Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Posts tagged ‘Gardening’

Treelady’s Nursery

This is it. The most delightful plant nursery to visit I’ve ever been too. It is back in the woods off of a gravel road. Quite and peaceful and you just want to sit a spell, drink a cup of herb tea and listen to the birds and the bees. Yes there are bees so beware. That is why everything looks so good.Bees pollinating the flowers and fruit treesand making that honey you will see for sale in the shop. Lots of good stuff here. Handmade soap and personal care products ,hand stitched items as well as handmade greeting cards. The plants are beautiful, well cared for and well…those of you close by need to visit. You will be glad you did.

More ‘ladies’ dancing in the breeze.

These are in my Mothers yard. See…you never know where they will come up

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STOP: Don’t Mow

It is that time of the year when we need to mow ankle deep grass but don’t dare disturb the new growth of surprise lilies. They show up over night and are such a pleasant surprise. The most beautiful coral-red color, which looks faided out in the pictures but trust me….they are grand.

 

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Sorry about the poor photo. Once while in high school I was blessed to have a dress this same color. It really is bright and well…can you tell I love this flower? Look them up…these pictures don’t do them justice. Nerine Bowdenll (maybe)is the official name…around here every one calls them naked ladies.( the leaves don’t show up until after the grand show is over.) Enjoy Your weekend.Maybe I will get a better picuture before they are gone.DSCN1986

 

Nature’s Inspiration

 

DSCN1717I love the wisteria vine. Yes it can be overtaking , but has such a sweet smell and brings on Spring like none other. My cousin gave me this vine several years and while she and I both hoped it would be purple ….white will have to do. So….I’m learning to “grow” Susan’s Garden from Elizabeth craft designs and it is time consuming,  but well….what do you think?

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Two by Two FMS # 138

Freshly Made Sketches # 138 is a good sketch challenge. I don’t always get to post but try to get into the grove when I can. This card isn’t exactly along the sketch but fun never the less.

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Here is the recipe:
Paper: Whisper White cs for the base; Marina Mist for the tag: layer is WW cs.
Ink: Rose Red
Stamp: Two by Two (retired) and Baby We’ve Grown
Flower Brad: Bakers Twine and Scalloped Tag Topper

Any one interested in learning how to do this can get in touch with me. We will learn together. I have collected a lot of information over the years and if I can’t answer your questions I know where to find someone who can.

There is more but for now…Remember this is the day the Lord has made….Rejoice

It’s done, well almost.

The garden that is. We have been trying to get the garden planted for ever… either too wet so too much else going on, but now the tomatoes, cream peas, okra, kale, purple ” green ” beans are finally in the ground. Still need to get some cuks planted and we only planted two yellow squash plants. Some times they just produce way more than I can cook up or put up. There are four bell pepper plants but no banana peppers. The freezer is full of banana peppers.
The carrots from the fall garden are still producing and we replanted the beets. Are they good or what? Now the health news is full of information on the greatness of beets.
Gabriel loves to pull carrots. Now if only he will learn to eat them. They are so sweet and tender and so good for us.
When every thing gets really going I will snap a picture so ya’ll can see the progress. Now this only counts if they really get going. the last two years have been real duds. With food prices going up every week and going to get even higher things really NEED to get going.

Memorial Weekend is a time to be thankful for all of those who have fought for the freedom we have very little of today. Please remember them while BBQ and water sports are the fair of the weekend. Also think about joining OWH ( Operation Write Home) and send a card to” Any Hero” or get in touch with me and come make cards for those who are still fighting for our freedoms. It’s a feel good kinda thing.

Until later… this is the Lords day…Rejoice!