Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Garden 2014, 2

Summer is close so I better finish up my spring posts. Here's a general view of my East patio. The exterior wall (to keep dogs out) features planters.

Everything seems to be blooming










I placed some plants in the bird cage that sits on a Roman rock.


The Roman Rock plant table is looking a bit like a jungle as well.













I did have some fun one day by making another low plant table. The recipe: two cement-filled cinder blocks and one piece of broken wrought iron fence...


Then add a broken Roman Rock (notice that nice right angle and smooth top). Plus a wall tile to place on top of the fence.

Such a beauty holding up my pots and plants. I just love those roman rocks!










The general view of my new plant arrangement right under my bedroom window.


Sometimes, no, often, things happen serendipitously. A cement tube was installed around a water faucet to protect it some 30 years ago. I planted it with a small succulent that now gives quite a show in the spring, like a royal cape.


My spring time gate viewed from the kitchen door has been subject for sketching recently, just because it's right there.

Classes are over, the spring has been pleasant, the citrus trees are flowering, the bees are making honey, and the birds have been chirping and singing enthusiastically...and I'm back to working on the Pomegranate Tree Quilt...the blessings are many.

15 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I just love all of your arrangements and tables of salvaged materials. Seeing your bird cage makes me think that is what I need for my cacti on my front porch to keep the squirrels from digging in their pots.

Radka said...

Nice :-)
You have such a clear light, it must be great for stitching.
x

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden. I love it all.

deanna7trees said...

you sure have a beautiful display of plants. enjoy your time off.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I simply can't imagine having so many succulents growing so well, but then I stopped to think about where you live and realized that they are likely native. Beautiful garden!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Nadia, I just love looking into your back yard and love the fact that you reuse all sorts of fun bits of crumpled railing and when your touch is done, its lovely!

Ms. said...

BLESSINGS galore Nadia....just lovely lovely, and the sketch--well, you have a skill to envy. Charming.

CREATIVE MIND said...

very nice Nadia, lovely clicks :)

Connie Rose said...

Love seeing your beautiful gardens!

arlee said...

oh that purple spill!! I come here to relieve my eyes as our spring is mostly brown still, with tulips, crocus and grass just beginning to green

Anneliese said...

Lovely to see your patio again - I remember it from last year. It is beautiful. and the king's cape - oh wonderful.

Nancy said...

Wow! Everything IS blooming! I love the "showy" one and the group under your bedroom window. Beautiful.
Your tree-filled view is wonderful, as is your painting of it :) Thank you for sharing Nadia.

O'Quilts said...

The cape succulent is lovely and your watercolor divine. Enjoy your days..Hope things are well.

Kristen Donegan said...

Oh these pictures are outstanding! I am in heaven looking at your container gardens!! and such bright sun- I envy

Kahna said...

Dear mother, I hope you have done the same in my garden :) which I can't wait to see again! A few more weeks to go and our quiet space will be invaded by three very loud women!