Your garden is a sweet and safe sanctuary which is enjoyed all year round by your family. The one place the children feel free and easy is outside on the grass; fiddling with the grubby soil, getting their knees muddy and kicking a ball into the dainty flower beds, that’s what playing in the garden is all about. With the weather warming up it is an ideal time to start giving your outdoor space a little tender loving care.
In this day and age it is becoming more and more difficult to pry our little ones away from the televisions and iPads at home. Give them a reason to want fresh air and create a homely paradise which you can all enjoy. Wake up those tired little faces and allow them to acquire rosy cheeks and mucky clothes, whilst you watch them grow and play in a fresh fulfilling environment.
Food and Flowers
You may ask yourself this very question every day, why do humans love flowers? From their scent to their perfectly blossoming shapes flowers are a fascinating species for everybody. Children love to smell, touch and see beautiful blooming petals all year round. Let your children get their hands dirty and plant their very own potted plants. It is an ideal project to get them busy and excited and they can choose any type of flower they want. Giving them a sense of responsibility to keep their flower alive will do wonders for their development too. Use the different seasons to inspire your flower beds and get everybody on a trip to your local garden centre to buy new seeds regularly.
There is evidence that the giving of flowers for birthdays, reaches as far back as the middle ages. Isn’t that crazy? The French and English got the idea of assigning a meaning to each flower from Turkey as well. I love that each flower has its own true meaning, it’s like a secret language!
They say that gifting flowers reached a high during the Victorian times, as back then it was considered bad manners to say your feelings with words. It is kind of romantic isn’t it?
Did you know that lilies represent purity? Or that a single marigold is an expression of sorrow? Of course we all know that red roses symbolizes love.
All flowers are beautiful don’t you think?, but what Birthday flowers should you give an allergy sufferer as a birthday treat?
I’m a huge lover of flowers so you will find many of my Sunday photos will be of some type of flower I have found on my travels. This week is pink roses.
The pink roses are from my dad’s garden. They have lasted really well but are on their last legs and have the most gorgeous smell. Nature at it’s best.
It’s not a bad photo taken with my iPhone 4s if I say so myself, but I can’t wait to get a newer phone with a better camera. I need to wait until September to change my phone now as I’m changing networks. My current network seems very expensive to what I’ve found. It’s not too long to wait!
I you are all having a great weekend and hopefully have some sun where you are.
I just happened to walk past this gorgeous Rose in my dads garden the other day and it really caught my eye.
The pink/red colour is just so beautiful – nature at it’s best.
This weeks My Sunday Photo is of my favourite flower the Gerbera. This orange one has just popped out a few days ago on my kitchen windowsill.
When I’m standing over the sink washing the pots and pans I love to see the flowers on my windowsill. I also have my cactus on there and a succulent that my mum gave us when we moved in.
Come to think of it apart from the bedroom wi does all of the other windowsills have some type of house plant on them. My orchids
are at the back of the house as the front faces the sun too much in the Summer and it gets too warm for them. Here is my 7 Hints and Tips on Caring for Orchids .
I hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.