Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I have been too cheap to purchase large ornate containers
(maybe next year I will splurge), so I used what I had.
On some blog I read a few weeks ago, a gardener
used wicker baskets for her containers.
They were weathered, but still functional.
I found this one at a garage sale and it even had a plastic liner.
And it was for free.
Bonus when you are experimenting!
We were also thrilled when we found these
'baby' Western Red Cedars for $2.00 each.
We have them planted along the edge of our property and
are always looking to fill in a few more spots.
As soon as they are established, they shoot to the sky!
Later in the evening
... you can't see them yet ...
but my pea plants are growing!
Lettuce seeds from last year took root this year
and I have a bunch of lettuce seedlings to transplant
to another bed.
Last night Hubby worked hard and put in a water line
to the INSIDE of my green house!
How lucky of me to have married him for his
rugged good looks, and he turned out to be quite the handy man.
to the raised bed garden!
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Later I will post pictures of my bedding plants
and vegetables as they flourish.
How is your garden growing?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
You might recognize this beautiful building from
a few different movies
as Fort Langley and the lower mainland
of Beautiful British Columbia
has played back drop to many films
Wendel's is another hot spot to visit ...
Although it houses a captivating bookstore ...
Wendel's has a cute cafe that is always bustling with activity
~ A must- go destination ~
So we went for coffee to warm up!
Directly across the street from Wendel's is
the old Fort Langley train stop
As we were taking pictures and sipping our coffee's
the Canadian Pacific Railroad train zips by.
I hardly had a chance to grab this blurred shot
as it zoooooomed by
And finally this is a close up of the old abandoned tracks.
I wonder what tales they can tell?
Monday, May 18, 2009
and although not sun shiny as we would have liked it,
This Mighty Mac Chipper was a present to me
for my birthday many years ago.
One of the best things I have ever received.
All the branches, all the leaves, all the brambles and pine cones ...
Chipped into glorious mulch for my flower beds or compost.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Never one to pass up a deal, we venture out back to find the
I knew the potential was there
Under the icky soggy bottom bathroom chair seat
Remove that disgusting blue entity ...
And yes, pop in a pretty basket of pink geraniums ...
And there you have it ...
Someday remove the hanging thingies, and spray paint the chair,
but all in all, a star is born!
What sayeth thou?
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
And the best deals by far were the DVDs and VHSs we found
This stack came to a grand total of $4.75
Our family LOVES those A&E performances
And I about peed my pants when she said 50 cents for the whole set.
Today was an extraordinary day!