Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – October 2011
I know, I’m terribly late and I’m sorry, may I say the dogs ate my camera? Or my mac didn’t want to switch on? Or I could blame WordPress… No, I’ve just been veeery late every morning last week because temperatures have dropped down and we went from linen to a thick duvet in less than 2 weeks, so sleeping in the morning is so lovely now… then I have to rush to work, with no time to take pictures. I remedied yesterday by the way, and I have plenty of pictures to make me forgive.
We’ve had a lot of wind lately so the Grass Garden and everything is a little messed up. I like it more this way than when it’s tidy though, it feels more natural and free and I don’t care if some plant are overwhelming some other plant, season is coming to an end and perennials will go to sleep pretty soon, leaving their skeletons to mark their absence…
Finally I too have pictured a butterfly! Obviously I don’t know her name, I know, I should have ask before she left. I am a little disappointed because one of the few butterflies I can picture is not that pretty… she looks like a caterpillar in a smart funeral dress…
Hold on, hold on, because there are some good news which are better than white asters to me: yesterday my parents came and daddy helped me restoring the first floor balconies, so I scratched away the old dusty colour and he painted them.
But there’s more! Much more! They came with this red paint bucket. As my father is colour blind I did not want him to buy me any colour but he can’t help it and he’s a kind of a primadonna sometimes, so you have to let him do and then clap your hands and smile when he’s finished. Then you can clean everything up and restore it as before, when he’s gone.
This time Giuseppe, the colour blind dad, the one who doesn’t distinguish pink from maroon, nor orange from sea blue, the one who -I think- can see colours like goats do, well he was right. Right at the first shot! Unbelievable!
He painted a part of the south wall with red. I want to settle the sight and imagine how it would look when done. I must admit I like it. What do you reckon? I want to frame all the windows with an ivory white trim.
And finally we went on with the Rose Garden beds, there’s another wider one, which will be divided in 3 beds. All the new bare-root roses I’ve ordered should arrive in one month or so.
Thank you for passing by and eventually dropping a line.
Do you really want to end up biting your lips with envy?? Follow the link and see what is blooming in gardens around the World thanks to Carol from May Dreams Gardens and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.