Last year in December I bought a Christmas Cactus as a gift for someone.
Before I could give it, all buds fell off so I kept it.
Over Spring Summer and Autumn I left it outside in the garden.
In September I noticed that it is forming many buds.
When it got colder in November I took it in.
Watching it every day with joy the buds got bigger.
Today is a very happy day!
They are opening:
What wonderful display, a beautiful red!
I am so overjoyed.
Flowers do make the world laugh!
My cornflowers are having more flowers.
They don’t only come in the deep blue as in this post
there are more colours now
then pink, light lilac and white came along.
They surprise me every day!
In March, before the virus,
I bought a bucket of soil and cornflower seeds from the supermarket,
as I like to grow things.
I was watching it carefully,
watering it on hot days.
It was growing nicely until June where it started to bloom,
and I could find blue flowers on it.
… and not just blue but also pink came along, how beautiful!
I enjoyed those Cornflowers every step on their way
to the full bloom in very vibrant colours.
Thank you for making my garden more colourful!
my favourite garden has been closed due to the circumstances.
I miss going there so much.
They have now re -opened with limited visitors going in
and you have to book a time slot.
Unfortunately I have to take the train to get there and
I am not quite prepared to do that just yet.
So I went through my pictures from previous visits
and enjoyed a stroll through.
Here is what I found:
(pictures previously not published, taken by me in Kew Gardens)
… it does say Red Dragon….. 🙂
and something smelly
Yes, it was really smelly. What an amazing plant.
Hope you enjoyed my little walk through time, colours and the garden.
Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Pictures are from visits during the last 2 years.
My garden is my joy.
I love things growing and I take care of them.
I check how my plants grow.
We are lucky the weather is good and
I spend lots of time in the garden admiring my babies.
My Canna Lily, I received from a friend last year is coming again.
I check how my planted seeds grow.
I had Cornflower seeds,
they grow beautifully.
I tried seeds of radish,lettuce,
carrots and onions.
They are coming on fine.
It is such a success story.
Every little success is a feel good factor.
Don’t expect too much of yourself.
In the words of François and his yogi ladybird:
What is your success story for this week?
Take care my friends and stay safe.
“We’re unable to go out, so many of us go in.
Sleep, recharge, pray, meditate, journal.
Reflect on what’s important and what makes us truly happy.
To many, it’s a transition from survival to living.
During times of pain, we are invited to learn new ways of being—to do less and be more.
To reconnect with our true human nature.”
Here is what I have been doing last week:
completed another puzzle:
Sorted out all my CD’s,
Created a Mini Green house out of CD cases, to recycle them
as I found a picture on Pinterest.
I can open the roof as seen on the bottom right picture.
Baked Chocolate Brownie as per Sally’s recipe.
They are super delicious.
Write in my Gratitude journal from Francois.
It brings me so much joy.
Here is the link for the new one, he just created.
Painted some walls to the Bathroom
and exercised/ danced, meditated, read books and much more
I leave you with an upbeat song I dance to,
Dance along with me and have a good and safe week ♥♥♥
During my visit in my garden – Mini Kew
I didn’t show you all my handmade art
which makes my garden more colourful.
Different Wind chimes, made with beads
made with shells
Brush lettering on wood
These give me smiles and happiness in my garden.
I am so grateful to have such a wonderful oasis,
to have nature so close to me.