Posted: 01/06/2013 at 21:18
What a wonderful first day of summer for pics and art! I paint my flowers in watercolour. But when studying painting i had to learn acrylics, oils and lots of drawing. Now I paint mostly with living flowers and photograph them.
Herby Lou. Decide what you want from your garden. Is it to grow lovely flowers or delicious veg and fruit or both or perhaps to have as an outdoor entertainment space or just to relax in with your friends. If you have to start from scratch and want two good perennials that will give you flowers this year and for many more treat youself to some pretty hardy geraniums and osteospermums. Grow expensive salad leaves, they are very quick and very easy. Buy the biggest plants you can afford and buy three, five or seven of the same plant. Reoeat planting unifies the garden and blocks or ribbons of plants are much better than one of each, except in prairie planting which of course has lots of repeats. One thing you can be sure of - gardening is fun and gets more and more rewarding as you get older. I am 84.