And out popped a toad

on Sunday, May, 13 2018 @ 07:30:00 pm (81 words)
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I was working in the little valley today planting a few things before the coming rains.  As I was using the rake to make a hill to plant some sweet potatoes out popped a toad.  Scared the bejesus out of me.  It hopped a short distance and just sat there not moving.  I had to work around the toad as it didn't seem to mind me.  When the sun gets around it will be digging back into the cool moist soil.





A Stone Container

on Monday, May, 01 2017 @ 01:00:00 am (143 words)
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Stone Container
A Stone Container

I worked out in the gardens today, getting more of the flowers I purchased at the nursery planted.  I still have not started the veggie gardens.  The voles got into my ice plant and did considerable damage.  I decided to rebuild the stone container and fill it with fresh soil.  As anyone that has followed my blogs know, I like working with natural stone in my gardens.  It is a rustic look that some might not like; however, you can do the same with manufactured stone and brick.  Building the stone container is easy, just find stones that you can stack on top of each other.  If one stone is a bit unsteady, you can sometimes wedge a smaller stone in place to make it stable.  Once the container is built, fill with soil and then plant your favourite flowers.

Bedding Plants, Flowers

on Wednesday, April, 26 2017 @ 09:32:00 pm (102 words)
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Bedding Plants

My sisters and I went to a local plant nursery which offers some good prices on bedding plants.  I got all the plants you see on the table for just a bit over $14.00 USD.  There are red salvias, begonias, vincas, impatiens, zinnias, snapdragons, marigolds, and celosias.  The big box garden centres are way over priced; I would have paid three times that price if purchasing at one of the big box garden centres  I will probably add other things later.  Of course there are also perennials in the gardens; the above are just some of the annuals I add each year.