Sunday, May 6, 2012

My Accidental Garden

Its a glorious spring here in the desert. The bees are rolling round in the cactus flowers gathering pollen. They look thoroughly intoxicated. The backyard garden has finished with early lupine and poppy blooms and we're on to firewheels, hollyhocks and a few iris. I like to call it an accidental garden but there is some planting and tending involved. A lot depends on the timing and quantity of fall and winter rains. I planted some seeds gathered from last season's plants and some re-seeded on their own.

Every morning I go outside first thing to see whats newly bloomed and watch the birds and insects do their dance. Sometimes the antics of all the life in my garden makes me laugh out loud. It seems there are epic stories, goofy soap operas and complex relationships taking place under the soil and between the flowers. What are those ants doing underground anyway? They seem so organized!

Whatever is happening each morning in the garden provides me with fodder for my day in the studio. Every evening I come home and check to see if something new has bloomed.

The Blossom Sisters

Secret Garden Talisman #4


Lori said...

love the garden and the art inspired by it.

Elizabeth Frank said...

Thanks Lori! Hope you're having a lovely May!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful garden. I'm hoping to get something going here soon. May need you to advise me! Especially love the hollyhocks, and they were never my favorites. Have a great day Liz!


Elizabeth Frank said...

Hi Cady! I'll save you some hollyhock seeds!