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New Zealand
I have a passion for beautiful everything!
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Hi, it's late pm and I'm in the middle of sowing some more seeds. I spent most of this pm labeling plants ready for delivery to both places this week. I'm really excited about my ''affordable'' perennials in punnets - 3 of a variety for NZ$7. I'm still doing my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi from a ''melting pool of Philippa''. We've had horrid humidity for the past four days and its not showing any signs of going away! This makes pricking out seedlings or doing anything outside fairly unbearable for me - oh how I wish I coped with heat better. Yesterday's rehearsal... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi everyone, I hope you're having a lovely weekend wherever you are. I'm spending some time in my studio this morning resting my singing muse for rehearsal this pm. I really wanted to garden but as I'm going to be on my feet for most of the afternoon I decided... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a very humid Saturday afternoon. The air feels incredibly heavy and sticky which is not conducive to comfortable gardening. I'm hoping to get out there soon to so some and am just praying the sun doesn't come back out because when it does it's like being inside a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, it's Thursday pm and I'm about to get changed before heading out to ballet class. I'm meeting John after that and we're grabbing a bite to eat before heading to Fiddler rehearsal again. We've been rehearsing one particular scene (singing and choreography) this week and tonight we are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a rather lovely but slightly windy Wednesday pm. We started off with a lovely cool morning but I have to say the sun is hot. I delivered my plants to Mapua Country Store and then spent an hour in my neighbours' garden weeding and cutting dahlias and other... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi and Happy Valentine's Day wherever you are. I quickly put together a tag for John yesterday and he bought me a lovely card too. We don't tend to go ''mad'' about Valentine's Day here in NZ so no dinner out or anything. Probably just as well because I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, we woke to some rain this morning and it was just so gorgeous. Then........... the SW wind came up and dried out all of the precious moisture - bah!! I've spent today pricking out seedlings, sowing some seed and doing a little bit of work on some more gift... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
...this is starting to sound monotonous! Smiles.. Crikey all I seem to be doing at the moment is going between Fiddler rehearsal, ballet and seedlings with a teensy tiny bit of gardening inbetween! It will be this way until the show in early April. Yesterday morning I went to ballet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
...pant pant!! This is just a quick post because I'm heading out to ballet class again this morning. Yesterday flew by - I delivered plants to Bay L in the morning and then I stopped at the farm shop on the way home to get some vegetables. My kitchen garden... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi everyone, firstly I'm so sorry things have been a bit quiet on my nursery list. I made the decision late last year to organise a REAL website for my plants and art and as I'm writing this it is being worked on. I'm really excited about it because the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Perennial Plant Nursery
Hi, firstly I'm STARVING!! John had the morning off today and he went grocery shopping around 11am. I decided to do some gardening next door so I could wait and have lunch with him. It's now 1pm and my stomach thinks my throat's been cut!! aaaaaaaaggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I could eat without... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's late in the afternoon and it's RAINING.. only lightly but it's pure bliss in my eyes. Until around 2pm it was STEAMING hot and reeked of humidity! We had an overnight ''low'' of almost 19 degrees C which is pretty unbearable for me. This morning I headed out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi everyone, oops where did those two days go! I think they got lost with me in the garden and at Fiddler rehearsal somehow! It's a beautiful day today and it's also a public holiday, Waitangi Day so John has the day off. I was looking forward to being in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh boy I'm so happy - firstly because my knee was fine at ballet yesterday afternoon and this morning.. not even a minor tweak! Yay, I will continue to be kind to it in the near future just in case! I don't think gardening kneeling does them any favours... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's early on Thursday afternoon and lovely rain is falling. It was predicted for late afternoon but it rained a tiny bit this morning and now seems to have set in for a while. Here's hoping it lasts! I have the first ballet class of the term ''Technique and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, we've had a teensy bit of rain this pm which has been so gorgeous.. now the sun is starting to push its way through the clouds so I guess that was that! Every tiny drop of moisture is so welcome at this time of year when you are a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, yesterday was Nelson Anniversary Day so we had a day off here in the Nelson region. I spent most of it in the garden and it was just LOVELY! The weather started off fine and gradually it clouded over so by mid-pm it was the perfect temperature for gardening.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi there, this is just a short post because dinner is almost ready! We spent this pm at the rehearsal for Fiddler which went really well. I have to say 3 hours of intense practise certainly takes it out of me. We now have an extra practise this week too... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, oh my goodness I've had such a wonderful day. It's been a perfect summer's day here.. sapphire blue skies, sun and a cool northerly sea breeze to take the edge off the heat. We reached about 23 degrees C but it was bearable! Squuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I spent some of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on another hot Friday afternoon! I'm busy pricking out seedlings but am having a break with a much needed cup of tea. Last evening we headed to Fiddler rehearsal which was focusing on the choreography for ''To Life''. It was really good and we are making pretty good progress... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, well yes it seems my internet woes are no more.. yippeeeee yahooey and squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...... am I speaking too soon???? I hope not! Keep everything crossed for two more days at least for me. I've had a very busy day today - it started with normal animal tasks and then... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
... my internet woes in my studio?? Here's hoping!! After much deliberation and me putting up with very intermittent internet with the Web Extend attached to the main modem, plus moving my main computer into the house last week to see if the same problem happened (which it didn't until... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi, it's late Tuesday pm and I've had a very busy day. I ended up going to ballet practise this morning because we are able to use the other studio while the ''summer school'' is on! I borrowed the CD for our dance music and had a wonderful practise all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake
Hi on a beautiful Monday afternoon even though some heat is back! We have a slightly gusty breeze from the SW again so it won't be long before the 60mm of rain disappears I fear. I'm making the most of seeing gorgeous moist soil while it lasts - my plants... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Art for Heart's Sake