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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

UPDATE ON MY SEEDLINGS & FLOOD DAMAGE IN THE YARD

I think it's high time to show you some progress on my seedlings.



Here is my Morning Glory growing along with the ginger indoors. This was my first blossom and as of today, I have had three blossoms. There are a lots of buds on the plant. It wants to twist around the ginger leaves but every day, I just make the tendrils climb on itself.



There are more shoots coming out from the ginger plant.




My seedlings have grown and I've been putting them outdoors to harden.


I 've been digging sod with lots of weeds at the end of the garden and I have amended the soil and planted 8 blueberry bushes.

I have three double rows of assorted peas, three rows of assorted onions, some spinach and kale planted. Everything is starting to grow. Today I planted two rows of Cylendra beets. I like them because they are long beets and are great for slicing.

I'm still cleaning up from the flood damage on my lawn and gardens. I'll spare you from showing flood pictures but instead, I have included a mini sample of the damage that I have to deal with.



The Daylily flowerbed has been cleaned but I haven't replaced the soil yet.  I didn't lose as much topsoil as last year because I didn't clean the dead debris last fall.


Branches I picked up from the back lawn. They will be cut for kindling.



The path to the back garden behind the hedge. There is mud everywhere.




Everything is toppled and covered with mud in the garden shed.


My swing seats move from the gazebo to the back flower garden by the hedge. I wanted to move them up before the flood but my husband thought that the flood would not be as bad as last year, but it was. I was disappointed. My tulips were buried under mud and debris.



I have cleaned a lot but haven't taken pictures yet. I'm just doing what I can and the rest. I have pruned two of my rose bushes, weeded and removed all the bricks and replaced the landscape fabrics under the bricks and added some mulch. There are two of them but I'm only showing one bed.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry for waiting so long before posting. I wish you all a great weekend. I hope you'll enjoy doing whatever you choose to do. For us, it a long weekend. Victoria Day.
Hugs, Julia


Monday, April 15, 2019

TIME FOR SMALL BEGINNINGS

I've been busy enjoying my retirements and not physically exerting myself too much. I planted seeds and I wanted to document how they are doing. I always plant more than I need because they are so small until they grow and then I have too many. lol... I do that every year. I didn't plant tomato seeds this year because we were over-run by tomatoes last year... I may buy a few plant varieties from the grower for my own vegetable garden to have some handy.



I had some old Morning Glories seeds that I wanted to see if they were still good and I planted them in the same pot with the ginger roots, along with some other old seeds. The Morning Glory and the carrots grew but nothing else came up. I pulled out the carrots as they were spindly. As you can see the ginger and the Morning Glory are doing very well.


I bought a sweet basil plant at our local nursery to speed up my basil crop


I took cuttings of the basil plant and rooted them in water in a sunny window.



Here they are at different stages of rooting and to my surprise, the tiniest cutting had more roots.


Here they are potted. I planted some Sweet Basil seeds also just because I love pesto so much.


Here is the progress of my Geraniums.


And Bada Boon begonias that are just emerging.


some Impatient seedlings




Gypsy Broccoli sprouts,



These are Brussel sprouts, I also planted cauliflower seeds and some other seeds but no photos yet because my camera battery died.



If you remember last fall, my sewing machine broke and I inquired about getting it fixed. I found a lady who would look at it but she charges $99.00 to have a look at it. To have it repaired she would have to send it away and it would cost more.  So I bought a new one at Canadian Tire on sale for probably less than it would have cost me to get the other one fixed.  It's just a basic sewing machine since I don't sew much.


Our snow is almost all gone and I've been cleaning some of my flowerbeds but I took Sunday off as a day of rest even though it was nice and sunny. Today is wet and cool.

I wish you all a HAPPY EASTER and some good weather.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, it is much appreciated.
Hugs, Julia