Dear Family & Friends
Last year was the first year that I seriously thought of planting flowers in our garden. At first, I wasn't very confident that I could do gardening. I started with growing vegetables a couple of years back, and with the harvest and the idea of eating fresh, healthy food, I start enjoying gardening...Every year our garden is evolving to become much of a cottage garden.
|Day Lily...a beautiful flower for each single day till it last|
Flowers and vegetables mixes well. I like the idea of allowing plants to grow naturally... plants got their say too and I don't need to be a control freak about it all.
|Rose plant are so easy to grow...white ones takes fading much better|
Gardening is a lot of work. I have learned to see weeds as part of the ecology...I don't mind a bit of messy look...I pull them as I go when I can. Weeds mean I can have more compost to nourish back our garden plants.
|Carnation Plants push their way amongst the rest|
Most plants have been self seeding itself...they all look a bit crowded...but they know how to push themselves, amongst themselves...I get all the surprise on how cleverly they arranges themselves.
|A fun plant...Snap Dragon...self seeded themselves|
I do rescue and transplant some of them into new empty space...and they will start and go on from there.
|Sweet pea just went mad this year...I didn't know they grow so easily:)|
There are some plants that I thought would not make it thru cold weather...but I got pleasantly surprised that given a little protection, they cope better than expected.
Gardening is a wonderful activity. There's many lovely surprises out there and it's a good excuse to be out working.
I hope you have a lovely day.