Our provence, is known as "The Fruit Bowl".
It's not surprising that we have annual "Blossom Parades" & orchards galore.
We also have a profusion of flowering cherry blossom trees in Hawke's bay..
If you'd like to please press play to listen to music from The Secret Garden while you're here.
And it's the time of the apple, pear, peach, plum, nectarine & cherry blossom...& so much more!
The glory of the flower that fruits & those that just delight the senses.
The purple cascade of the wisteria can be seen dripping over fences & verandas...
On Saturday we headed out to Bay View, near the coast, to a relatively new Antiques, Collectables & Craft Market. It's held the first Saturday of every month from 10-2pm. My lovely friend Wendy & her sister Debbie have the sweetest stall there.
Wendy has been a volunteer at the Hospice Shop for years now & presently does the most amazing job of the weekly window down at "Connections". Her talent & innovation remind me very much of the delightful Julie & her Threadbare Cottage...such clever, clever, lovely women...all!
Really we should all be growing this hardy creeper, otherwise what hope have we of keeping fairies in our garden's, since it is in the very heart of this simple azure flower that you you find the fairy toothbrush?
It was right about now, that I had a sweet epiphany. Suddenly, I know what I need to do: start a Glory Box for little Nina. I'd love to have your input on this...did you have a Glory Box? Do you know anything about their origins? And what should go in it do you think? Nina is only 3 so I've got a while, yet already we share the same taste; from my experience if you love pretty & gentle & lovely early on, you love it forever.
But when spring came & the garden began to open up & burst with colour & joy I cried & cried as my soul engaged with a new, fragile hope, for the very first time in my life.
It was around that time that I had become a "Garden Fairy".
These amazing blooms came home with me this week. Aren't they so rich & wildly beautiful!
This spring has a Secret Garden feel to it.
I adore my Dogwood..
Nostalgia at the Stone House.
LOTS of admiring the loveliness, moment by moment...
Although, I do wish that you could all come!
Have a lovely week.
Thank you so much for coming to see me.