Monday, 16 August 2010

A little bit of garden and a little bit of Halloween ?

OK .. it has been like holding back Niagara Falls for me with the Halloween crazies starting to poke their bony fingers at me .. you know I have to succumb by now right ?
Mean time I will try to submerge into the "other" world slowly so as not to FRIGHTEN YOU !!!
I saw this gorgeous pink sky a couple of mornings ago and these crows were perfect with their eerie calling ? .. come on ... it sets the mood a little ?
First a "little bit of garden" .. the hardy girl "Robustissima" starts the show off and she is a beauty : )
See ? so darn friendly she wants to give you a hug !
I don't know what happened to my Little Lamb .. she threw out HUGE flowers and not so huge flowers .. and she did get soaked with heavy rain so I had to cut some of them back .. ouch !
These are her "normal" ? sized ones and so pretty turning pink .. has anyone had two very different sized flowers happen on the same hydrangea like this ?
I'm not sure if I like this plant or not .. I had such high expectations for it but it seems to be more foliage than flower .. the name is way COOL though right ??
YES .. this is sliding into Halloween territory .. I just can NOT help it ...
OK .. FULL on Halloween with vintage cards .. just two .. just a little .. to start it off .. I will behave !! I swear !!
I can't promise not to get on my broom though ..
So ... a little sky with crows .. a little garden with questions ... and a little Halloween to make me feel better on a Monday morning .. go figure the house NEEDS cleaning and I am putting it off as long as I can ?? EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK !!


Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I was wondering when Halloween would creep into your posts. Lovely blooms.

Unknown said...

You sound like you're feeling better, but I know your sense of humour is always intact regardless of anything, Joy. You've made me giggle this morning and I'll never look at Japanese anemones again without thinking they're reaching for a hug.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joy girl, First my guess is the hydrangea is an old-wood, new-wood thing. The first flowers appeared on last year's wood. The second on new wood. Mine do this too sometimes although I can't tell you why.

Halloween? Oh brother! No just kidding. You know the "old" saying, "It's my blog and I'll write what I want to..."? Well it definitely applies here. I happen to enjoy your true colors so as Billy Joel sings, "Don't go changin' to try and please me..."

Kyna said...

That was the kind of sky that I saw driving to work for a meeting this morning! It was so pretty, I would have stopped and taken a picture if I had my camera with me. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Clean house??? UGH...lets not think of that. I would rather think about Halloween even though it isn't my favorite holiday. It does happen during my favorite time year. Your mass of halloween paraphernalia is amazing, no wonder you have to start early. Be careful of your back while flying around on that broom.

Kit Aerie-el said...

Great pictures to lead us into a lair of scariness...bwah-ha-ha...
75 days and counting!

Lona said...

I am so proud of you. You have put Halloween off for a long time Joy LOL! You must be getting all of those catalogs I have in the mail with all of the Fall and Halloween decorations. I love going through 'Terrys Village' and the 'Old Country Home' catalogs now. So many Fall pretties.
About this housework thingy. It will always be there waiting on you so keep putting it off LOL!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

So you are a Halloween person? So am I, just waiting to start decorating. Each year for the past thirty some years I have had a Halloween Party. That Little Lamb looks interesting, reminds me of my Unique Hydrangea but smaller.


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Linda .. Thank you !
I tried really really hard to keep it at bay .. but it has won and I am a slave to it now ? LOL

Jodi girl hello there ! .. I am hanging on by my green ? finger nails to what little sanity and humour I can bolster ? haha
My anemone have gottcha' personalities and this one is a HUGGER for sure : ) Glad I can make you giggle girl !

Grace-Girl that is what I thought of after I posted too .. makes perfect sense to me even in my crazy state ! LOL .. hey "I gotta' be ME" right ? wink wink

Kyna girl I can't tell you how many times I have said that while in the vehicle .. DANG ! I left my camera at home again ! hehehe : )

Lisa girl .. I have the modified broom with a back rest now that I am older and .. wiser ? hehe .. hey don't hate the Halloween it is good for you ! Ah ... those clean crisp Fall nights starting at 5:30 .. can't wait !!! .. house cleaning eeeuuuwwwww !!

Aerie-el hey girl glad you are on board with the Halloween train or should that be BIG broom ?
The "count" is on and I am unfettered at last ?? LOL

Lona girl it has been so hard keeping the lid down on this .. I was sweating bullets and twitching like mad ! I was so hoping the new Lowes store would be opened by then but it is behind schedule .. not until December now .. and I am sure they would have had great Halloween stuff right ? oh well .. I have other sources hopefully they won't let me down ! yup housework .. the monkey on my back ?? JEEZ !!!

Hello Eileen : ) you are a Halloween person too ! that is great .. I would love to have a party with all of the Halloween people .. now that would be a hoot!
Little Lamb was my first hydrangea and I still love it : )

Joyce said...

You Can do it. I'm looking forward to seeing something Halloween awesome everyday. And I love Vintage Halloween graphics.
Oh Yeah, your garden looks great also!!!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Peeoknee I might not post every day but when I do post I WILL HAVE HALLOWEEN included for sure ! hey thank you girl : )

Anonymous said...

Give that Full Moon Coreopsis a chance. Mine has been a non-stop bloomer, covered with flowers. It's getting floppy though, so you might want to put it in a peony hoop.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Msrobin girl how are you !
Yes .. I will give it another year .. if it survives our winter that is .. and yes ! I already have it supported since I saw the indications it would be floppy ! LOL