Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Gardening Time - And It's About Time


I'd like to share with you today photos of what has been taking up all my time lately. Pretty much everything you see growing are perennials. The annuals will all go in this week and next. I'll be transplanting petunias, dusty millers, snapdragons, portulaca, marigolds, globe basil, coleus, begonias, hens and chicks, osteospermum, sage, sweet potato vine, and sunflowers. Most of these, I've been taking care of since I started them in April. I can't tell you how pleased I am how well have everything is growing this year.
Most of my vegetable garden is in.  I'd show you photos of that, but right now there are just sticks in the dirt marking the rows. But I did put in several rows of flowers among the veggies this year, so that will keep things interesting.
 
I add more rocks every year.
2 little fish in an ocean of creeping thyme.


Beautiful creeping phlox.


More thyme.  I just love how it crawls over the rocks.


Nothing like chives for early color.


Pink chives.


My lovely rows of trees.


 My constant and faithful companion.




Ok. My mystery plant. It is growing in my greenhouse. It is little, cute and doesn't seem to be spreading. Any idea what it could be? I could really use some help here.

 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cherry Blossoms

Hi there everyone!  I am writing this feeling like myself again.  The weather has been wonderful and has been keeping me busy in the yard. Lots of planting, transplanting and of course weeding fills my time between cups of tea.
 
That little rascal raccoon from my last post made it down sometime during the following night.  He had to have been up there for 16 hours. What a place for sleeping! I was so glad to see him gone the next morning. Clever little guy managed to elude Bear.  My dog is not vicious and is usually the one that ends up injured when he gets involved with the wild critters, so I was very happy that there was no "meet and greet."
 
Quite a while back, I participated in Stephanie's mug exchange, and it was my job to send to Little Wren in Bangkok, Thailand.  A long story made short, I am very glad that it has finally arrived and that it was good condition.  You can see what traveled all the way from Canada to Southeast Asia HERE. Thank-you Little Wren for writing such a lovely post.
 
I think everyone's favourite thing about Spring is the blooms. Our cherry trees are nearly in full bloom and the bees are oh so busy buzzing about. The sounds, sight and scent are invigorating.
 
I hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Up A Tree

I woke up to this sight out my bedroom window this morning. Poor little guy must have scrambled up there after catching a sight of our dog.  He's still up there as I'm writing this over 6 hours later.  I hope he's comfortable, but I doubt it. 
I'm sure I have been feeling much like this furry fella lately. Stuck.  On the couch is mostly where I've been the past month.  The past several days have seen much improvement to my health.  Nasty chest infection with more drugs than you can shake a stick at. I still have a minor cough, but all else seems to be good.  
I hope everyone is doing well, and I plan to catch up over the next few days.