoff" here took a lot longer than it did in your garden. Many years ago, an old colonial house located very close to a busy highway got some new owners. To separate the house from the highway, the new owners planted a wide variety of woody vegetation. For the first years, the garden looked terrible (in my opinion), with these sad little sticks and twigs sticking up out of the ground. In fact, it looked ridiculous. But now, 20 years on, the woody screen is doing its job and, even more importantly, it's doing it beautifully. These folks knew what they were doing and had the patience to wait it out. Good for them!