Shedding Light on Tomorrow



Isn’t it just fabulous how the sun comes up and sheds light on color?


For us gardeners, that is the reason we plant another day. We plant no matter the disappointments of all the yesteryears. We plant new hope and life because the sun comes up and scatters dots of color across the canvas we call a garden.

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  1. Betty says:

    Gal, you are busting out the seams with talent! And you brighten my day every time I read through your new entries on your website. This has got to be a full time job for you, you add so much to your website so often. Your website not only makes me homesick for NC but makes me happy, knowing in about a month, we can start planting here in our area(Md. near DC)Pansies can be planted now and will survive until about June. The daffs are blooming but certainly not all of the 80 bulbs I planted in the fall. Those cute little squirrels have little holes dug all in my beds..will be out buying some cayene pepper or Critter Ridder og Squirel Away this weekend or chili pepper flakes from grocery store to try to save the rest of the bulbs.
    The tulips should be the next ones to bloom and I can’t wait. Thanks for sharing all your talents with us. I love those collages; I assume those are from photos you took and framed?
    Never seen an azalea like that; has anybody come up with a good explanation to it? Your website makes me so happy even when it is a gloomy day outside. It started raining during the wee hours but we need it to make those spring flowers bloom. Love that sprinkling can with the Envy zinnia! Is that really the variety of zinnias or a name you made up? Never seen a yellow zinnia, that’s why I ask. Yellow is a color that seems hard to find in plants. Maybe you or others can show and make a list of yellow colored flowers that we can add in our flower beds, besides petunias.
    I love having you here. It makes my heart sing.

    This blog is work but very worth it and I’m so glad you enjoy it. My collages were made with the software Picasa. I upload them to the program and make what you see. There are tons of options.

    Yes, someone did answer about the Azaleas–you’ll have to go see 😉

    I’m glad you liked the watering can. Those are called Envy Zinnias. Botanical Interest Seed Company–google them—have the seeds and they germinate well. The critters left them alone! They are a lime green color. You can use my blog search feature to find what they look like. I had lots of them and they got tons of attention.

    I will work on a list of yellow flowers for your garden! Thank you so much for being a fan of my blog.


  2. Kathi says:

    Good Morning Anna,

    What a joy to spend time this morning catching up and seeing what you’ve been doing. You have been on my mind so much as our weather had been nice for the past week…this morning I woke up to a little snow on the ground :(.

    I’ve been ill and away from my blog for a while, it was actually a much needed rest but I miss everyone very much, I have a few favorites and especially you :).

    I was so excited to see you potted seedlings, I can’t wait to see how they do. I was naughty and didn’t keep your potting mixture, I was searching and searching but didn’t find it on your blog. I would love to mix some of your up to use this year. Can you please let me know what I need. It will be exciting to see how it works up here in Minn-a-snow-ta :).

    You are always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Kathi 🙂

    soon it will be time to get my garden ball out! I can’t wait 🙂
    You are the best and thank you so much for the kind words. I knew you were sick and felt so badly for you. Everyone in the family has had that old cold mess except me. I’ve enough allergy mess to make up for it.

    I’ll send the soil recipe later today. Right now, I’m off to get my eyes examined. I’ll be partly out of focus when I get back. Should be tons of fun.


  3. Cinj says:

    Pretty. I like your collages. I wish I would make the time for stuff like that. We have way too much going on around here still.
    I like your plant ID tags. That was really clever. I think you are too busy too but you are a great mom. That’s the most important thing right now. Hope you have great weekend–Happy Spring.


  4. VP says:

    Oh how inventive you are Anna! And I see you have one of those cat planters that always make me laugh 🙂 Our local garden centre has them too.
    MrCat has hens and chicks growing in his belly at the moment. We broke his poor tail the first day home but he doesn’t seem to mind. I glued it right back on with no problems except the drip of glue decorating my sloppy efforts.


  5. Becca's Dirt says:

    Such a beautiful piece of art.
    Thank you


  6. joey says:

    Stunning collages, Anna, and lovely thoughts! I left a comment for you regarding your weekend party but if you have problems and are interested, I can e-mail you either or both recipes. Hugs for a Happy Spring!
    They both sound good. I wanted to have something festive on the table to add some color to our still winter looking landscape. No snow thank goodness but no leaves on the trees yet either. Thank you


  7. Wanita says:

    Your collages are wonderful, Anna. Yes, I love the way light plays on colors and makes them look different, be it in the garden or the color on the walls inside our homes.

    I hope you have a lovely, colorful day!

    Even white looks better with light huh? Thank you and I hope you have a warm weekend. I know ya’ll are tired of winter.


  8. Jen says:

    I love how the color slowly emerges – reminds me of that movie Pleasantville.
    I don’t remember the movie but you got my meaning and thank you. It is a slow emergence from now till the bold and brilliant colors of Spring and Summer.


  9. linda says:

    Beautiful collage Anna! It’s amazing how much color is affected by light. I never noticed it as much until I started blogging and regularly photographing the garden. It’s endlessly fascinating to me how different bloom and foliage colors can appear at different times of the day, with different angles of the sun, and with or without varying degrees of cloud cover.
    Thank you. It didn’t occur to me either until I started sorting through my pictures. I had a more colorful collage to use but decided on this in the end. I think because it’s a quiet statement on color. It announces the color more appropriately for this time of year. Without the sun, winter really would be grey.


  10. What a beautiful montage of images, Anna.l Just the thing I needed this morning, when we’re having March showers maybe to make way for May flowers (May bloom in April, that is).
    Thank you and we’ve gotten some much needed rain too.


  11. Janet says:

    Nice collages. Very clever.
    Thank you


  12. Darla says:

    Very well put together!!
    Thank you


  13. Phillip (UK) says:

    Well said and lovely pictures. Gardeners are probably the greatest optimists in the universe.
    I like the way you said that. Thank you


  14. Catherine says:

    Love the collages and your words are very true!
    We gardeners are a pretty devoted and talented bunch.


  15. Jen says:

    Love it!

    Thanks muchos lots.


  16. Gail says:

    beautifully said and photographed Anna!
    Thank you


  17. Racquel says:

    Thanks for the beautiful thought!
    Thank you


  18. Phillip says:

    Beautifully written!
    Thank you


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