2010年5月9日日曜日

flowers for Mothers' Day

No bouquets around here today. Not even a single long stemmed rose.

The morning started with K leaving to go and fix the damage non-cooperative/ adventurous monkeys had made in the monkey fence at some unmentionable hour. He got back and we had brekkie and he coached the girls to say Happy Mother's Day. Well actually he coaxed them to say いつもありがとうございます。これからもよろしくお願いします。 Which is more like 'thank you for your patronage and we look forward to continued good relations with you'. Oh well, it's the thought that counts right?

I gave my self time off veggie propagation to work on the flower garden today. I am rather particular about my flower garden- it needs to be hardy, self seeding/ perennial, colourful, low maintenance and long flowering. Oh and free. So my garden is made up of divided, transplanted, self sown, gifted and snaffled plants. (Can I help it if I am just out walking, minding my own business and holding my pocket open and I brush up against a cosmos and the seeds accidentally fall in my pocket?). Today I transplanted some wild viola and daisies that were eking out an existence on the path, divided and replanted primulas, took my neighbour up on her offer of daffodil bulbs from her scrap heap, collected all the self sewn parsley from here there and everywhere and planted it in a pot at the front door, found exciting places to hide the sunflower seeds we were given at kinder last summer, started our Morning Glory 'green curtain' and the girls and I got out seed trays and started our herb patch for the year. Phew!

So, no bunch of flowers but come summer I should have a whole garden full instead. And that's worth a bunch of flowers any day!

5 件のコメント:

Sara さんのコメント...

Happy Mothers Day!
I was amused by your girls "greeting" can you imagine a kid saying that in English to their parents?! hahaha...

Yay for summer flowers!

Crafty Tokyo Mama さんのコメント...

I'm making a green curtain for the first time this year. I strung brown twine from the ground to the balcony and planted bird house gourds and colorful morning glory seeds. We are all looking forward to seeing what develops. Post pictures when yours is in bloom!

Nay さんのコメント...

Your flower garden sounds wonderful. I hope to see lots of pictures once it's in full bloom :)

賢淑淳林 さんのコメント...

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Slime さんのコメント...

Your garden sounds awesome! My criteria are the same, only both of my thumbs are black, shriveled and moldy, so.....usually no garden for me. But last year a neighbor had some sort of bush with brilliant, hot pink flowers, I loved it, but she hated it and tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it, but that sucker was hardy and grew so fast!

I pulled off a few seeds and dropped them around the perimeter of my house last summer (literally, didn't dig any holes, or cover them at all, just dropped them on the ground!), and it's sprouting everywhere now. I can't wait for blossoms!

Can't wait to see pictures of your flowers!