June 30, 2009

Summer is here!

sweet pea seeds

Remember when I started growing my sweet peas from seed back in March and they looked like this?

Well now look at them!

sweet peas

sweet pea bush

I am so amazed by them! To think those tiny little seeds have produced such amazing beautiful plants and strong ones at that. I'm really excited about growing plants from seed, you can see in the pic above my tomato plants have gone crazy too, they are now starting to flower so it won't be long now and they will be producing little cherry tomatoes yay!!!

Are you growing anything this year?

I'd really love to grow potatoes next, not sure when I can start those, do you know?

Aside from getting overly excited about my gardening and growing I have been working on a new painting called 'Shabby girl' and some other little goodies too. Expect to see them popping up very soon.

You may have noticed that I've been changing the layout and colours here, well I am in the process of making the whole site more in keeping with a shabby feel and I wanted more space here too, I hope you like it. I'm also working on a new gallery where you can buy my originals, this will be up soon too.

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU!!! to all of you who read, comment and buy my paintings, I really appreciate every one of you and am delighted that you enjoy my paintings so much. I feel very blessed!!!

How are you scanners getting on? Have any of you read "Refuse to Choose" yet? I'm still working my way through but almost done now and I have to say it is an amazing book. Really insightful and helpful too. Let me know your thoughts on it and what 'type' of scanner you are :)

Love to you all


Darlene Hull said...

These are gorgeous, Niki! Sweet Peas are my birth flower (April) and I've always had a fondness for them.

I don't have a green thumb. I kill everything that comes through the doors - thankfully my kids are tougher than I am! LOL!

I have managed to grow a spider plant in spite of my best efforts, so I have just purchased a new one, and am doing my best to keep it alive. So far, so good.


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Shanon said...

Wow! Look at those! You should be so proud. I'm terrible at starting seeds inside and then getting them transplanted without total destruction. ; )

I'm not sure when to start potatoes. Probably once the ground gets to a certain temperature. (I'm sure we could google it.) I know my mom always planted potatoes and it was so exciting to get out the pitchfork and turn the dirt to see what grew when it came time to harvest. =)

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