Sunday 25 August 2013

What a Garden!

I have to admit, I’m not the greatest gardener.  I handle the flowers and perennial plants while my husband takes care of the vegetables.  A few years ago I spent the summer completely tearing apart the old flower bed in front of the house, changing the shape (much smaller) and putting in new plants.  It looked great for a while…but that’s another story.

Like I said, my husband takes care of the vegetables.  Because of the size of our back yard we had 2 huge leaf compost bins, just made of chicken wire in a circle.  A huge circle!  One was taken out when we got a mulching attachment for the garden tractor.  Last year he threw the Halloween pumpkin seeds in.  This year he grew something unexpected…

We have 4 pumpkins growing in our garden.  Here’s the smallest:

This gorgeous flower opened in the morning and was gone by midday.  At its peak the flower was over 12 inches wide.  It has already started to close here.

The colour reminds me of some of my favourite jewellery pieces:

Lucite Flower Bracelet (Sold)

Orange Fire Drop
Orange Fire Pendant

Fiery Agate Earrings withSterling Silver Drops
This pair sold. Find a new pair here

Sterling Silver Necklacewith Peach and Green Aventurine and Smoky Quartz

All of these pieces will be available over the next few days in my online store

And, in case you were wondering, here's what the garden and leaf bin looks like with these giant pumpkin vines growing all over:
Vines on the other side of the leaf compost bin

Vines snaking across the garden

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