October 8, 2012


“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Once upon a time if you gave me a plant, you gave it a death wish (I even killed a cactus). My thumbs were brown like the earth in a drought, and there was no sign of rain.

Since we moved out west, I’ve slowly and surely been learning little things about keeping plants alive, and those thumbs aren’t so brown any more. After showing you that little film featuring some of our plants - I thought I’d show you a few others. I’ve got a bit of a herb collection, rosemary, mint, chives and parsley, some cute succulents and some lovely flowers which are the latest addition.

The roses I pruned a few weeks ago are growing well, the warmth of spring has brought new shoots, as a promising sign for many new flowers in summer.

And coincidently I’m currently re-reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, ever since I saw the movie the first time when I was 5 or 6, I dreamed that one day I might have a beautiful garden, overflowing with flowers and with a great big swing in the middle of it.

As for now I’ll keep watering my flowers and not watering my succulents.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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