Saturday, November 28, 2015

Flowers and letters

With the hot weather I have been spending the middle of the day writing cards and letters. I have a backlog to catch up on so it's good to have an excuse to sit and write. A migraine (perhaps brought on by my messy writing area) on Thursday didn't help me any but that's history now. I have to say though that I'm letting my mail art slip for the time being and it's plain envelopes all round. If I have your address, keep an eye on your mailbox.
I've been planning another short trip too and preparing the garden for the summer. Mulch, mulch and more mulch. It's working so far.
Today I picked the first zucchinis and a cherry tomato (hard to share a cherry tomato). The last of the older spring onions and a large carrot that needs to become a part of a carrot cake. I didn't pick any flowers, I just enjoyed them in situ.

Helichrysum  which surprisingly I have never grown before. This variety is native to Australia and hardy and completely sweet. Why did I grow them this year? Well, I became a tragic fan of The Big Allotment Challenge via Youtube and the contestants grew them so I did too. I'm glad I have them, they are really cute little flowers so far.

There are different dahlias opening up each day. Note to myself, I need to move some out of the vegetable garden next year. They take up so much room. The vegetable garden dahlias far outshine those in other areas of the garden because it is the area that receives all the attention and pampering. Maybe I shouldn't move them at all. ;-)
Have a great weekend


kiwikid said...

My letter box is very happy!!! Thank you!! Your flowers are beautiful!! The dahlias obviously like the vege garden!!

shez said...

Hi Tracy i have finally found your blog back,i had lost it,lol,i have been having computer issues,i hope you are feeling better now and your flowers are so pretty,i hope you have a lovely weekend my friend xx

Val said...

Letter-writing: What a relaxing way to spend the hottest part of your days! :) I love that.

And the flower photo that's second-up from the end of the post: What an amazing form it has. Dahlias' petals are amazing. When I first started gardening, I would spend so much time just staring at the details of the petals of my Dianthus too. Just enchanting.

Enjoy your weekend! :)

Terra said...

I write cards and letters too, a grand old tradition. I like your dahlias and nice to think of you and your warmer weather as we enjoy fall here in California.

Janice said...

Beautiful blooms. I can't believe I was picking zucchinis before you. LOL. I reckon it will be the one and only time. Stay cool in the hot weather.

Joolz said...

I love those everlasting daisies!

River said...

The flowers look lovely, I'd forgotten about Helichrysums, I might try some here.

Amy at love made my home said...

A lovely post! Thank you for your card, so very kind of you to send it to me all this way. Thank you! Enjoy your Christmas preparations! xx