Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Honest Scrap and Best Blog Award in one

Rebecca @ In The Garden  has given me two awards and I am really honored. but very very very happy to accept.
My first award is the honest scrap

The rules are:

A. Brag about the award.
The person who receives it ,feels really really awesome ha ha
and is inspired to keep on blogging and gets to ackowledge fellow bloggers who inspire you , so that others can also be inspired by them.

pumpkin flower
B. Link back to the person who gave it to you.
done on the top
C. Share 10 honest things about yourself.
1. I am a christian , my whole life revolves arround Christ and becoming the person He made me to be.
2. I am usually quiet a happy person , which means I annoy the rest of the unhappy people
3. I love my husband and kids , I have been very blessed with a great family
4. My in-laws live with me. I didn't like it at first , but now I really appreciate them in my life and don't know how others survive without parents in the home.
5. My dad died just after Nicole was born and never got to see his first grandson Daniel and that makes me sad , especially when the yellow arums bloom.
6. I am a computer programmer and love it, it's the opposite side of my life inside and surrounded by technology versus outside and surrounded with nature.
7. I really don't like speaking in front , my heart beats terribly and my hands shake and I stutter. Terrible for me and the people who have to hear me .. *grin
8. I don't like to cook , but I like to eat
9. I don't like house work , but I like things to be neat and tidy
10. hmm I know my husband from 1993 , so that makes it 16 years

pink salvia

D. Give the award to 7 more bloggers who inspire you.
1. Fairegarden , Frances inspired me to start my own blog. I loved her pictures and sence of humour and she is not afraid to try anything.
2. Clay and Limestone Gail is as sweet as Frances and has grown so many beautiful plants
3. The Galloping Gardner what an amazing woman , she travels to all the gardens open to the public and is also helping build a hospital in India. very inspired
4. Gardening Tips and Ideas Scott has created http://www.blotanical.com/ go there and you will be inspired by his blog and  by all the other gardening blogs there , it would take a lifetime to see everything there.
5. http://sequoiagardens.wordpress.com/ Jack is a fellow South African , so many of this things on his site will work in my garden
6.   Go Away - I'm Gardening! Amy has a lovely blog , she is really enjoying it and she is funny
7. Janie is very very clever , she has lots of knowledge about different things in your garden , her site is sure to inspire you to buy lots of plants :)

I have more .. but then I may never finish this blog.

The next award is the best blog award

Here are the rules :

Post the award on your blog along with the name of the person who passed it on to you and link to their blog. Choose blogs which you have recently discovered and you think are great and pass it on to them. Don't forget to leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Thank you so much Rebecca ,

Here is my list


awake with charm

Sequoia Gardens

my secret garden

The Garden Of Eaden

Japanese Garden

Crafty Gardener

Evolution Of A Gardener

Garden Chronicles

Liza And Johns Garden

Liz and the Proffessor

yellow flower
There are a lot more .. but you will find them all as you follow the trail back.

To all I have awarded it to. I hope you accept it. It was very nice showing off the blogs I really like.
What is a gardening blog without some pics inbetween and to end .. a fairy

happy blogging


  1. Congrats on receiving your awards..yay! Your blog is beautiful..so it is no wonder you were chosen! All the photos are super lovely..gorgeous! It was so nice to learn more about you.. your life..very touching!Thankyou for awarding me...you are truly kind and generous..and it is very appreciated..thankyou..I am honored! I look forward to more of your beautiful posts..keep creating!

  2. Congratulations on both of your awards!

    I enjoyed learning more about you. Like you, I am a Christian and my family is so important to me. I lost my father suddenly just over 2 years ago and he never met my daughter, Ruthie.

    I like reading your blog and am enjoying spring for a second time this year through your eyes :0)

  3. Wonderful post, I'm glad you accepted both awards. It's fun to learn more about others, and to be introduced to new blogs. Wonderful fairy picture! :) Rebecca

  4. Many congratulations on your awards. I've not often visited your blog. I'm really enjoying it.

  5. Thanks Pravesh for the best award. I had already received the Honest Scrap Award very much earlier and you can view it in my blog.
    Its nice to know a little better about you, your family & all.

    I will hold on to the award passing for sometime as I notice few bloggers are appreciating me with them and I may have to sum them all & give all of them a big THANK YOU.

    Appreciate all your garden stories & hope to hear more about all of them from your side of the world. Happy Blogging.

  6. Hi James
    I understand , it does take some time puting the respond post together , with the links and sending message. Wow I never saw your other blog before , you have a beautiful family

    Thank you Mary dell. It is a very nice feeling knowing that somebody enjoys it :) I'm still new at blogging and really enjoying it

    Hi Rebecca , the fairy was just for you. Thank you for the awards , I was so excited I did this respond all of yesterday

    Hi Noelle , it's been 5 years since my dad died and I miss him. It was his life that has made me realise how important it is to live a life that is pleasing to God.

    Hi Kiki
    I really love your blog , I look forward to your reply , your blog shows what an interesting person you are ..

  7. Thanks Pravesh for the Best Blog Award. Working on a post but holiday here is interfering with the time on computer. Looks like Friday will allow time to complete.

    Enjoy your day,

  8. Hi John
    Your welcome .. I look forward to it

  9. Hi Praveshee. Congratulations on your awards. You really deserve them. Your blog is rich in lovely images of plants (and fairies!)and you have an eye for the interesting, unusual and useful - you are not just the typical "pretty flower!" type of gardener! I was pleased to learn more about you from the Honest Scrap award. I too received the award only a few weeks ago and posted about it, so I am not going to repost. The most beautiful blog about receiving awards was written by Tatyana ( http://tanyasgarden.blogspot.com/2009/11/images-for-you-160-names-and-last-award.html )and she really sums up the delights and problems of receiving them in her post! Enjoy summer in your garden -I hope you and your family are going to be able to spend some extra quality time together in the coming weeks! Jack

  10. Good morning Praveshee! Now, when Thanksgiving is over, I have time to write comments. Congratulations on your Honest Scrap Award and The Best Blog Award! You have a very interesting blog which helps me and other people to learn more about your corner of the world. I would never see and learn many plants and places if not your blog. Your sunny, happy personality shines through your posts and photographs. Keep those posts and images coming!
    Thank you for thinking of me and giving me The Best Blog Award. I am honored! Attention and appreciation by other gardeners-bloggers is very important for me. I feel good knowing that a person like you reads my writings and likes my pictures. Happy gardening and blogging to you, and I see you around at Blotanical!