Wednesday, 1 June 2016

~~*Hello There June*~~









Can you all believe that it is JUNE already?
Seems like yesterday,that it was far off...
My garden at home here, is blooming gorgeous!
Yesterday, I noticed the first of the Summer Anemones...
Love this wee perennial...
And it is spreading like crazy, which is just fine with me!
It dies away after it is done...to make way for the Daisies and Black Eyed Susans...

Now...

Let's talk Peonies!
My white ones surprised me this morning...I think the blooms are usually later in June...perhaps a couple of weeks from now...but I guess that heat wave brought them to bloom sooner...I have 2 other bushes...one is a pale PINK and the other is a darker richer PINK...no matter the colour...they are one of my favourite summer blooms...all 3 bushes are from my Mom's garden,so that makes them even more special...♥️ The PINKS are not showing signs of opening up yet...so...I will be in bouquets for a few weeks!!

The Anemones are a delicate palest of YELLOW...almost white, but not quite...
I am thinking of cutting a few of them, and make a nice posey...
But...they seem to have a lot of little black bugs on them...I looked it up...and...guess what they are called..."little black bugs!" hahaha! 
Anyway...hope you enjoy my Peony pics...lots more blossoms to come!

 
Not having Miss V for today...we will be picking her up tomorrow, and we will have her for 4 sleepovers!!! Her Mom is taking a few days and going to Boston with a friend...they will be seeing 2 Blue Jays baseball games while there! Her friend is Boston fan, and my daughter...of course...a Blue Jays fan...a much needed break for her...for sure!!

So...4 sleepovers...I am tired already!!

I think we will go to the cottage...not sure if she will manage 2 nights there...
We have a bit more to keep her busy here...but...you never know!

My gardening buddy was very busy here last week..
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She had to water her wee garden...we added some YELLOW snapdragons...some hot PINK sunshine impatience...some PINK dianthus...and a few perennials to her pots...she cleaned the bird bath for me...filled it up...watered everything...we got her PUMPKINS planted and her SUNFLOWERS are doing great in a pot in the back yard...I think we will take the rest of the seeds to the cottage, and get them planted out there...

She also found a few more SNAILS...this time, they had real SNAILS in them...she watched them for a long time..."They are out of their shells Nana!" 






You may remember that chair I found...I have not done anything with it as of yet...{probably won't either}...but I did mange to put it at the front of the house...

She loves to sit there...so...

I think it is perfect ♥️



















Hope you are all doing well...and enjoyed and survived the heat wave!! Today is a perfectly beautiful day...breezy...sunshine...low 20's c ...lovely!!

Thanks for hanging on for the long post...

Not sure if I will get back here for a few days...except this evening I will be answering comments...of course...but...after that...I will be devoting my time to Miss V...and making sure that she doesn't miss her Mom too too much...this will be the longest they have been apart in nearly 4 years! I have to admit...I hope I can do it! Fingers crossed for me...I AM OLD!!! hahaha!

Take care...enjoy your day...evening...week...weekend etc...

                             Cheers!  :o)

                                linda ♥️
 

42 comments:

  1. Aw...the beautiful peony. I love the, too. My mom always grew them and there is one plant on this property. I rally should plant more. Love that photo of Miss V in the chair. She is going to be a great gardener which will be wonderful for her. I'm sure you will do fine, I mean Miss V will do fine lol, as you have a way with keeping her busy. Enjoy!

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    1. Yes you should! They are beautiful...if only for a few weeks....
      I sure hope so...she is pretty excited about the cottage!

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  2. Yes high five to June . . . . and bring on the better weather . .

    Well I've know a few Susans in my time but never a black eyed one . . haha
    Love those beautiful white blooms.

    You should be rightly proud of your little helper. They do want to help don't they? Peter loves to.
    With a nanna like you she is bound to be ok and I thing you can muster up the stamina.

    It is half term this week so I am having a break from child minding duties and swapping them for building fences, digging hedges and all manner of activity clearly designed to keep Eddie out of trouble . . . haha
    Have a good evening . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      We are so lucky to have these wee people in our lives....who knew?
      I do think I'll be ok...just don't want her to miss her Mom...
      Good thing they are keeping you busy....yes....keeps you out of trouble....for sure!
      Enjoy your evening...
      We are going out for dinner! YAY!

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    2. Yes we are indeed.
      Hope the visit went well and I am sure little Miss V was ok.
      lol . . . I may be busy but that does not necessarily keep me out of trouble . . . haha
      Speak soon and have a lovely day . . . I am bus driving and on lunch break . . love doing that job . . :)

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    3. it was a whirlwind!
      Enjoy your day Eddie...

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  3. I'm drooling over your Peonies!!! Good luck with the sleepovers. I bet she will do just fine. If she starts to get sad, distract her with a project or maybe make some cookies. Enjoy her!

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    1. They are gorgeous!
      I think she will too, Laurie...
      I picked up a pack of cookies to bake! They are "Frozen" themed...she will be thrilled!
      I will enjoy her....for sure!

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  4. You will be surprised at how happy she will be..;)Children are resilient and adapt w/ distractions and love..

    June is gorgeous and so are your pics!That snail..♥

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    1. I hope so...she is always good with us...yes...the snail!!

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  5. Miss V is in a happy home surrounded by people she knows love her. Four days will go by fast.

    Little black bugs. Very scientific!

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    1. I guess you are right...I just get worked up about things...I'll be fine!!

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  6. What gorgeous flowers. Your camera work is fantastic. Loving that last picture of Miss V. How precious. Found my camera, and back to blogging. Yeah.

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    1. Thanks Wanda....it is easy when the flowers are so beautiful...and my granddaughter is so fabulous♥️
      Glad you found your camera...get busy! Hahaha!

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  7. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and Miss V. We had Number 7 for the evening without Mom or Dad and he did great. No crying even when I put him to bed.
    I love your blooms. I'm still hoping for flowers here this summer.

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    1. Thanks Martha....
      Don't you have perennials? Of course you do.....and....you have chickens!

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    2. I have a few perennials, but a lot of them pulled a no-show last year.
      My green-thumbed gardeners moved out, and now I'm hoping the one boy who will remain has a good green thumb and will help me out. Or... maybe I'll head out to the flower store tomorrow.

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    3. Oh yes...the flower store...one of my favorite places...tee hee hee!
      Have a nice day Martha!!

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  8. Happy June, Linda! I think everything will go fine. She LOVES being with you :)

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    1. Happy June to you Martha...:o)

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  9. There is so much to love about peonies! Beautiful pictures, Linda. Mine are still just buds, but soon I will be able to sink my nose into them. One of the smells of summer! Enjoy your time with Miss V. She seems like such as easy going little girl. -Jenn

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    1. yes she is Jenn...I think everything will be perfect...enjoy your day!!

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  10. I won't expect a speedy reply comment, have fun and I'm sure that Miss V. will be so happy all weekend. Nice that her Mom is getting some time away. Love the peonies photos. Ours are not quite opened yet, but our irises and lillies are lovely. And I love the photo of Miss V. in the chair. Gosh, she's looking so grown up. Enjoy...

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    1. Just taking a break! We have had a lovely tea party...she is watching kinder egg openings on my computer...does your New York grandaughter watch those?
      No Lilies here yet....don't you just love the Iris?
      Anxious to see what's blooming at the lake...hopefully not all dried out down there!
      We are going in the am....told Miss V we are on vacation! ♥️
      Enjoy your weekend!

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    2. Yes, I've noticed that the little New Yorkers watch all kinds of fun stuff. And they're so at home with technology, as I'm sure Miss V. is! Have fun...

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  11. Oh I love peonies so much. We used to have them just outside our backdoor in Montreal. Luscious.
    Four days - wow. Good luck, Nana. You will have a blast. And then YOU will collapse for four days! :-)

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    1. Uh...excuse me...hahaha!
      I am ready to collapse right now!!

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    2. Hello Blue, Hello Suzie, Hello Linda . . . lol
      Oh don't collapse please Linda ~ we'll have to put you back together again . . . lol
      Have a lovely day. The sun shines on the righteous here ~ absolutely lovely . . . :)

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    3. Beauty day here too...still a threat of thunderstorms, but breezy and not as humid!

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  12. Linda, those peonies are absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had some here. I really need to buy a plant or two of them. I hope you have a great time with Miss V while her mom is away and that she doesn't get too lonely for her. And I hope you have extra energy to entertain for 4 days and nights! You'll need a vacation after the weekend. Haha. Enjoy!! xx Pam

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    1. We made it...well...almost...one more night! PHEW!!

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  13. I love Peonies. I think they love me too.

    It's Friday...
    Such a fun day! ;)

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    1. Hi Blue...
      You love Peonies? me too!!

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  14. Smiled at the picture of Miss V sitting in that chair, feet dangling ... all too soon they will be reaching the ground. ENJOY her while you can ... time passes so quickly. LOVE the peony pictures ... must try those in my garden ... their scent is wonderful! Linda

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  15. I have 3 peonies, one bloomed and is finished already, the other two are still in bud. I think we have the same white one with the pink/red edging. Love your photos of them. You are a great grandma to help Miss V plant her own garden. Maybe one at the cottage too will keep her occupied. That is a beauty of a wicker chair, and I would leave it just as it is with that beautiful colour (maybe a fun little cushion for the tush!). You both will enjoy the extra time together, as long as you get a nice afternoon nap you'll both do fine ;) ha ha!
    Enjoy!
    Wendy

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    1. Same here Wendy...2 more bushes to go...A few more white ones blooming when I got home...will cut them tomorrow! We planted some sunflowers on the weekend...it got a great rain overnight...
      I think I will leave it! I am lazy! I have some outdoor fabric in my stash...will check that out!
      No naps!!!!

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