Thursday, 5 June 2014

A Quickie Garden Tour.....









   Hope you all had a great day....

   It was a mix of sun and cloud today...and still breezy...very pleasant indeed!

   Got a chance to stroll thru the garden, while Miss V was napping....

   The star of the show, has to be the Summer Anemone...

   And boy oh boy...has she spread herself around the front garden this year...

   Only a few buds open...but I am sure by early next week...

   The whole front garden will be full of Summer Anemone!

   My deep pink Peonies are almost ready to burst...altho...a wee bit late this year...

   Johnsons Cranesbill Blue Geraniums are looking great....

   My deep purple...almost black...Columbine just starting to bloom....

   White Peony ready to bust open...can't wait to have some in the house...

                    Minus the ants of course!!!

                                 How many bugs did you count??

      Pink Verbanum in one of my planters...beautiful!!

           Well.....that completes the short tour for today...

               Hope you enjoyed it...do you have these flowers in your gardens??



                 We have 2 nice striploin steaks ready for the BBQ...

                      All peppered up and soaking in Worcheshire sauce..

                          1/2 a baked potato each...with fresh chives from the garden...

                              Fresh Ontario Asparagus....and some sauteed mushrooms...

                                             And that is a wrap.......

             Off to the cottage in the morning...

                          Hope you all ahve a wonderful sunny happy weekend...

                              And I'll see you all in a few days...


                                           Cheers!  :o)
                                                 linda

50 comments:

  1. I counted three... The blooms are just lovely. Such vibrant colors...I can almost get a whiff....sigh.

    Dinner sounds just too good ~ your boyfriend is a lucky man!!!

    Sending hugs not bugs

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    1. You are correct Wanda!
      The Anemones were a pleasant surprise today...
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Oh, these photos are beautiful. I thought the geranium was a morning glory. Glory be...I'm bad at this. Nice that Miss V is there again. Do you babysit certain days of the week, Linda? I had little Gwynn (mom changed the spelling of her name to two n's now) here today. Lots of fun as she is crawling now and ends up stuck everywhere. haha! Just kidding...nana's on the job. I love having her over. Dinner sounds delish, as usual. Hope the weather is good this weekend for you. We are supposed to have sun and some cloud but hot. That sounds like good cottage weather. Have a cold one for me. Hugs, Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb....much appreciated!
      We get her from daycare when we plan it with Erika...
      Oh the crawling....hilarious...and then the Frankenstein walk! Hahaha!
      It is wonderful being a Nana♥️
      I will have a FEW cold ones for you! Hahaha!

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  3. Uh oh! Your baby is starting to look like a little girl. Happens so fast. I envy your garden and peonies especially. And in WHITE! Have a lovely time at the cottage girlfriend.

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    1. Yes she is♥️
      My white ones have a kind of purple splash in the centre....
      Will do Jacqueline!

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    1. Thanks Betsy....nice of you to say so!

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  5. Beautiful flowers! Nice work!

    I don't leave comments on blogs with word verification because it's too much of a hassle deciphering the code and my time is limited. Word verification is aggravating for most folks which is why so many people dislike it. It's not personal, it's just an irritation for visitors.

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    1. Welcome Brian....removed the word verification....
      Hope you visit often...

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  6. Great shots of impressive flowers, Linda.
    Impressive meal to come too, enjoy!
    And have a great trip to the cottage tomorrow.

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    1. Hi Eddie.....
      Dinner was pretty darn good!
      I hope to have a relaxing....yes right....weekend!
      What will you be up to?

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    2. Ah! That's for me to know and you to wonder!!!!! LOL

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    3. Crumbs! You've taken word verification off!
      I'll have to throw away The Enigma Machine. LOL

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  7. All look georgeous and beautifulLinda!

    BTW esperanza are at home with pain but ok.thanks so much Linda.♡♥

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    1. She will be just fine, I am sure you will take excellent care of her♥️

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    2. Thanks Linda hope she feel better tomorrow still has so much pain!
      xo

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    3. Today she ate soup and a little mashed potatos :)
      xoxox

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    4. awesome!
      better every day!

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  8. The ants are all over my peony buds too, and several opened this morning. This is such a lovely time in the garden with so many blooms opening daily ... it's hard to keep up with all the photos. I'm behind posting my garden update this week, but that is okay, have had lots of other things going on. Enjoy the cottage.

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    1. Lucky you! I can hardly wait for mine...perhaps next week....and then I'll be doing Peony posts every darn day!

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  9. Supper sounds YUMMY ! Lovely photos , Today was a perfect day for gardening so that's what I did , weeding that is lol ! Gardens are doing well considering all was late this year !Then I did some photography and then sat on the patio and read my book with my Miggs by my side fast asleep , well until the squirrels came around lol ! Looks to be a nice weekend !Thanks for sharing , have a good evening !.

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    1. I must pop over and see you Elaine...
      Ca't wait to get to the Lake!
      Ugh.....I hate weeding!

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  10. Pretty garden flowers. Mine gardens are full of Columbine. They remind me of waterfalls but I can't seem to catch the right angle with my camera.

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    1. You need to bend over...stick your arse in the air...and shoot! Hahaha!
      My neighbours think I am nutty!
      Well...I guess they are right!

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  11. Your flowers are simply gorgeous! Have fun at the cottage!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane...weather was great!

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  12. Looks so beautiful Linda. I'd like to see general shots too. I'm terrible at that as there's always a swingball or trampoline in the way! xx

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    1. Your photos are beautiful!
      Especially the horses...

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  13. Your flowers may have been late starting this year, but they're catching up so fast!

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    1. returned home today...the entire front garden is abloom with Anemones!
      picture taking tomorrow.....

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  14. It's so nice to see your flowers blooming again. I love seeing the progress in your garden.

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  15. I don't have any of these flowers in my garden but I think I should. I've always wanted peonies. You sure have a green thumb Linda. They are beautiful!

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    1. Just lucky Pam...the perennials take care of themselves!

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  16. Mmm I'll have mine rare thanks

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    1. I will remember that Kathy....

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  17. Hi Linda!
    Yes, I'm back and YES, I enjoyed every last second of my visit:) Your garden is thriving and looking pretty darn good too. My Peonies are ready to pop too. (albeit late this season:) Oh I can hardly wait. You lucky girl you have white ones too!!! Mine had to be sprayed with garlic and oil too keep those darn ants from eating the buds:)

    Thank you so much for sharing your garden tour with us Linda. Dinner sounds fabulous! I'll be back to blogging on Sunday...

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    1. Hi there ~~louise~~...glad you are back...hope you had a great time!
      I have 4 white ones open today...already cut, and in a vase!
      I never put anything on the ants...I thought they were part of the process of helping the buds open!

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  18. I have two peonies to plant (if the mosquitos here will let me!!!). Can't wait for them to bloom in the coming years! How do you rid the ants before bringing them into the house. I know they make the blossoms open but someone said you stick them in a bucket of water head (bloom) first and the ants are gone. True?

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    1. Oh those darn mosquitoes...we actually had a few this weekend...strange for us!
      When I cut mine...which I did after arriving home...I did them into the pool..upside down...and that seems to take care of and ride a long buggies!!

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  19. i've seen professional photography not one/hundredth as good as yours !!!
    absolutely astounding.
    always.
    as i write this... you're at the cottage. have a wonderful time!!! i know you will.

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    1. It was great!
      Miss V made an appearance...loved the wide open spaces!

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  20. Minus the ants of course!!! An ant makes you rant. :)

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    1. An ant makes you rant????
      Oh...I am afraid I can't...
      I d rather garden and plant...

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  21. I hope that you have had a good time away! Your garden is of course looking great, lots of lovely flowers to see which is so nice! xx

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    1. absolutely positively did! Thanks Amy....

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  22. Very pretty, even with the bugs.

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    1. Somehow I knew that!
      Birdie likes bugs too!
      I must look her up.....

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