Tuesday, July 6, 2010


My computer is very smart, he refuses to work for longer periods when the weather is hot. He has told me, that he's in need of another cooler, but I'm not going to pamper him. First it's a new cooler, then a faster main board and finally a sleeker monitor! These are the cheap tricks of technical facilities I won't play along! It's been sizzling hot in the last days and so the keyboard has gathered some dust. This, and the fact that Mo didn't reappear since the story of the When-In-Doubt-Add-A-Flower-Lamp, is the reason why it had been quiet around this little blog. Today is the first day with acceptable temperature and I dare to post.

Mo's absence doesn't worry me too much. Every now and then, the so-called-muse hides from me for a while. Like the computer she isn't very fond of warm weather. Moreover, she isn't really into watching soccer games nor does she like listening to me playing ukulele and gardening isn't her thing either. 
And this is exactly what I felt like and did lately.

Our garden is so small, it would be an exaggeration to call him tiny. So, we grow our plants on shelves. At the moment, they look a bit lost, but I hope, there is a lot of summer left for them to develop. 

Furthermore, I was lucky thrifting! I found this lovely old metal garden chair and three of his brothers. They certainly will need a lot of attention and care, until someone might take a seat on them.

I also found the prettiest phlox ever. It looks like candy to me: 

Ah, summer!

I hope, you are all having a lot of sunny days (and smart computers), too and I promise, I will keep you informed, when Mo shows up again.



  1. Da geht es mir so ähnlich wie dir, diese Tage jetzt sind zu herrlich um drinnen am Computer zu sitzen (außer natürlich man hat ein Laptop, ich hab leider keins), da zieht es mich richtig raus in die Beete und auf die Terrasse. Zum Handarbeiten ist es zu heiß, verschwitzte Händchen sind da gar nicht gut. Deine Stockrosen sind herrlich, meine haben erst Knospen und ich wart schon auf die Blüten. Aber was mir sehr gut gefällt sind deine Hochbeete, die find ich so schön und praktisch, Unkrautzupfen ohne Bücken und Rückenschmerzen, und außerdem sind sie richtig malerisch.
    Jetzt geh ich auch wieder raus,
    mit lieben Grüßen von Garten zu Garten,

  2. Jo, I have been feeling much like you, as we are experiencing stifling temperatures as well. Even our poor air conditioner is having trouble chugging along. Your garden, much like your house, is very lovely. You are always an inspiration!

  3. Those chairs are beautiful....and what a really neat idea for your garden! Love all the colours :-)

  4. That is one very clever computer indeed! I hope he's not giving mine some ideas :)
    Lovely garden, and those shelves/containers are a brilliant idea! x

  5. What a lovely Plox it is indeed!
    Nice blog! Thank you!

  6. Good morning from freezing New Zealand :-) I m spending a gorgeous morning inside, browsing through very creative minds and doing so stumbling upon your blog... Cannot help but sigh in envy at your lovely garden. Thinking outside the square and getting such wonderful results... Thank you for a lovely visit :-D XOX

  7. Thank you all! I really love reading your comments! :-))) Moreover it is great to see where you all come from. The internet is a absolutely stunning place!

    Around here, it is still very, very warm. So, if I could (and if there wasn't the global warming thing already), I would wrap some degrees and send them to New Zealand!



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Mo and me are absolutely delighted with reading comments, because they tell us, you had been here. :-)