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My Garden Sun Room   2 comments

A sunny day, perfect for having company in my sun room. Let’s see what goes on in there and what’s going on outside as well.

Welcome! We're going to have a good time here today.

Come and have coffee and cake with me here.

We'll take our time and linger over our refreshments...the clock on the wall is strictly for the birds...and ducks.

"I'm hankering for some fresh earthworms, darling." "Let's leave these folks to their morning tea and go look for some juicy earthworms in Rosie's backyard!"

"Hey, wait for me!"

"You never take me out to dinner!"

"Hey watch out for the doggies in the backyard. Potsie's out there, in a hunting mood."

"Where are the squirrels? Where are the squirrels?"

"Are those pesky squirrels hiding behind the heliconia?"



"Who? Me dig? Who you calling a digger? Grrrr!"



"Don't dig up Rosie's anthuriums again, Major!"

"We know it is you, your paws are always covered with dirt, Major.

This says it all.

Oh these pets of mine drive me crazy sometimes. But what can I say…they are adorable, each having eccentric traits of its own. Niki the laid-back German shepherd loves to irritate Major who is the typical Grumpy Old Man. And Potsie…good ol’ reliable, dependable Potsie is ever willing to please us humans, but she is the Head Honcho in this pack, the Alpha Female whom the rest have to literally kow-tow to. More about the madcap capers of these canine garden pets in another post.








When you have visited so many gardens within the span of three weeks as I had, sometimes it is hard to recall what a particular garden looks like. I usually rely on the hardscape the designers had  planned into the garden as markers. Of course, sometimes it is the natural features like a stream, river or lake that makes the garden memorable. Or it could be a unique statue, or even an endearing garden ornament that does the trick.

In this fifth post in my series of New Zealand gardens, I’ll be featuring the distinquishing features of  gardens,  in particular the Oamaru Public Garden,   Queenstown and Dunedin Botanic Gardens, Trotts Garden and some private gardens of homes we passed along our journey from North Island to South Island.

An eye-catching feature.

Unforgettable...cherry blossom dreams.

A low stone bridge that blends with the background.

How about this? Creative, eh?

A Roman touch...

Like any of the features you see? Well, I love the red bridge, but since I can’t have one in my garden, as there’s no stream running across my property, alas, I’ll just settle for these garden ornaments…or the quaint signs that I came across in the gardens of people in New Zealand.

This gentleman should give your patio a touch of class.

Love the sentiment expressed there.

Nice touch.

Spoken like a true gardener.

Might consider a wishing well for my garden...this would certainly attract visitors..

This could be scaled down to place in my backyard, couldn't it?

Or maybe I should just import this from my friend Woo's front porch. Very ornamental, won't stray too far away, and will work for 2 meals a day.

Before I embark on a Springtime Garden-Adventure in Kiwi-land   6 comments

Hi there my new circle of friends. I’m just too thrilled for words to have you come by and stay awhile, chat and share. I wish I could serve you all some coffee and cheesecake. Visiting your blogs have opened my eyes to all the possibilities awaiting me in my new garden-blogging passion. I shall be taking a short break as I indulge in my other interest…visiting gardens abroad and  going crazy taking photos of fabulous spring blooms in the North and South Islands of New Zealand. What more could I ask for of a holiday!

In the meantime, I”ll leave you with some of my garden helpers – to greet you and keep you company when you come and visit.

Posted October 6, 2010 by mygardenhaven1 in using garden ornaments

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