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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

How to start again ?

Well ... I  have been in recluse mode for many months now .. I really didn't know if I could start blogging again when I lost my garden mojo ... but I gained inspiration? insight ? from another blogger who is going through tremendous changes in her life and she (after an absence) is beginning to blog again.

Tammy from Casa Mariposa  has changed her life with such amazing grace and aptitude. 
We frankly expect her to be a champion, if you  have followed her blog, you know she is one straight shooter of a woman.
Tammy is so courageous she makes me feel like a whiny preteen .. so enough of my nonsense !

I frankly abandoned my garden to a large extent last year.
Too many problems health wise, to keep at it the way I would expect myself to.
I have extremely high expectations for myself and my garden .. that was the crux of my problem. Expecting too much of myself.

Now .. little by little, I have a bit of spunky garden attitude coming back.
I have started the treadmill again ... swallowed enough fermented swamp water drinks that are touted as "super nutrients" .. add enough pro-biotics to make the industry stocks make investors part of the super rich crowd .. so on and so forth.
I have given anything a shot if it can make me feel better.

Part of my problem (ironic for a Canadian) has been watching Trump land take over the States.
These last few days with racial slurs from that idiot in the White House ? or the S--- House ?
Has become the tipping point to me watching events unfold .. no more !
Isn't that crazy ? ... so that has to stop ... but that is how honest I am going to be.
I was an idiot ... letting something like "politics" make me crazy ... ENOUGH !
What ever is going to play out there .. is going to play out THERE.
I am so thankful to be CANADIAN !!!!!
Slight footnote .. I have some great American friends and an American daughter-in-law, so I am not blaming the people as a whole in the States .. just a few BAD apples.

I want to get back plants and gardening ... that has always been my love.
You can lose your love every once in a while.
The lost time .. the almost lost love .... but if it comes back, it is so wonderful and so appreciated
I hope to blog about exactly that .. PLANTS and GARDENING.
The header  picture is to help inspire me again ... as bad as winter is right now, Spring will come !
I want to be ready ... hit the ground running when we thaw out here :-)



Thursday, 15 June 2017

Letting Your Garden Go Wild





This is my "wild child " peony "Green Lotus"
You can see it is not your typical peony .. it truly is a bit wild looking.
My garden is rather in a state of wildness ... far from my usual neat freak state .. but I have to admit it is doing fine without my constant attention.
If I am lucky I am able to get to it once a week for a few hours.
So far it hasn't swallowed the house up, fingers crossed we can survive until I can truly work in it.
Mean while, I do have clematis vines sneaking up through the deck floor boards .. vines are amazing.
Gardens and perhaps gardeners ? can go wild and survive nicely ... thank goodness !

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A Spark of Happiness

Tulips and I have a some what strained relationship .. mostly on my side from great expectations to utter disappointment.
Thus not to much "tip toeing ? through the tulips" here in my garden.
HOWEVER ... these amazing ones I planted for Canada's 150th birthday have really brightened my opinion of "some" ? tulips.
I thought they deserved their very own special post .. enjoy !






Saturday, 6 May 2017

Misery in the Rain

I have yet to publish the kind comments from my previous post .. thank you to those fellow bloggers that stopped by  : ) I appreciate it !
I just wanted to illustrate how soggy and miserable we are with this cold rainy weather we have been stuck in for a while .. there is in fact a possibility of snow on Monday ... BIG sigh.
For now we feed the birds to help them along .. this poor Mourning Dove caught my attention as he/she perched on the rose arbor in the rain .. we felt so sorry for the poor drenched thing.



I won't have any decent pictures of our beautiful little Serviceberry because the rain has ruined the blooms ... what a start to the garden season ?