kate5kiwis: more garden gnome makeover-ing


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

more garden gnome makeover-ing

i am so *not* a natural gardener.. but really couldn't stand these triffids any longer.
hubby and D17 were wonderfully obliging and tore out all the old overgrown plants a couple of weeks ago.

today i have planted the new garden: i was originally going to go with roses and grasses, but opted for a more easy care, realistic option:
two tahitian pohutukawa trees (which flower *red* during winter, and grow to 1 metre) and three lavenders at the back, with an absolutely gorgeous curly-grass sprinkled amongst them. there are fourteen grasses, cos that's my birthday number lol, and five big plants, for the 5 kiddos. i'm going to pick up a bit of a shell collection next time we're at the beach, cos those scallop shells look a bit stark by themselves.
oh, and this is the latest on this space:

i am going through a camellia phase, so might plant some pink flowers along the fenced wall... or a climbing rose... or perhaps i'll make something funky to hang along it: or maybe i'll mosaic around a large mirror???
yes, i am getting visions of paua pieces/shells.

i'm sure my procrastination will be over soon>>> and i will actually *do it*: i already have one olive tree (free!!) and the rest of the cute little curly grasses from the front garden.


Blogger Sarah said...


Sarah :)

4:42 AM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Love the new look, it will look fabulous when it all fills in.

And the plan for the back garden looks great, it will be nice to see how it turns out.

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Bless your hubby and D17

it will look wonderful when its all done especially those red flowers in the middle of winter
I love lavender

12:10 PM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

I am not wearing my glasses and thought that was the new garden, and have only just realised it is still your photo shop - with your improvements!! DUH!! lol ;)

8:27 PM  

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