Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Pretty Picture Day
The garden is reaching it's saturation point and the plants are bent over, sick of being pelted with rain.
I know .. I will be crying for it later on in the season, but for now I just have to get this complaining in for some sun to come out and make my garden smile a wee bit ?
A lesson I learned this year is about "Bidens" .. this little sunny yellow flower, an annual .. that smells heavenly .. for which I had no idea.
I caught the scent over and over again .. stuck my nose every where to see where it was coming from.
Then finally I FIGURED it out !! BIDENS !!
This was a hanging basket my sweetie bought at our local Costco.
I wasn't keen on it .. "hot" coloured flowers .. RED RED geraniums in the back with some purple on the side and that stark stalk of greenery straight up ... sort of screaming look at me type of arrangement.
So at first ? .. ok .. hang it up .. I will ignore it other than watering (for sake of sweetie) .. ignore mode on.
Then a couple of weeks later, a series of events happened leading to this hot coloured basket,being put on my very heavy cast iron bird bath.(which said not to use it for that or for feeding .. go figure ?) ..
It is to be appreciated as a work of art and I am OK with that ! .. Home Sense find : )
When I placed it in this stand, the basket took on a whole different character.
I actually loved it! and I finally found out that it was the Bidens flower that smelled WONDERFUL !
Moto of this drawn out story ? ... a long time gardener can be taught NEW tricks !
Have you been taught any new tricks this year ?