Thursday, 31 May 2007
Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
There were alot of scillas in grandma Olga's garden. In spring they were like a qujilt covering the grass. I would love to sew a scilla quilt in The Blue Garden, and a couple of years ago I planetd the first bulbs, a few around the lilac, more around the cherry tree. And it seems like they are feeling at home. The grass around the cherry tree has alot of blue patches now.
Monday, 28 May 2007
Saturday, 26 May 2007
Friday, 25 May 2007
The first year the tree bore now cherries, last year I found 10 (!) and I could eat them all since the others were away :-). Now it looks like there will be alot of flowers........what will autumn bring?
Monday, 21 May 2007
Sunday, 20 May 2007
The western wall outside our kitchen veranda was overgrown with some old bushes when we moved in. Terje cut down the bushes last summer, and now the tomato plans are planted in the bed. I am crossing my fingers that the summer will be sunny and warm for them.
Saturday, 19 May 2007
Friday, 18 May 2007
The Blue Garden makes a perfect background for a bouquet of beautiful (;-))women dressed in regional costumes - bunads.
Thursday, 17 May 2007
Wednesday, 16 May 2007
My original plan was to write about the cherry tree and that it will soon start showing its pink beauty. The photo was taken a few days ago. Since then it has been wet and cold, but with our long, light days the nature still grows from day to day.
Monday, 14 May 2007
This photo, which shows the sun admiring a brack of our black currant bush, was taken after 9pm last night.
There is more about my garden over in The House in the Woods today.
Sunday, 13 May 2007
Saturday, 12 May 2007
Friday, 11 May 2007
I have been a blogger since January 2005, and I am amazed by the friendliness in the blogging world. A couple of weeks ago I got to idea to introduce a Caring Bloggers Rose Day, and did so in a post in Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods on April 30.
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
A host, of golden daffodils;
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
Along the margin of a bay:
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
In such a jocund company:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
Which is the bliss of solitude;
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
Tuesday, 8 May 2007
I left it to finish the meal. It would have been rude not to, wouldn't it.......
Sunday, 6 May 2007
The purple petals represent the stepmother (bottom petal), her two daughters and her two step daughters. The four women sit around a bowl filled with porridge, and in the middle of the porridge there is a blur of rich, melted butter. Look close and you will see that only the mother and her two girls will get butter on their porridge. The step daughters must eat their porridge plain.
This story reminds me of the importance of sharing. Our garden is an open garden, not closed with fences or a hedge. And we want it so. Fell free to come and enjoy it.
The squirrels are often quite shy, but Marta has managed to feed them from her hands a couple of times.
Saturday, 5 May 2007
Friday, 4 May 2007
I have been working in the vegetable patch today making it ready for seeding, and even sewn the first rows - rucola which will give us greens for months, sweet peas which will bring cascades of scent and colour, and borago which will colour my salads and icecubes blue in a couple of months.
The photos are from the table on our kitchen veranda.
Thursday, 3 May 2007
Wednesday, 2 May 2007
Tuesday, 1 May 2007
I am not known to be a patient person, but I love to "prikle" the plants. The release their tiny, white roots with care and give them a new home. And yesterday was the day to do the "prikling". It is still too cold to leave the small plants out during the night, right now they even need a place indoors during the days. And it is a challenge to find a room for all the mismatched pots. The windowsill is full, the office window is full, right now even the hall is filled with growing plants instead of shoes.
The solution must ge a green house..........and a greenhouse is on top of my wish list for my 50th birthday next spring.