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|Purple Salvia - One of my favorites!|
|Studio Sighted from the Bridge! The bridge spans the upper pond, and the fountain (which I don't think is inlcuded in this post) is in the lower pond on the left size of this photo, and much lower down, which allows for a water fall!|
|Purple Petunias! Another favorite!!|
|Whites!(I don't know their real name, but they're quite lovel)!|
|And these are Pinks and Purple-Whites! More beauties, despite my lack of gardening knowledge!|
|The truck is loaded after Nigel's return from Home Depot!! A ritual every Spring!|
|Isabel's and my first attempt at making a decorative stepping stone! About 3 years ago!|
|Mom bought me this wire angel from Packard's Antique Mall in Huntsville. I painted her white, which looks much better than its original "wire grey" color!|
|Another Dinosaur Egg Plaque! By the way, these are GREAT fun to make!|
|I think these are Azaleas. Nigel's definitely the gardener of the family; not me!!|
|I've had this for years; it was originally stark white, so I put antiquing stain on it. Much better! I stopped putting bird seed in it because it hangs too low and it's a great temptation for the Feline Fursdons when birds stop by for a snack!!|
|Lillies of the Valley? Snow Drops? Oh dear, I really should make more of an effort, at least to learn the names of plants in our own gardens! Anyway, this was a gift from our wonderful neighbor, Susan. So sweet! Both the flower and Susan!!|
|Nigel's Chinese Lantern. He loves many of the Asian pieces of art.|
|My lovely rabbit, Welsh! (Mom helped me name him! She's a great "namer"!)|
Mom got him for me two Christmas's ago, only because I BEGGED for him and PLEADED and WHINED for him.
Hey, it worked!!
|Another stepping stone! Judging by the size of these little hands, Isabel was probably about 4 years old.|
|The other gate, with a view of the Studio and my newly situated bench! Wait till I show you what I plan to do with the back of the studio! There's a little area behind the building and I'm going to......whoops! Not yet!|
|From the Snowball Bush! No scent, but making up for it in beauty!|
|The front garden and the end of our tour!|