So said Alexander Pope. And how true! This little spot is what you see the moment you walk into our gate. A cheerful, colourful look was what I had in mind as I prepared the soil for planting in November. Should I choose an assortment of blooms or should I stick to just dianthus? Or phlox only? I pondered... But later, I opted for a whole lot of colour and I am quite happy with the outcome. The bees and the butterflies seem to agree too!
The idea of the 'Tipsy Pots' on the left was taken from Melissa, who has the most amazing pictures and tips regarding garden junk/art. Many people have asked me about this. I'm so thankful that bloggers share so many wonderful ideas....
It also helps that I've got a new camera. Does it show?! It's a new gift from hubby and I've been out in the sun trying to shoot an elusive bee, after I was done with the flowers! And then there was the moon in all its glory! Oh wait, have I left the stars out????
Edited to add: Since the link above wasn't working, I've added this. From my bloglist, please click on Empress of Dirt: The Garden.to visit Melissa.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau