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I am not really a gardener, it is something I do because I have to not because I have a passion for it.  I would much rather be inside knitting, or sewing or quilting. That is why I enjoy winter so much because I have a great excuse to be inside because of the wet and cold.

Recently I wanted to beautify our back verandah so my husband put up these boxes we purchased at a clearing sale (a sale farmers have when they have sold their property and want to get rid of stuff they don’t want to take with them.  They sell it all via an auction).IMG_0829[1]

These boxes were made by the farmer we bought them from for keeping his beer bottles in.IMG_0830[1]

I originally wanted to put herbs in them but they didn’t get enough sunlight so I asked my mother-in-law if I could have some succulent cuttings to put in them.  Now I am not a succulent person but I am really impressed with how these look and they are growing well. So maybe I am a succulent person.


We also have this beautiful tree that flowers outside our kitchen window.  I am not sure of the technical name but the blooms are called angel trumpets.  This tree is highly poisonous to animals but it is very pretty.


Here is another succulent that I got, I’m not sure of the name but the little flowers are lovely.  This pot is by our back door, next to our wood basket.


I am definitely a rose person.  I really love roses and here is a bloom on a bush out the front of our house. It is actually a deep red.IMG_0850[1]So that’s a snap shot into our summer garden, thanks for stopping by.

Do you like succulents??? What do you grow in your summer garden???