For The Love Of Gardening

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Do you see the sweet little surprise in my little Oak Tree leaves?

Playing In The Leaves

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The weather has been colder and wetter then normal!

Sunshine has been very scarce and I’m behind in the garden chores.

Mother Nature, I need a little cooperation.

 

Snug As A Bug

I had the pleasure of visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Maine a few weeks ago.  An amazing botanical garden that was packed with beauty in every square inch.

Among my many favorites was the Digitalis ferruginea that was clearly among the Bee’s favorites too!

 

 

 

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Summer Days

The days have been hot and steamy around the garden.  The Swallowtail Butterfly have been fluttering around all the flowers that have finally popped in the garden.

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The prettiest thing in my garden…today.

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When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.

— Minnie Aumonier

The Garden Anchors

The lesson I have throughly learnt,

and wish to pass on to others,

is to know the enduring happiness

that the love of a garden gives.

Gertrude Jekyll

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Two days of sunshine and warm temperatures helped me make progress on the painting and staining of the greenhouse and Rabbit Run Cottage-potting shed.

So much more to do and finish, but waiting for spring to return.  It’s hard to paint in a winter coat and gloves!

I’m happy with the changes and can’t wait for the plants and flowers to fill in the canvas.