Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Tulips

"Spring Tulips" By Mary Maki Rae 2014(c)
Spring - My Favorite Season - We're enjoying the New Bright Green Leaves now Appearing in the Garden and on All of the surrounding Trees - a sure sign of Hope and Renewal.

A Wish to All for a Happy and Peaceful Easter Sunday-!

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Garden Retreat

"In the Garden" Watercolor Drawing
By Mary Maki Rae 2014 (c)
If you like Flowers - Birds - Butterflies - and Berries - See my Plan for a Whimsical Gardener's (or Artist's) Retreat in a Chinoiserie Style - with Pagoda-like roof tops - striped Awnings and decorative shutters at the windows.
A Soulful place away to relax - think - study - read.  To meditate and plan a new series of Paintings - or a Book - perhaps-?

To complete the setting - A must have - simple plan for a Petite Flower/Herb Garden for Inspiration.
First - for Structure: A boxwood plant in each corner - A bright Pink Azalea plant in the center - and ten stepping stones set in place from each side to the center - dividing the rectangular space into four equal squares.
Starting at each corner - one could plant Magenta Cosmos - followed by Lavender Phlox or Mauve Campanulas.
In the front - Yellow Gaillardia with Orange centers and some Miniature Marigold. Also at each entry to the Garden plant Hardy Geraniums (Cransbill) in Blue.
Many Herbs could be planted in large clay Pots placed at the right & left sides of the Garden. (See Plan above)