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I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi honeys, I got quite a bit of gardening done in the kitchen garden on Saturday and some in the perennial garden yesterday so I'm a happy gardener! I love the weekends when I get time to do just a bit of what needs to be done in my gardens.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi Honeys, I've been really busy sorting out orders, potting up perennials for orders and replying to email enquiries. It's wonderful - I just wish I could keep everything in order inside my brain! It's like one big scrambled mess of plants and seeds in there! Giggle. I've just shipped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, at the moment my brain is full to the brim with plants, seeds, seedlings, orders, paperwork.. aaaagggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh! I am definitely working on overload at the moment which is good in some ways because that is when I'm usually most efficient but it also means I get over-tired very... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, I'm enjoying my afternoon tea break after a challenging but wonderful morning ballet class. We started learning IDTA Classical Award 1 work on Wednesday night, I practised what we learned yesterday afternoon and then we did it again this morning at class. We've done the barre work and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, it's Wednesday and I'm sipping a cup of tea before launching myself out into the farm shed to prick out more seedlings. I've been doing so much of it lately I'm running out of trays to put things in. Perennials, unlike seedlings, stay in the trays until they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, just an update re the storm. We were really lucky. It started to blow around 3pm, rising to very swirly gusts around 5pm and onwards along with lots of rain. We watched as our eucalypts danced and tossed to and fro but luckily we were spared the main brunt... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, I tried to post on Sunday but the Typepad blog site was down for some reason. As you will see from the title we are expecting another storm to hit us later today. Ex-cyclone Gita is coming straight through central New Zealand it seems. I will admit to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yikes I was doing so well and suddenly 7 days have passed since my last post! I have no idea how that happened except I've been REALLY busy! As for ''be careful what you wish for'' - remember my last post asking the sun to go away. It well... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, now I know it may sound silly spitting tacks because the sun's out, especially after the brief but nasty storm we had late last week! I find it SO hard to do everything I need to do nursery/plant-wise when it's sunny! This pm I need to get the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
....Except for the blasted mosquitos that are hounding me at every turn! Hi honeys, it's a beautiful cloudy day here - we even had a bit of drizzle first thing this morning - totally unforecast. Yay! The temperatures dropped on Friday night and we woke to 11.7 degrees C yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well the heatwave we've been experiencing has ended with a bang. It's still warm but it is also very windy and wet! I, for one, am very happy to see the rain but the wind, not! Part of my Clerodendron (a beautiful fragrant shrub) has hit the ground... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, oh my goodness I am beyond hot at the moment! I've just spent the morning packing up 6 boxes of plants to be sent away tomorrow. I'd rather not be doing it when the weather is so hot but needs must. One thing is for sure, I've made... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi Honeys, right I'm going to make a promise here... From now on I'm going to post every couple of days, even if I just write a few lines! I've been thinking about it and I LOVE this blog. I've been doing it for so many years that the thought... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, firstly I must apologise for my lack of posts last week. We had a frantic week getting ready to go up north for one of my niece's weddings. We left on Friday morning, flew to Wellington (25 minutes) then drove for 4.5 hours to Havelock North. The wedding... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas season and Happy New Year! Finally I am human again after that dang bug John and I got! As I mentioned John was able to enjoy a gorgeous Christmas dinner but I wasn't. Needless to say I made up for it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi everyone, I hope you all had the most amazing Christmas spent with family and friends. Ours was a little different - thoroughly frustrating- this year. Last Thursday John started feeling ill and it soon turned into a bout of fairly mild but still very irksome gastroenteritis. Needless to say... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, sorry it's been a few days since I've posted yet again! We had a very exciting week last week... we became grandparents to a gorgeous little girl, Hadley Pearl Foes, born in Blenheim on Tuesday 12 December (yay, first day of Christmas) 1.35pm, 7lbs.. 53cm long! Here she... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, well what an interesting week it's been. I also forgot to mention last Sunday that I had my Grade 5 ballet exam on the Saturday. I haven't had my results yet but I feel as though I did the best I possibly could. I didn't make any mistakes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Ahem, or so it feels! Oh my goodness this weather is the pits. Constant blue skies and sunshine and everything is drying out as I watch, including me! Each day the temperature has been going up one or two degrees so today we should hit 27 degrees C. The extended... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yes another week has gone by and oh my goodness, it's almost Christmas! How in the world did that happen?? I'll be putting up our Christmas tree this time next week - so exciting. I love EVERYTHING about Christmas but especially our tree! We've kept the same theme (crystal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, yes I'm still alive - just chasing my tail every day or so it seems. John has just returned from a month in the UK which does explain why my posts have been even more erratic than usual. I've been doing all of the tasks he normally does,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, yes it's been another frantic week for me, with very long days and me running around in all directions doing all sorts of things! I DID manage to get some gardening done on Wednesday when a dear friend came over to help me. Such a wonderful, gorgeous, helpful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi honeys, oh my goodness this week has been frantic what with one thing and another. I received my 55th order through my website this week which is fantastic and I'm looking at adding a ''Special Annual Flowers'' section to my website too. I've been growing double cosmos seedlings and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Art Studio
Hi honeys, here's a photo of me at the talk the other night: Now to my gardening frustration. The only reason I am on this computer is because I'm grabbing a quick cup of tea before launching myself outside into the garden. It is a bright, sunny (soon to be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
...about my passion and love for plants and gardening! Last night I gave a talk to the local Heritage Rose Society and it was so lovely. There is something about being a room with people who share a love of plants and gardening. I took some of my perennials -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake