I have a contorted hazel, Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick is its real name, but in spring it is quite fantastic when you can see all its curly twisting branches before the thick cover of leaves shows up.
I’m seeing violas, primroses and pansies for sale now. the first color in the garden.
Kitties in the sun, a sure sign of spring
My lion is decorated with new leaves that are popping out on the hydrangea
This year’s project is to get rid of the grass in back, enlarge the flower beds and put a berm with seating right across the middle. Can’t wait!
In the summer the greenhouse gets emptied out and everything goes to live outside.
I love flower pots. I empty them and turn them upside down for the winter so they won’t crack and freeze. Its so fun to make groupings of color to add interest to otherwise boring spots. I have fountains everywhere. So easy to do, the animals all use them as drinking fountains and they add such a soothing note with their burbling and splashing.
I have a little crazy quilt patio next to my studio that I call the summer office. What a great place to work and think when the weather is warm!
Its fun to tuck statues into the garden during the summer. When the plants are lush they are little visual surprises.
My painting of crazy rabbit, its outside and weathering. In a few years it will deconstruct itself, its painted on plywood. I like that things like this are not forever.