Cray-z for Crocus

For the last few years I have been on a bit of a mission. A mission to make the last few weeks of winter a happy one. The faithful crocus is something to count on, snow or shine the crocus appears! So what have I been doing? Planting them all over the yard in groupings, adding to…

Them squirrels 

Squirrels.  I don’t like ’em right now.  That spring garden I planted two weeks ago… It became high nutrient sprouts for a rather innocent looking rascal. If this has happened before and somehow I think it has, I clearly blocked it out instead of learning from my mistakes.  One by one, each seed dug up…

‘THE’ 100% Spring Garden

Somehow I have accidentally gotten afternoon drunk. Or afternoon tipsy, or afternoon fruity. (how ever you want to see it) (Chantilly French Cream is all occasion) I am so OVERWHELMED by the tasks that spring brings on — frosts on top of an already endless to do list.  Today I am not getting anywhere.  But…

Seasonal Planters

Out having some fun with my friend E the other day. We worked on creating some funky outdoor decor for our houses. It was a lovely day! This is only the second time I have attempted to do this.  All I can say is I will only get better over time. hah! Spray painting pinecones gold is…

Front Yard Make Over – After

It is quite possible that I have never been happier! Sidewalks, beautiful hydrangeas, grasses and hostas.  A garden that will be interesting and simple to care for. Best part of all – hiding those hideous septic tank lids! The view from inside the house. The drive way has been chipped and cleaned up with a tulip tree…

Stand up Straight

Another fun thing we did this summer, replacing the porch posts – well not me per say- Ben and his dad had the fun of this, all I did was paint. It’s nice to finally have these exploding brick pillars under control and out of there.  What a mess they caused.  The posts were also no longer…

Stuck on Porpoise

Still loving this colour. Sherwin Williams Porpoise 7047. There once was the debate on whether or not to paint the garage doors. And so it has been done. No regrets. I like it.  :)  

The Joy and Glamour of going Septic

Finally, after at least 3 years of discussion and what if’s …and what? …you can’t do it till when? We have finally replaced the 60 or 70 year old septic system with a new one.  Putting it in was far from pretty. But it is quite possibly the most exciting thing to ever happen at this…

I’m Back! (I think!)

I am not sure what has happened to blogging over the summer. The blog has died! Can it be revived?? I guess we have been busy, that is the only thing I can think of… Lots has changed around here that is for sure.  I am so happy with how everything is looking and I…

Take Away My Pruners

Sometimes not even the know-it-all internet knows all the answers. This spring I googled how to prune hydrangea bushes and found conflicting advice.   Advice 1: Cut them down to the ground because it’s the roots of the globe hydrangea that overwinter and you want strong thick stems to support the flower. Advice#2: Do not cut them…