Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Color Green

is brought to you
by the color 

For those of you living in
snowy, white climates..
or waiting to see everything green up..

this post is for you..

though it may be only a virtual reality for you...

for me..
it is very real and I wanted to share it with you..
 sweet souls ..
starved for the greening of land..

and those of you
gentle readers..
who find the color green

and soothing...

we live in a forest..
the only home on our street..
and we never tire of the tall pines and live oaks..

Spring is gardening season here..
while summer is your season to plant and grow..
our season is finished by June..

I have been spending less studio time
and more time outside..

enjoying nature..

and nurturing and pruning the old..
planting the new..

and weeding..
the never ending work of the gardener..

I planted lavender this year..
if it lives through our hot and WET 
I will be very grateful..

are new this year too..
I am hoping they survive as well..

they will make it through the winter..
but the summer might be too wet..

every year 
I bravely try new plants..
hoping to find things..

That want to live where 
Mother Nature has such temperamental mood swings
of hot and cold..

tropicals all died the first year..
and by the third year
I had gardening fatigue..

but there are few things
more lovely than seeing what you plant
survive and thrive..
and flower and bloom..

I believe that the garden 
remembers the gardener..
long after she is gone..


hopefully I have brought you a 
slightly sunny post..
a little beauty break
for the soul..


Ciao, Ciao..


Anna said...

I Love the many shades of green. It is one of the reasons I love Florida. Even in Winter there are many shades of green that bring me cheer. Your pictures have inspired me to dig out my camera and go out venturing to catch this beautiful time of the year.

Randi Kuhne said...

Your garden photos are lovely!

Fiona Dempster said...

A lovely time of year - and lovely to share with folks still caught in the grey and white...

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful garden photos! Enjoy!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am not sure how I missed this post, but I am also not sure how I missed my friend Sally's birthday. So things have truly fallen through the cracks this month.

Your green is beautiful, but so are your efforts to create a garden that you have designed rather than one only Mother Nature had control over. Stunning photos of your spring garden, as I am gearing up for snow and ice tonight.

I wanted to thank you for suggesting Hobby Lobby for Plaster Cloth. Found it there and was dancing in the aisles when the sales clerk pointed me to it. Thank you, dear friend.

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Anna, so glad you are inspired, I thought this spring was so pretty.. thanks for leaving a comment!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Randi, thank you dearheart!!

Caterina Giglio said...

So glad you liked the post Fiona, and hope your spring is not too far off!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Susi.. Thank you dearheart, so glad you liked the post! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Hey Dr. E, so glad you liked the green post, and got your plaster cloth.. hope you enjoy it!! wear gloves!! x

Miss Iowa said...

I'm so glad I saved this post to read today: it's snowing here! The grass is already covered, and they've predicted a total of 2-4 inches by tomorrow morning. My poor crocus, daffodils and tulips have gotten snowed on twice now. BTW, we have hydrangeas, and actually they do not like dry roots (the leaves will start to droop if they get too dry), so a wet climate might be OK as long as the drainage is good. I hope they survive for you, because they are such a beautiful flower and you will really enjoying having them in your garden.

Dorthe said...

A very beautiful break for my soul, dear Cat, thank you, for all the brightest of greens, and amazing flowers, of all kinds.
I hope your lavenders, will make it over your wet summer, friend.
Hugs, Dorthe, XOXO

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