Friday, March 20, 2009

haight ashbury

haight ashbury hibiscus

well, the new garden beds are filled. i needed every wheelbarrow of that 10 yards of soil and had the third (and last!) twelve yards of rock delivered last night. so, i am in my garden clothes waiting for morning light to start shoveling. my goal was to get all of the rock spread by sunday night, but that might not happen and i am already over it.

the haight ashbury hibiscus is one of my favorites in the front bed and i think i need more for the back garden. the foliage is the stunner in its bloodred garb.

family was in and out this week. i finally pinned the feeling down that i live with in this sweet little bungalow two mornings ago. i feel as if i live in my eternal summer home, not that i ever had a summer home, but that novelfeeling is ours each day. Someone called our number and we won bingo...

and a shovel.

10 comments:

Kathy said...

What a nice feeling that is! And how apt a description.
Can't wait to see photos of all your hard work.

Cynjon said...

Mmmm, I'm going to have to see if I can find a haight ashbury...they'd fit perfectly in the purple/maroon garden!

Marilyn said...

I can't wait to see the magic you're spinning in your garden. You've got that special touch.

"Someone called our number and we won bingo..." I couldn't agree more!!!

(nice to see ya posting again)

fiwa said...

That flower is lucious. I bet it feels good to know your garden will be all in order soon.

Love you -
fiwa

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Glad to know you're settling into your well deserved bliss. That hibiscus is quite possibly the closest thing in the flower world to rich luxurious burgundy vintage velvet I've ever seen, by the way. :o) Smooches Mamita! xoxo AndieBee

Sis said...

That one wears a pretty gown...

LisaHoffman said...

Welcome Home.

A bird in the hand said...

Coincidentally, I was eating some hibiscus flowers yesterday. The were in a bag of dried fruit...

love, C.

Gin said...

I love that summer home feeling. I know it well. You are truly blessed.

Wow, that red is amazing!

Val said...

What a sweet way to feel about your home and life. I'm thrilled for you, Dawn. :)