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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

CAUTION!!!! THIS GARDEN DOES CONTAIN WEEDS!!!!

In light of the worst storm in years that threatened my gardens the other day, I ran outside and took some photos of my garden (just in case). As it turned out...I was lucky...most of the east side of the city was trampled by large hail. Fortunately I live on the north side!

WARNING!!!!! IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY WEEDS....TURN AWAY NOW!!!

I have not had the time to do any gardening other than watering for about 6 weeks now. I am ashamed to say that this is my garden in the back yard. Can you believe that the front is even more filled with the unwanted than the back? I thought I would show these...so that you can all see that even imperfect can look okay...but I am still not happy! lol I am so grateful to my self for the habit of planting thickly...or the weeds would be even more bountiful!

That said....here is a tour of the back yard of a small garden in Central Alberta Canada. A garden known to many as Tootsie's Garden!

The first thing you see when you enter from the back alley gate!
My first view when I open the back door! same bed if I was coming out of the greenhouse.



Mrs.Ben....can you see your flower tower? This looks amazing in the evening when the light from the garage makes the flowers glow.

My Son's bedroom window looks out over this bed.

And to think I was worried that I wouldn't have enough of these big pots! I ended up weed whacking them back as they are so huge this year! These big pots are at least 4 feet across...if not bigger now.



try not to look at the stone patio I have started here....it is not finished yet...and is the topic of a future post.

stop peeking at the stones! lol

another view of the giant flower pots we planted!

my flower bench. can you see the holly I have growing?

There are some of our pots we planted together!

the back line

you are familiar with this one

Oh the weeds are so obvious!



my shade beds


On the kid's tree house

this leads to behind the greenhouse


how did I end up with another of this one?

more flower tower!

the west side...where the storm is coming from. (well at least you can't see it in this shot) But it is there!

Normally, I would make sure the conditions are right, the grass is mowed, the sidewalks cleaned, and the weeds contained....but there was no time. I also thought it was a good way to show that even someone that loves her garden the way I do, can let things slack a little. So...don't be hard on yourself if you have a few weeds and things need dead heading....it's still all good!

I do plan to do a post of that when I get all these things done...but if that storm would have hit us....my garden would have been destroyed. I am so grateful that God spared me. I guess he must have decided that he has tested me enough this summer for a little while!

Until next time!