Sunday, May 27, 2012

No artmaking.

I've had a busy week outdoors.

For more than a week now we've had full summer and I have almost lived my life outdoors. Our garden needed a REAL cleanup and now it's done. Just some small areas left. I can feel the inspiration coming when everything is in order, and it's much easier to keep it clean than to clean up.
Two early mornings I've been picking snails, YES...........picking. With a big garden, also containing a vegetable area the snails has had more than one good meal. Well, not any more. I have promised myself to pick them every morning for awhile now hoping the rest of them finds another garden to play in. I do salt them and throw them in the garbage can. Hopefully they will decrease in number.

Right now my Lily in The Valley are blooming and sharing their lovely odor with us. I always think of my childhood when they bloom. They grew wild where I lived as a child.

When I was cleaning my lavender bed yesterday I had to cut all the lavenders down. They were old and the bushes didn't look pretty at all. Now they all have just a couple of small branches left. I don't know if this will be a success but it had to be done.  Now I try to make some new plants out of the old ones. I've never done that before so I don't know if I will succeed but it's worth a try. I made quite a lot of them just in case. This morning I had to check them first thing, and they all survived the night. Below is some of them.

I did plant some dahlias too. I've never had them before and not sure if I like them. But this year I try, if they don't behave I won't have them next year.
Yesterday we spent the whole day in the garden, from early morning to late evening. We got  a great job done and as a joke I told  Handyman that next year I'll apply for financial support for running this "farm".
He laughed.

That's all for now, I hope you have a lovely time too.
I'm off to spend my day outdoors.


  1. Your garden must be beautiful. I like lily of the valley, too. They remind me of my grandma. She had them growing beside her house.

  2. Sounds like a perfectly lovely way to spend your days. Especially if the sun is warm, but not hot and the breeze is cool. Lily of the Valley is so beautiful and smells amazing. Oh, I love Dahlias, they are really gorgeous. I am hoping to plant some of those this year. I bet your garden is very gorgeous. Hope all is well and you are enjoying your weekend.

  3. Gardening is soul medicine for sure. There is something wonderful about getting your hands dirty and smelling the soil.