Wow, Madison, what a great city. I loved meeting everyone, especially the teachers, children, and blogger Brimful Curiosity, Janelle, and too many more to name. Thanks so much for making me feel welcome.
All of the kids wanted to show me the beans they sprouted in small pots
I am on a wild run right now and running along beside me is my amazing husband Jeff. I'm still on a central time clock and arise early to work in the garden in preparation for the upcoming photo shoot for Country Gardens. Yes, although I live in a city in California, our garden is strictly country– bountiful, overflowing, and filled with color and life. It isn't fancy or landscape architect designed, but is ours to the core–from the tiniest seedlings to the towering fig trees and grapes I started from cuttings only 3 years ago.
Getting ready to move decomposed granite, soil, and stones
A mess back here, but Jeff is setting the stones for the pathways and I see progress
Last night I collapsed onto ice packs with an aching back, sore hands, and a bad attitude. "I can't do any more," I said to Jeff, but he assured me that I could. As I looked at recent pictures of our trips, I spied these dear little violas struggling to grow in a slender crack in a town's concrete sidewalk. They not only managed to grow in that inhospitable spot, but they bloomed! I plan to keep struggling, to force myself to forge on, and to bloom.
I saw something in the crack of the sidewalk and got out to look closely
Bloom where you are planted!
All joys to you my dear friends,
P.S. Please drop by and visit my new Urban Garden posting on the Lowe's blog.
P.P.S. THANKS to you my new book Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars just went into its 2nd printing. I never expected that to happen so soon. XX