Florabundance……

Gardening, my sanity.  For some it is cooking to restore equilibrium to their life, others it is jogging or some other sort of physicality, and music is also a great barometer for your emotional status at anytime.  I tend to find the greatest solace in gardening.  Digging, weeding, planting, and sweating in my yard brings me back to the basics and restores the balance to my life.  While toiling in the yard, I can solve almost any puzzle/dilemma that is currently causing me trouble.

The simplicity of flowers and vegetables is amazing, they need exactly what I need.  A spot to be picked out to be planted in, somewhere where they can flourish.  The right amount of sun, water and fertilizer to sustain a healthy growth.  A ton of love and encouragement to reach for the sun/stars.  Amazing how when all the ingredients are present, we all blossom, bloom and provide joy to those that surround us or come into contact with us.  How utterly, wonderfully, and perfectly simple.

Our iris are blooming, I know I have mentioned how many different rhizomes Steven has planted through out our yard.  They are beautiful and simply make everyone who visits smile while stopping to enjoy them.  It is really hard to pick out just one as your favorite!

irisondriveway This is the first group of iris he planted, it lines our driveway and runs along our vegetable garden.  There are over a hundred different colors/rhizomes all with their own unique names.

iriszebraThis is “Peekaboo Zebra” from Zebra Gardens.  My favorite hybridizer, I love the striping in all of his iris.

irisaroundpool1One side….irisaroundpool2The other side, with Cinnamon Girl in the forefront.  Another hundred line the back yard and around my bisque barn.

iriscoutsideshopThis is what greets me when I leave my bisque barn.   I await this every year!

iris“Patriot Heart” and “Introspection”.

I hope that you enjoy these lovely blooms!  Now when I talk about the abundance of iris in our yard, you will kinda know the scope of what I am referring to.   This is the beginning of the blooming in our yard, this is definitely the fireworks of spring.

So much more to come, nurture and love simply what all of us need daily…………………Cyn

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About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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2 Responses to Florabundance……

  1. You my darling daughter have a way with words that convey love. I am so very prod to be your Mom.

  2. Colleen says:

    You word that better than I could have ever thought possible. It is so true and I can just see you working in the yard now. I am blessed to have you as my Mom, best friend and inspiration!

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