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Monday, June 15, 2015

Wild About Colour

As I've mentioned a few times already the weather in this part of the world has been very unusual. I think that is true the world over these days. In Kericho, Kenya where I do missions work, they have been having so much rain and that is also unusual at this time of year. One of the things I've always loved about Kericho is the temperate climate. It rains virtually every day but outside of rainy season it is just enough to make everything fresh and new and then the sun comes out.  It can get quite hot for a Canadian girl like me but nothing like the dry, arid areas of the north and south.

I'm mentioning the weather again because we've had a spell of hot days. It was supposed to rain or cool off for a few days but I don't remember it really doing so.  Too much rain or too much heat is not good for my little garden which is very fragile.

I go out to water the garden late at night and try and soak the ground but there are still so many very sandy patches despite all my efforts over years to enrich the soil. It makes it rather difficult to grow things. I have better luck with growing things in containers but I keep trying to grow something edible or pretty in the small patch of land I call my garden.

Here is what the garden is growing right now.  These photos were taken at night so aren't as clear as they might be. All the drops of water on petals are from the hose. Not the sky.



















Cherry tomatoes are coming up. Cabbage in back.


The leaves still show hail damage from a few weeks ago but the plant is growing well.



I love this tree but it sheds so much throughout the year. It is responsible for a lot of my time in the garden.

Thank you for stopping by. I'm joining in with Our World Tuesday this week.

24 comments:

  1. I love the pansies. They come in so many wonderful colours.

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  2. You have such a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing and i'm happy you dropped by my blog

    Much love...

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  3. What array of colours I would love to sit in your garden to relax. A garden to be proud of x

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  4. You have a beautiful garden, Penny, The pansies are especially pretty as is the hosta (is that what the leafy plant is - which was hail damaged) How I miss the weather in Kenya although Tanzania had an even better climate. Here we're in the midst of winter and it's BRRR! Blesssings Jo

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  5. One can see that you take good care of your flowers ! they are beautiful ! We have too cold weather here in Belgium for the season, I love warm weather too !

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  6. Your pansies or pensees as they are called in French are very pretty, what a great splash of colour they add to your garden.
    Thanks for stopping by in Normandy today.
    Maggie

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  7. Beautiful pansies! I love all the pretty colors, lovely garden. Enjoy your day!

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  8. Beautiful colorful garden! Have a great week!phyllis

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  9. Beautiful pansies. Mine are getting a little shop worn and need replaced.

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  10. they are so lovely.

    My garden is a mess now. It's being attacked by the white bugs :(. Using neem oil and garlic water to try and chase them away.

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  11. Wow! What a stunning display of blooms and colours!

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  12. Flowers are pretty. Pity for the dry weather for other plants growing. Global climate changes really. When I see the blue and red flowers like the first few pictures I think about frozen dyeing. The petals will yield pretty colour too.

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  13. You definitely have a 'green' thumb, Penny! Takes a lot of love and caring for these beautiful flowers...and you certainaly have that. The colors are spectacular, and they all look so healthy and thriving!

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  14. These pictures are so beautiful! I wish I had more flowers maybe one day the lawn will get more of a make over. I tried a little this year but it is just so hard to maintain.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. You are so right that it is hard to maintain a garden (or so this non gardener says, lol). I would just plant a few flowers in pots. That will be much easier to maintain and you can limit the number. Cheers!

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  15. I know I have never seen such pretty Pansies! My Mother used to love Pansies. Those colors are amazing!

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  16. Love your flowers! I have pansies blooming in my garden right now as well--ah, I really need to get out there again and pull some weeds! All your plants look great!

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  17. Hi Joyful, Your flowers are beautiful. That very first photo ... the intensity is just amazing. Your deck is looking nice and you have obviously put a lot of work into it. Did you happen to notice that the young lady who left a comment above (Bethany) left a challenge for you (and me too!) to answer her questions for The Liebster Award? Check out her post from Tuesday, "Questions, Questions...(2)". I am honored to be invited to answer ... will need to give it some thought. :-) Wishing you a fine weekend just ahead.

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  18. Your flowers are so very lovely!
    I too am growing cherry tomatoes (my favorite)

    It was lovely to have you visit again.
    Your kind words mean so much!
    I am truly excited about my trip to Scotland.

    Have a wonderful summer and I will see you in Sept.
    xx

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  19. Absolutely stunning!!! WOW! :)

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  20. Gorgeous, wonderful pictures Joyful, you really captured the colors!

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  21. I'm loving your color since it's winter here in New Zealand!

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  22. brilliant colors are my favorite..and flowers always have beautiful shades :)

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  23. oh my God these plants are so beautiful..we have plants at home but never got one of them..maybe because the weather is different here in the Philppines..

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