Canada Garden: 01/13

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Five!

It's our Betsy girl's 5th birthday!  
We love you so so much, sweetie--past heaven!

 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January Pink Project

My first burlap rose, which turned out pretty good.  It needs a few pink petals added in with it though.  Something to soften and pink it up a bit. . .
It's a beautiful Saturday out there.  V and I are going shopping in a little bit--Hobby Lobby and maybe Jo-Ann Fabrics, where mama says they might have some really nice burlap. . .
One of these days we'll have real  iris and sweet pea blooms in the garden.  In the meantime, this is the January Pink Project.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sneak Peek

The other day, during that bee-u-ti-ful near-60 degree weather, I found this little shoot of pansy climbing its way out of the compost pile.  Back in November, we buried a pot of daffodil bulbs with pansies  into the compost pile.  I did sneek a little peek under the leaves to find those pansies in great shape.   Note to self:  next year, more pots in the compost pile:)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Is It Spring Yet?


No, these weren't grown in my garden.  But I just had to stage them as if they might have :)
The chicks?  Now those were growing in the garden til just a day or so ago.  This arrangement went to work for my boss while three of us go to Alton for training. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Yesterday and Today

This was yesterday:
After just a couple of 50 degree days, 
 heirloom daffodils  ready for action. 
Feverfew, with some creeping charlie that knows no boundaries.
Hellebore buds.
And hyacinth.  Now tell me, 
do you suppose that hole was caused by a slug? 

Well, anyway. . . that was yesterday.  
And this is today:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

No Complaining Rule

100% chance of rain today and tonight.   
Thank You for January rain.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Kitchen News & Thank You's


I have the best mom in the world.   This blog began as a way to send her pictures from the garden, but it's grown into a letter for a whole bunch of people that I love and some I don't even know.  Thanks for stopping by to visit. Here's a little e-mail exchange we had recently:  



Sometime before Christmas
To:  Kynda
From:  Mama
Hi honey. . . put some $ in the BK account and some to pay on your cook-top.  I want to own at least a part of one burner so Mark can make me chili on it.  I love you all Christmas and every day.

Sometime after the New Year:
To  Mama
From  Kynda
I cashed your check this morning, so your burner is all paid for :) thank you so much!

I love you mama--past heaven!

So the kitchen is changing again.  New cooktop and new PaInT :)  Mark, also known as TBHITWWW, has painted the cabinets for me. . . again.  And I don't think he's ever said ".  . and this is the last time . . . "  I told you he's the best :)

I am blessed.  Thank you, thank you to the universe and its Creator.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Orchid 2013

This is what can happen if I go downstairs to clean up my space.  I might find an orchid determined  to bloom despite my neglect.  And I might find a little better container than the crappy plastic thing it came in, along with some leftover wire and  ribbon.  I need to go down there more often!  I hope it will like its new home in my office at work . . .