Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Styling the Seasons: April
In an attempt to be organised I took these photos a couple of weeks ago with a plan to actually schedule this post for while I was on holiday... but I'm obviously not destined to be an organised blogger and so it is that already these photos feel out of date...
The blossom buds, cut from a tree in the garden have bloomed and the petals have blown away already. The chionodoxa (just seen on the left) is all but gone and we have a lot more muscari out than we had a couple of weeks ago - when I could hardly bring myself to cut what I wanted for this photo.
But change in the garden is what April is all about... it's coming to life. It's the time to plan the veg patch and to start sowing seeds for the season ahead. The potting shed would be the place to be - if only we had one. Instead we pot up seeds outside and keep them inside on windowsills or on the floor by the doors out into garden where we can watch them germinate and grow before planting them out.
I'm a bit in love with botanical drawing. I keep thinking I'll try to draw some of the plants in the garden - but I still haven't got around to it.
As a sort of nod to the documentary nature of botanical drawings I thought I'd photograph what was out instead and maybe the act of writing down the names of the flowers will help me remember them too (plus it was a good excuse to practice my calligraphy). I used to love Polly's monthly garden mood boards and I have wondered if I should do the same one year... but the last thing I need is another project... what I really need to do is get out in the sunshine and do some weeding/digging/potting up/planting out instead!
Styling The Seasons is a monthly challenge run by Katy and Charlotte - anyone can join in - just show an area in your home styled to show what the season/month means to you. This month they are running a competition too - see their blogs for all the details!