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Monday, May 18, 2015

Victoria Day - Garden time!

This was my front garden on Sat. morning. Mourning is a better word. My poor Weigelias at the front barely survived last winter - just like me! And to top it off, last winter was the first year  tented them - for protection! So, last week I gave them a good dousing of Miracle grow, and this weekend the nephew came over to help put my pation together (THANKS MARK!), so I had him tote a big bag of black earth and gave these poor babies some new dirt to live in.
We also moved the tower from the back yard to the front. Here's hoping these bushes recover this summer. Shall be babying them along! I moved the bird bath to the back - you know sometimes you just need a change! Those are decorative cement Mushrooms at the foot of the bath ...
My lavender from last year only half survived, so I lucked out and was able to purchase 2 small bunches to supplement last year's crop. Here's hoping it will be happier in its new location atop the bird bath, and produce some florets before the end of summer!
Last fall's garden work paid out and my White Irises are blooming! Last fall we (Mark and I, but mainly Mark) added some nice black earth and cedar chips. I guess this gave them the protection they needed.
My Caragana is in full bloom, and the bumble bees love it! While I sat and enjoyed the patio last night there were at least 5 buzzing around. What an extra bonus - I get a beautiful tree and the bees get much needed food.
Well, the wonders of the season never end, at last week's guild meeting I WON!!!! First I won a fat quarter - a rare, usually once a year event, then I won the door prize basket - an unheard of, never happened before event !! And indeed it was a basket, with a small cutting mat at the bottom, an "Elegant Quilts Country Charm" book, a charm pack, 4 fat quarters in matching solids, a tape measure, pack of flower head pins, a pair of snippers, a bobbin holder and a pack of Heat n Bond. Can't beat that eh!
And last but not least of all the good things happening so far this month - I have this week off work - yeah - it's sunny and warm - yeah, and it's the Quilt Festival in Ailsa Criag this week = Quilts of France! Whoopee !!
I finished off the May Flowers door hanging for mother - finding the perfect scrap of blue for the binding ...


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