20 april 2008

Spring cleaning

Yesterday I got a lot of energy from the sun. I fertilized my potted plants, in the wintergarden, and gave some of them larger pots. I put my Angel's trumpet in a big, red pot, together with an Abutilon, a pink Passiflora and a white Hibiscus.

I even hovered and tidied up a bit. Now, I feel satisfied and Summer is welcome to arrive whenever it pleases... My frog got clean water and a new stone arrangement to rest upon (not that I think he will notice, but he looks kind of pleased).

My Pelargoniums are outside under a roof - that way they will slowly get used to the sun rays. You can see them outside the sliding doors at the far end.

The sun is shining from a blue sky today as well, and as soon as it does, my spirits rise. This is a good time of year! My hibiscus collection has started to bloom - today this beauty greeted me as I went out into my winter garden to have my breakfast:
Now I'm going to do some work in the garden. The borders are waiting for me...

Hoping the sun is shining at you too! /Katarina

6 kommentarer :

joey sa...

I'm delighted that you had such a lovely and productive weekend, Katarina. Our weather was beautiful also. Your garden room looks so inviting ...

Threadspider sa...

The sun so lifts everyone's spirits after the long grey months. Your spring cleaning has really paid off- the winter garden is such an inviting space.

Andrea sa...

hello, looks you are gearing up for summer already. :-) You've got a beautiful winter garden. That is something we could use as well. I feel the same way though ... love it that the days are getting longer, more sunlight .. just a great time to recharge. Take care, Andrea

lareine sa...

i envy you... i haven't done any spring cleaning yet because the weather here is still cold and rainy in general (although we do get a day or two with some sun)... you have a very cozy winter garden... it would be nice to lounge there with a book or have your meals (it can still be cold outside, especially at night)... and i think it would be lovelier when all flowers are in bloom:)...

i don't have any hibiscus but i can understand how you felt when you saw the flower in the morning... it can really start your day right... and mr. froggy seems so satisfied with his new lair:)

Yolanda Elizabet sa...

Yes Katarina, the sun is shining here too and it is quite warm, about 20 C.

Love your sunroom, it looks so inviting. Good work on planting up that enormous red pot. Where did you find such a big pot like that?

Your froggy is adorable!

Ewa sa...

Katarina, what a lovely winter garden you have. It looks adorable - I hope you show more of it to us :)
Greetings,