One of our garden centers ( an arm of the parent grocery store .. aka Loblaw's) had two special items that pressed the GO Get !! button for me.
A container pond (which I will dub Micro-Mini Pond) which now is the residence of two very cute but VERY shy goldfish (Ernie and Bert) my apologies if said goldfish are of the female nature but hey .. maybe we can say those names are now unisex in this crazy wacky world ?
The container and plants (4or 5 unusual but awesome greenery to me !) were the package deal but finding Bert and Ernie was up to me .. they were highly suggested though , to make sure mosquitoes would not be multiplying like rabbits .. ergo floating resteraunt ?
A friend was worried about the "pond" theme because of the two years worth of raccoon adventures we had here.
Apparently we were advertised as a "5 Star Raccoon Tourist/Nursery Bed and Breakfast"
I have to explain that said pond is totally a "dish with water, some plants and 2 VERY shy goldfish"
Moving on to container gardening .. in terra cotta .. which dries out like lightning and there for initiating a bead of sweat on upper lip trying to estimate if I can get away with one day of NOT actually running out with water can in totally shocking pajamas that should not be seen in public .. not even if the house was on fire type of shocking worn out rag pajamas .. why are they always the most comfortable ones ?
Plants are new and skinny, BUT will get older and FULLER eventually .. some what like me ?
Speaking of fuller .. husband likes "hosta-in-a-pot" look .. and so it is done .. "blink blink" .. just like I Dream of Jeanie ?
Lavenders on the other hand enjoy suffering .. terra cotta is perfect for that .. dried out but never frazzled look ?
Whats up with those strange garden balls ? .. on sale .. go figure ?
My Celtic knot look for the garden and deck !
Ahhhhhhhhhh ! Still blooming in the circles .. I wish it would never end .. but it will and I will have to control myself as the leaves draw in the energy the bulbs need .. BIG sigh !
How about "make up" for gardens .. cover those ugly lines while you wait sort of thing ?
Fred .. Red Dragon Japanese Maple ... Husband says "Fred isn't a very Japanese name" ..
I say .. FRED was born in Canada .. in some Canadian nursery .. from Canadian parents so shouldn't we go that route ? .. Husband " naming a tree Fred ? isn't that a little strange?"
I say .. "how long have we been married and you think I am still normal ?"
It was one of those discussion that you had to be here to really get it .. aside from the snickering and snorting as punctuation ...
In respect of Fred's heritage .. I planted a Japanese fern next to him .. which by the way I have not named ( although Little Fred sounds good ?) and most likely is totally Canadian .. EH !
This morning's sky was a flash of colour and gone so quickly if I had blinked (not as many as I Dream of Jeanie) it would have been over ...
I don't make this up folks .. this was one weird sky !
Beyond the fact that it was a pajama day and I should be hiding indoors .. I had to take these pictures because explaining this would be unbelievable .. so SEE and BELIEVE .. or is that "Seeing is Believing"
I had to throw some normal garden pictures in here .. did I say normal .. how about a few plain Jane garden pictures .. oops ... there is that strange ball again ... step away from the picture !
There ... just an average garden picture .. from an average gardener .. why do I keep hearing that over and over again in my brain ?