I'm happy to say that if all goes as planned, my artwork will be featured in the above book by Dianne Zweig. The book is called "Hot Cottage Collectibles For Vintage Style Homes" and it will be out this fall. I'm really thrilled to have been picked to be in this book, it is the first time my work has been featured in a publication and I couldn't be happier about it. Now I just have to learn to sit tight until the book comes out.
Ok, back to the garden, about 3 weeks ago I planted my front yard Geraniums, my favorite summer annuals. I actually bought some varieties I never had before, Cascade Geraniums & Scented Leaf Geraniums. I Miracle Grow the annuals once a weeks so they will get really huge and I will take more photos of them as they grow bigger in the upcoming weeks. I'll also get some nice close ups of the Scented Leaf Geranium in particular...it has the most beautiful leaves.
I bought this little wagon that I have in front of the Azalea bush, a couple of years ago on the internet and I really love it. I've also planted 2 Flower Carpet Roses, my favorite kinds due to their beautiful abundant blooming nature and resistance to disease . I just planted them so they are small for the time being but next year, they will be huge, like the ones I have in my back garden. They have gotten so big, I just had to trim them back so they don't take over.
Remember the gorgeous birdhouse I bought a few months ago from my blogging friend Michelle over at http://www.mosaicqueen.typepad.com/ , well here it is all set up and looking absolutely beautiful I might add, in the front of my house. If you haven't visited Michelle's blog, check it out, she does beautiful work and you can click right through from there, to her website.
The planter boxes were made by my husband years ago from a fence that was demolished by a falling tree. They are filled with the variety of Geraniums, Vinca Vine (I love that vine) and spikes and are again surrounded by 3 Flower Carpet Roses. I plan to also plant a climbing vine on the birdhouse pole this summer as well, I think it will really be the finishing touch.