Saturday, 10 September 2011

Spring Garden

Spring is finally here.  Well it was last weekend, but it has disappeared to somewhere else this weekend.  Our garden is coming to life.  I just love this time of year.  Buds bursting to life and colour running riot in my garden.

We have entered into the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers garden competition again this year.  Madness I say.  But lots of fun.  We love our garden and being in the competition certainly helps us to bring out the best in our garden.  We love sharing our garden with any who wish to venture this way to visit.

This year we have entered into three different categories.  Our whole garden is entered into the Cottage Garden section.  The ABC Radio also has sections and for this we are entered into the Outdoor Living section and also the Family Garden section.

Last Sunday we were judged in the Cottage Garden section, then on Monday the ABC Radio judges came to see our garden for the other sections.  Thankfully, they all liked what they saw.

The potager is looking wonderful.  I love how it has all come together.  I just have to wait patiently for the wisteria along the fence to flower - it looks like it will be another year until I have beautiful wisteria to enjoy. 

When the judge came around the corner and saw the setting above, he thought we could have a wedding here - what a lovely compliment!  I can't wait to have our meals here on some lovely summer evenings.  

The sherbet coloured chairs is another project I have been working on during the winter.

We have to wait until Wednesday evening to know if we have won any prizes - fingers crossed.  Then, hopefully, we will get to share our garden with all who choose to visit during Carnival Week.  It's always such fun chatting with others who enjoy gardens as much as we do. 

Today I worked on another little project that I will hopefully show soon - blackboard paint and chalk paint pens - what fun!

I hope you enjoyed a little wander through my spring time garden - please come and visit if you are nearby - we would love to see you from next weekend onwards during Carnival Week.


Carol said...

Leisa your garden is gorgeous again. Best of luck with the competition.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Bravo, what a beautiful garden and what a treat for those who got to see your garden. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful garden that looks like it should be in a home or garden magazine. Good luck in the competition.

rosie said...

Leisa, you should be very proud... I love it all, especially the vegie garden..

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your garden is gorgeous Leisa! It must give you so much pleasure

Chookyblue...... said... should win.........

rosy mama said...

Oooooo Leisa! Thank you for sharing. You certainly have been busy and it's looking gorgeous. Best 'o luck for the judge's verdict. Can I book in to visit and have a springtime cuppa and sit on a sherbert-coloured chair??
Lovely! Much love to you

melanie said...

Sooooo beautiful! Would love an iced tea sitting under that tree smelling the flowers & herbs!!! Well done! You really are a multi-talented girl!