Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April is closing out and then- here comes May.

The thing about carving tiles is the need to get up and walk away.
So a little walk through the yard to see what is blooming.
This clematis never fails to amaze me.
I planted it in the summer of 2000 after I was told it would bloom through fall.
This should tell you how much I know about plants!
It blooms in the spring- not through the fall...
But each year there is is.
It climbs up the building and reaches out for the sun.
I have another one that has looped its way through a sun I have hanging on the front of the shop.

I have lettuce ready to pick and we are enjoying the fresh herbs out of the garden.
Tomato plants are in and there are volunteer squash in the compost.
I have not decided what else to plant this year.
Between the tile project and the grand baby coming in May I don't want to be burdened down with too much graden.
But- it does help cleanse the brain to go out and plant or pick something.
We have a potter friend down the raod who has the most beautiful gardens running through his yards.
The other night we dropped in to play a serious game of dominoes and walk through the garden.
I need to go take pictures.
He has Iris of all colors, purple, yellow, burgundy, mixed, large and small. His yard is as beautiful as any I have ever seen.
We picked flowers from there last year when our son got married and walked away with 5 buckets loads to dress the tables for the rehersel dinner.
So back to the tiles- a walk is in order and then if you need me I will be carving away.
And- for all you folks who drop in a comment-THANKS!


Linda Starr said...

Beautiful flower, for a minute I thought I might be seeing moonflowers; I hope you get a chance to take photos of your neighbor's yard. I'm going to have two pots with tomato plants and that's it for this year; raised beds will have to wait till next year.

Renee Margocee said...

You put us to shame with your early working schedule! See, it gives you time to take a walk and still get lots done.

Tracey Broome said...

hi, getting back in the blogger groove here and trying to catch up on all of my reading. Boy, you were all busy while I was out playing! The garden planting is calling to me as well, I'm thinking this weekend while Gerry is shooting a golf tournament in Charlotte will be the perfect time, so nobody is there telling me how to do it! I can't believe it's time for the baby already!

danielle said...

If you love NC pottery I'm sure you've heard of Pittsoboro-based potter Mark Hewitt. Check out this video interview with him about his exhibition at the Nasher. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sCmbFbUpEo

Hewitt has worked on his pottery in North Carolina for nearly three decades. Hewitt draws inspiration from Asian and West African ceramics, and the native North Carolina potting traditions of Seagrove and the Catawba River valley.

cookingwithgas said...

Mark who????
I should be selling ad space!:)!

gz said...

What sort of Clematis is that?

cookingwithgas said...

I bought this clematis at a place that was going out of business and I did not get any information on the plant- just like me!
So I am not sure but I have had one person with knowledge tell me it is an older type that is hard to find.

I only get up earlier when i can't sleep!
Last night was one of my 5 hour nights- puts me to work early.

Anonymous said...

It's really hard to remember to get up and walk around when you are doing something as engrossing as tile carving. Lucky you have beautiful flowers and neighbor's gardens to rest your eyes on. Your garden is of to a great start. Mine has yet to have a start - still harvesting the favas.


Chandigarh Pottery Art said...

thanks for sharing