Monday, February 11, 2013

Another Carnation.

 On Saturday morning I went  to a P and Q Committee meeting at Decor garden centre cafe - That was temptation in itself.  Afterwards I went for a quick look round and bought just this - another carnation for my collection. It seemed to have a mild perfume but I have since discovered in the evening the carnation smell is quite strong. That is a beautiful perfume! ( and see how many flowers and buds it has ) I have put it in a planter bowl with some blue Lobelia and some Alysum seedlings I grew.
 I am keeping it in the shade till it all gets established . We have been having extremely hot clear days and it is tough on newly planted things. Lots of watering has been necessary, to keep the moisture from last weeks rain in the ground.
 The gardening and weeding and dead heading is going steadily - some every day.
 Our young ones were down from the big smoke for the weekend - they are fairly busy now with appointments and arrangements for their big day which is now only 18 days away. We all know that time will just race away. All preparations seem to be going to plan so that is good.
 On Saturday night they took us out for a belated celebration for our 45th wedding anniversary ( which was just before Christmas ) . We went to Volare, on the Strand  in Tauranga. The meals were yummy. Here is the view of the harbour from the table at about 8 pm.

 Last Friday was the first get together for the year for our Friday Patchwork and Quilting group.  I just worked on the hand stitching around bindings on my alphabet letters . Just 4 to go now.
 Just in case any of you have had a strange email that says it came from me. It did not - someone has somehow uplifted my email address - so if you get it do not access the provided link.
 Have a good week - I hope  you and I both get lots done!


Jennifer said...

Lovely carnation....and the blue lobelia will compliment it beautifully!

Nicky said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Hope you get some more rain soon, and that you and I do both get lots done this week!

Diane-crewe said...

looks like a busy .. but happy time x Love to see your flowers ...Im hoping we get LESS rain and MORE flowers this year xx

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Anniversary! Your carnation is beautiful -- I sure wish I could grow them!