My self imposed Christmas challenge - the one where I make something for Christmas each week, is completely off track. Why you ask? Well all I can think about is gardening! This photo is as close to Christmas as I've got in the past two weeks.
You see I've been visiting the Open Gardens in my area. The first were at Harrietville.
The photos were taken at Shady Brook Cottages.
There were azaleas and rhododendrons but my favourites were the Dogwoods, something I have tried growing with no success. The climate is quite different to mine, so all I could do was admire the blooms and dream about higher rainfalls......
Last Sunday it was off to Gardens Around the Glen, eight open gardens in and around Rutherglen, Wahgunyah & Corowa. The climate is the same as mine so I was interested to see what plants were used.
I walked into the first garden and felt my heart sing. The garden was all the things I thought my garden would be when I planned it 18 years ago.
There was some amazing garden art on display at the Wahgunyah garden.
The final garden was a treat with mass and repeat plantings of geraniums, succulents, euphorbia (this is where my plant knowledge ends) and a clever use of fences and paths to divide the garden. It was a garden to stroll around. This is the only photo I took and it does not do the garden justice; I was too preoccupied with looking and imagining how to translate it to my garden.
I needed to catch the gardening bug, just not this bad!