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Monday, 23 January 2017

Seriously ?

OK ... maybe waiting to hear about my computer repairs or possible replacement is getting to me.
I am very lucky to have Garden PA's computer to play with though so a BIG phew!! on that one.
Outside it is so UNNATURAL it makes me shudder ... brown and bits of green are our colours.
No snow .... this is just NOT right ....

The next bit ... I am hesitant about but I can't help myself ... that is what the SERIOUSLY ? is about.
Since I am a Canadian (and I thank the forces of nature for that EVERY day!),  I may not be entitled to an opinion but I do have a question for my American friends.

Trump ................................................................................................... seriously ?????????????????

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Please ?

My new(ish) computer is FRIED .. it may take up to 2 weeks to fix or come to the conclusion that they give me a new one .. I can't access my cogeco mail account as of yet .. which has all of my email addresses on it of course ..
So ... if anyone is going to email me please use glencross50@gmail.com
This is totally frustrating .. but I am lucky to be able to use Garden PA's computer so at least I can squeak by for a bit ... arghhhh !

Saturday, 14 January 2017

2016 Downhill Ride in the Garden ?

I swear I had the best of intentions for the garden last year .. however my body had a different plan in mind ... also ? I am stealing borrowing this single picture review format, from Rose and her blog Prairie Rose's Garden  but I said I would fess up so here I am Rose bare bones admission girl  as I said  !

So January ... was "Brrrrr" as expected but I loved the soft sticky snow that hugged this little tree.

Feburary some how has mysteriously disappeared in my photo file ... I kid you not ... BIG sigh !

March .. not so much of the garden but of my enthusiasm ?

April .. OK .. my pride of certain hellebore came before my fall which followed a few months later.

May ... well I am spoiled for choice and it took me a long time but this shot is what I ended up with.
Who can ignore a full mound of tulips right ?

June .. One of my favorite vignettes by the rock/water feature and my sweet Japanese maple or that shock of red.

July .. I didn't want to fall for lilies due to my aversion of the dreaded BEETLE ... but ? who could ignore the beauty of this dusty pink lily ... Beetle be damned (squished and rid of !!)

August had to be a long shot of this part of the garden .. it just overflowed with plants and made me smile ... you need that in your garden ... smiles !

September .. yet another long shot in the shadier part of the garden .. still lush and beautiful

October ... a shock of colour from my Tiger Eye Sumac .. and no I haven't had trouble with "babies" popping up .. and no , I don' give it some kind of birth control! haha 

November .. OK ... Solomon's Seal totally took me over ... that unbelievable pale almost lemon colour from it's original green was amazing !

December .. I know ... hard to believe we have such amazing colour in December but that is what our pre-winter ? months have been like ... and this spirea amazed me .. I love spireas and this is a beauty.

So .. my take on 2016 ... it started out not too bad .. but my body just went downhill by June.
Thankfully we had a sprinkler system put in and it couldn't have been better timing with our record breaking drought .. it saved my garden.
This is such a general post I want to do other post on individual plants I have really taken to and some that I did NOT !
Stay tuned   : )

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

January Dregs

Here I am sitting in my unmentionables .. well .. not that bad .. maybe ... but the atmosphere in my "Garden Office" is rather .. shall we say not in much of a garden mood ... I am hoping that will improve over time ?
So far all those New Year resolutions are also rather dodgy .. haven't jumped into that pool of commitment as of yet .. but I do have to see the treadmill as I pass it to get to the laundry room.
It gives me the evil eye ...
I have meant to visit all the wonderful gardeners that have stopped by .. I just haven't gotten the energy up ... yet ... but I didn't want to have my blog look like it was deserted so I thought this little blurb would help keep it "alive" until I get my brain cells organized (if that is possible)
Hope everyone is cozy and warm and thinking garden thoughts !