Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Treasure Valley is nearing its fall foliage peak and I'm very pleased that my entire neighborhood is coloring up wonderfully! Back in Napa we had respectable fall color, but now that I'm living in an area with "real" seasons I'm being treated to dazzling colors. All of these photos were taken around my garden, but I must say that some of these views are "borrowed" from my neighbor's yards (meaning this is the view I have from my yard of their trees).
Last fall we bought this house but we weren't able to move in until last spring. Until we moved in, my in-laws took care of the house for us and they said that our Japanese maples didn't color up last year, the leaves just turned brown and fell off. I don't know what happened last year but this year they're giving us quite a show! I'm very pleased.
I never knew that hosta leaves colored up for fall! Wow!
Below is a slide show that I made of my phall pholiage photos (fall foliage fotos). Oh, and there's some phlowers (flowers) too!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Bobby promised he would make me a pond when I moved to USA to be with him,and he did.This is part of my pond garden,we had a well so watering my garden was no problem,my roses just loved it,our chookies,ducks and geese roamed the yard so we had no bugs in our garden
We have almost 4acres up the back yard,a lovely gentle climb uphill,I often walk the whole length,lol good exercise for me,up the top we get a beautiful view all over the valley,over the Autumn it is especially pretty,we often get deer walking around up back,which I am always thrilled seeing them up there, we leave them a Mineral salt block up there,deer love that
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Barrow full of colour.
Photo's from across the globe taken in Garden Guru's and Their Friends Gardens.
"Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps,
Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps." Amos Bronson Alcott:
Garden Tour Starts Here.
This is repost from own blog on June 24th of this year. I'm reposting this to help join Milimusing's Open Garden Scheme (that's a hyperlink so you can join the fun) in which we can share photos from our gardens around the world!
On Sunday Chad's mom and I went on the Garden Tour to benefit the Idaho Botanical Gardens. I thought going on the tour would be the perfect way to see what grows well in my area, especially because I'm trying to get used to a new climate zone having recently moved from California's Napa Valley to Idaho's Treasure Valley.
Here's a slide show of some of the photos I took on the tour, and then I talk a bit about each garden! These gardens are in private homes, and for organization's sake I've named them by their street.
Being Spring here in Australia, we have the usual out door expos and garden shows going on now. One in particular is the Open Garden Scheme. Here where I live there are some beautiful gardens and these are opened up for a few hours on certain days of the week for the public to walk through and view. The rewards are magnificent and show all the hard work and effort these keen gardeners have put into place in their gardens in preparation for Spring. Some of us are more admirers of such gardens rather than owners. One of my friends has such a garden and a gold coin is payed as a donation at her gate with the proceeds going to her favourite charity. I believe that she donated about four thousand dollars last year from donations this combined with what she also made from selling her two dollar potted plants. The pots containing strikings from the garden taken from the many plants that will 'strike' and grow using this method.
By The Way the Government here pays the same amount back to the charity as my friend gives to them making the sum Eight Thousand dollars in total that the charity then receives. Such a worthy scheme and very satisfying for all concerned.
Now I am suggesting a plan for this group. I think we need an album here that contains at least one good photo of your favourite, thing, area, flower, tree or piece of paraphernalia from your own personal patch of garden. My thoughts are that you leave a link to the photo and a description here in the comments section below and either Keith or myself will pick the photo and description up and place it in the Album Marked: Guru's Gardens World Wide. This album will contain one to six photos of your choice from your personal garden. However if you do have an open garden scheme near you please share some of those photos too. Just tell us a bit about the garden you are showing. If you are lucky enough to have quite a few photos, then please consider making a blog or an album of those photos and information separately.
Now one more thing before I conclude here. I am asking you to invite your friends along too and because we are small on numbers I am sure that you know others from various parts of the globe who would love to share their garden photo with us here. You can encourage them to come and look and also join our group. The more the merrier and remember this is a sharing group here and we all need to make the contributions as best we can. Does it sound like a fun idea? Please let me know below?
May the Peas Be with You All this Week and Happy Snapping.
Open Garden Scheme Hyperlinks Below
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I have been looking at the Spring gardens around my area lately and many are so gorgeous that I am glad I have my camera with me.
I have a neighbour down the road and he cut down a magnificent old palm tree awhile back.
He then built a heavy duty frame over the stump and has planted different coloured wisterias beneath the frame.
You can see how beautiful they look now from this:
Picture of The Day.