I am not much of a gardener but what little I can and do I enjoy so much. Especially now that summer has just started I am still all full of juice for gardening. I bought a mini greenhouse and am currently pre-growing sweet pea and sunflowers.
Of course this year the greenhouse did its job well in May but little did I know that summer would start in beginning of June with a real heat wave. Still, I think the greenhouse is a lovely addition to my garden. Once all this pre-growing is done (any day I just take the time to plant this little things) I will fill it with summer flowers in pots.
Mr. Tee was kind enough to equip the doors with hooks which help to keep the doors open. This way I will not suffocate the pot flowers once I get them in. As you can see, I truly know myself and thus am taking precautions due to the “ups, did not tend to the garden in several days”. I know the flowers will make the garden even prettier, so cannot wait.
I am what you might call a beginning of the season gardener. Once we get to June my flowers pretty much have to get along without much care for days.
But the best thing I know is to sit in the gazebo just lazily watching our garden and enjoying the sounds and colors of it. The fountain keeps a lovely chant which is accompanied by birds singing their hearts out in joy. The apple trees go about their business as usual, being the sturdy backbone of the garden. Berry bushes line the back of the garden getting ready to nurse red currants and gooseberries into our hands in the fall. Plum tree hugs the biggest apple tree and together the sway to the warm June breeze.
I am living my happy thought right this minute writing this post in the gazebo. I cannot but wonder if Santa Claus likes his garden half as much as I like mine. Since do not be deceived: like any Finn I know he is taking advantage of the warm months, soaking up nature’s energy.
“What do I wish for Xmas? To find new plants which can take the Minna regiment – first you are taken care of and then you must grow up and live from the nature like any good plant.”