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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Moving on ......

Well as you can see I have "rushed" into the next "holiday" by way of my blog design ...
I just can't seem to help myself, trying to convince Spring that if she doesn't hurry up a few of us northern gardeners might just lose the plot ? as my UK friends would say.
Mean while ......
Costco has brought out the garden gloves .. soon the summer bulbs and bare root plants will seduce me even though I have sworn not to be magnetized by those luscious pictures of such plant happiness potential ... well ... plant seduction is a tricky thing isn't it ? GRIPPING !!!
Lowes opened late last month FINALLY ... and our first object of desire was this copper top and bottom finch feeder .. it some how "quenched" a bit of garden thirst, so I am HAPPY : )
Alas we have been honored by some blue sky in between the weird and wacky swings in temps and weather .. rain one day .. freezing the next ... but that is Canada .. aka the GWN !
Spring ? she will come when she is good and ready ... no matter how desperate we get ;-)

16 comments:

Darla said...

I see you are getting the gardening frame of mind..it can be a dangerous thing when all those plants start showing up at the stores...

Bonnie said...

I am planning to change my blog header picture to something without snow, as soon as I find time. I'm tired of posting snow/winter events - on to spring!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Top o' the Mornin to you Lass. LOL! Looks like you are getting ready to work there Joy. We are all comping at the bit to get going and counting down the weeks. It is getting closer and the days are getting longer. Hang in there Joy girl.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Oh my goodness - I love that copper feeder! I just heard yesterday we are getting a Lowes here - I will have to check it out.

Love the header and the festive new background.:)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your blog background is cheerful. I think I need a little retail therapy too. Maybe I will get out to see what is being shipped. I could see that Lowes was cleaning out their garden area outside today. Spring will come soon.

sandy said...

We are thinking the same the, Joy. I planted some seeds today.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joy, I do love this header, maybe because it's Irish!

Eileen

Lola said...

Beautiful blue sky. I understand the unrest of waiting for Spring. I did clean up some of my gardening pots {that's how I garden}. I plan to plant "taters" in the next couple days & cool weather veggies to follow.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Darla girl .. it is a wild ride to be in that garden frame of mind with so much time to put in yet with the last dregs of winter .. and YES !! It will be a dangerous time when those plants hit the garden centers ;-)

Bonnie that is exactly how I felt .. I had a valentine's theme way too early and I so needed a change to something green, even if it is another holiday theme ? LOL

Lona girl we are in the Irish frame O'Mind eh ? hehehe .. we have a long way to go yet. They are forecasting more snow early next week .. but our weather people have been wrong more often than right ?!
I'm hanging in girl .. by my stubby garden fingers ! wink wink

Ms.S : ) don't you just love it ? We just had to get it .. our official first purchase at this new Lowes store : ) Check out if yu are getting one too ? It was a long time coming .. the city fought it for ages (stupid city officials make building anything ridiculously hard here as it is .. they don't like competition either !) Thanks girl .. had to have some GREEN!

Lisa girl you do NEED some garden retail therapy : ) just DO IT girl!
It will be a while before we see activity in the garden center there .. the snow is still "king of the hill"! haha but I am so excited:-)

Sandy girl we all need to have a dose of garden therapy right ? Seeds unless direct sow are just not safe with me ! hahaha

Eileen girl when yo have a name like O'Connor (my maiden name is Scottish) you just have to bring the green out as soon as possible ? LOL .. having o' wee bit of auburn hair makes it even better ? hehehe

Lola you lucky girl ! hey I have read about so many cool ideas on how to grow veggies in pots .. it is amazing what can be done now .. almost has me thinking in that direction .. but mainly I do herbs .. I am a huge fan of herbs in pots even now they make me smile thinking of that wonderful scent: )

Christine said...

I love your new header photo and your shamrock background, Joy! VERY springlike and I'm sure they will help to bring spring along quite nicely. Hope so, anyway. :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thanks Christine ! I have just been over to your place and WOW ! on that moon shot .. let alone all the other gorgeous shots you are taking .. that clematis in the soft afternoon light is a beauty : )

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Lose the plot indeed!! I'm glad you found a few new items to brighten your day. Nothing like a little retail (garden) therapy. :)

CiNdEe said...

Oh pretty stuff!!!(-: Love the blue sky too(-: We saw some today. But they are calling for a snow here? LOL I will not hold my breath, but if it happens I will post a picture or two!!!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Rebecca girl retail therapy is a huge MUST (sprinkled not spilled ? LOL)
I am behind from last year actually .. must have a trip to Home Sense to see what might be pleading to come home with me ? hehehehe

Cindee girl SNOW !!!! I have to go check on you to see if you are building snowmen in your garden now!!

Patsi said...

Ah...blue skies. I see you like changing your blog with the seasons/holidays,that can be fun.

Hey hey...Nurse Jackie is coming back !

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey Patsi girl ! Yup .. something to play with until garden season starts up : ) OMG ! really ?? I haven't seen any promos yet but I know the channels we get are supposed to carry that show so it should start to advertise .. can't wait to see what she is going to do next !!!