Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Snippets From My Weekend..........


My Ferns doubled in size I think...

Hopefully I can keep them watered, and they will last well into August...

My Evergreens are sprouting soft lush new growth...love this!!

The Native Mulleins that sprung up on the beach...are HUGE!

They will have tall spikes with tiny yellow flowers... 

They are supposed to help the respiratory system...




Very difficult for Stone Sculptures so far this year...

The beach took a real beating with that big aluminum dock that was there all winter...the stones are not as softly flowing...also difficult navigating the beach...especially after a few cocktails!! hahaha!

The Ajuga...or Bugleweed...is doing quite well this year...I dug it out from the lawn, and put it in one of the beds beside the beach deck...

 

Added these 3 tiny Daffodils to the window shelf, in the kitchen...overlooking the screened in porch...the windows have not been cleaned yet...YIKES!!
 


There were quite a few Tulips blooming...

This is a particular favorite of mine...

Mr & Mrs Wren are nesting...I think...in this bird house I painted, resting on the shed planter box...They were so busy, I tried several times to capture them...perhaps next weekend...Thanks to Eddie for explaining their mating rituals...the house I showed you last week, is full of feathers and twigs, but they were not flying around it anymore...
 





This is my happy face...

As I pulled into the Nursery on Saturday morning...

It was blurry Tammy...I did not have to blurry it up!!

I wanted to show you all my new glasses...I have to wear them all the time now...

The frame was called "Butterscotch"...so I knew we were a match!

I got the green transition lens..the newest thing!!

What do you think????

I only got a few things...

They did not have any Cosmos...or Cleome...so I will have to be on the search...

They only had red Impatience, and RED...is not my favorite flower colour...

Lots of time to find what I need...

It is only 12*c tonight!!!  Yesterday it was 29*c!!! Kooky weather!!

What is it like where you are?


Friday and Saturday were rather overcast...

And a fog kept rolling in...and rolling out...very limited sunshine...

And...of course...that nippy breeze!!

But.....Sunday...was spectacular...such a perfect day...

Here is a sneak peek...
 

Hope you all had a great weekend...I know...it is Tuesday,already!!

          Have a great week...

                  Cheers!  :o)
                      linda

41 comments:

  1. I never choose red flowers either!

    Love the glasses....how could you not take them, being named Butterscotch!? ha.

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    1. I know! They were meant for me!

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  2. Right now it is super windy and getting cool..windows are open and the breeze is nice..it's been muggy furry hair weather yesterday and today..I went plant shopping too with Caroline..mine were mostly done..but I did pick up some cleomes and zinnias..salvia..a fern too:)..I usually get 2 for the porch but when I was ready..there were none..so I bought Scaveolas..for the porch..got some bacopas..cosmos..a bunch of stuff..

    Helped her plant yesterday..
    Your new glasses look great..you look happy..
    My windows have spots too..the cameras pick up everything..
    Cute birdhouse;)
    Here's to our gardens!

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    1. Hi Monique.....
      We seem to enjoy the same kind of annuals....what a surprise!
      I love my new glasses....♥️
      Cheers to our gardens!
      I want to see more of yours.......

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  3. Wonderful snippets, especially the birdhouse and the photo of you. Love the new glasses and glad that your foot fetish is still around. Bugle weed, native mulleins, hmmm, your horticultural knowledge is very impressive! Have a good week...

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    1. You like my glasses? Good! Me too! Hahaha!
      I have many hidden talents Hester.....stay tuned!
      You have a good week too!
      Gonna be a cool one.....

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  4. All look beautiful Linda!
    Love your glasses you look beauty!
    Hugs

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    1. Why thanks Gloria my dear!
      How are you?

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    2. I was sick dear but Im better.
      all of us are with flu:(
      Hugs!

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  5. Butterscotch us my favorite, especially if it's pudding.
    :0)

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    1. Pudding...sauce....ice cream.....love it all!

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  6. Goodness, you know the names of every plant and weed. I am impressed. I don't think we have the bugle here but I do like it.It seems like every time I head to the stores I come home with more plants. It's a bit addictive. We have cooler weather tonight and expecting only +16 tomorrow. That's May for ya. So, is this your first post with no mention of food? ha! Oh,yes...butterscotch.:) Love the glasses. Hugs, Deb

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    1. Weed? Never call a Native plant a weed! Hahaha!
      Buying perennials is VERY addictive...thank goodness I have no more room!
      Yum....butterscotch....a match made in heaven!

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  7. Love your new glasses! You fabulous, dahlink!

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    1. Why thank you dahlink!! hahaha!

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  8. Love your flowers-I have bugle weed spreading in the grass. Great idea to move it elsewhere. And the daffs you cut for indoors---wow!

    I love your glasses, very stylish. And I love your hair-how great it would be to get up, shower and go. I'm always in a rut with everything it seems.

    I tried cleome last year and I think I under-watered it. Ha! Cosmos always do well here, they are hardy.

    Terrible weather here now...very cold and I'm praying I don't lose flowers, planted or not (yet). The day after tomorrow is back up to 70. Strange.

    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane...
      Actually that hairdo was pre shower!! Sometimes I can get away with it...other mornings it is sticking every which way!!
      So glad you like my glasses...they were a big change from my previous prescription!!
      I can see!!
      Cooler here again today...geesh!!

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  9. Neato on the glasses and love the feet.

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  10. Looking good! Welcome to the club!!

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    1. Ha! Yes...the stylish eyeglass club!
      Enjoy your day, Linda!

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  11. Thank you,thank you ,thank you! I can now call my "Triffids" by their correct name Native Mulleins!
    Butterscotch...too cute!
    Jane x

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    1. Glad to be of service, Jane!
      yummy butterscotch!!

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  12. It looks like some red flowers in the back of your car... but maybe they are dark pink. I'm not such a huge fan of red flowers either, although I won't turn my nose up at a dozen red roses... ha! Down to -2C here last night. Had to put the heat back on. But I prefer it to the heat and humidity of summer. Two sets of feet - fun!

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    1. Oh...those are my dragon wing begonias....kind of a rosey red I guess! You got me!

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  13. Oooh, I love a trip to the nursery. But I've so many things to plant out now I haven't the room to stash another pot!
    Glasses are seriously cool...

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    1. Your garden is so delightful, Jessica!
      So...you like the glasses?
      Good!

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  14. Oh dear . . . I missed this one last night . . . but here now to have my knuckles rapped . . . lol
    Love the happy face ~ I thought you'd won the lottery . . .
    And your photos are great . . . they capture a wide variety of things from ferns to flip flops to flowers . . . :)

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    1. Consider yourself rapped!
      The 3 f's..my favorites!
      Thanks for coming by!

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  15. Cool glasses, I'm just in the process of getting measured for cataract surgery, so hopefully no glasses for me afterwards. That darn bugle weed pops up everywhere doesn't it, the best part of it in the wanna be grass is that it gets mowed down after blooming and still keeps coming back. Love the ferns, have some at the front of my house and I managed to get a flat of white impatiens from my tipsy pots this year. Haven't planted them yet as it is still a bit too cool overnight.

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    1. Good news Linda! And, good luck!

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  16. Oh my, I am so far behind in reading your posts Linda. I enjoyed all the great photos from the cottage. It looks so nice there all the time. I love your new glasses and will know who to look for on June 1st!! :)

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    1. Not too far behind Pam....and you have been busy!
      Yes...you will recognize me! Hahaha!

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  17. Love your Ostrich Ferns . . . I have them too. In fact I am loading up one area of my gardens with them . . . A neighbor has beautiful Ostrich Fern and she is sharing . . .

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    1. Oh....I love gardeners who share......yay!

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  18. LOL!! i LOVE your new glasses! very glam cc girl. now if you could just get rid of your nasty green tinged thumb. sigh.

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