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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sneak Peek?

This is the flower bed on my header photo!!!! Big difference....yea...it looks awful now...but hopefully by the middle of June things will be picking up a bit. (keep your fingers crossed!)
I have been a super busy Tootsie...
-pouring cement
-finishing my garden room I started last July
-almost done planting it all
-loads of pots done up
-watering
-feeding
-mothering three very busy (and dirty kids who made the ice cream man feel like the Pied Piper today)
-fixing up the tree house
-cleaning my greenhouse up for the summer so that I can put some houseplants back in there
-cooking
-cleaning
-recovering from a cat attacking me (and then a bird situation in the greenhouse)
Not even two weeks ago we had a foot of snow on the ground...and today it was 30C (almost 90F)!!!! go figure...Only in Alberta!

27 comments:

RainGardener said...

Whoa, I got tired just reading that! Hey you don't have time for a bug lady so get that thought out of your sweet little busy head right now! Me getting the bug that's different I don't have that long list to do - I just sit up here with that older man I live with in the woods taking pictures of critters playing (digging) in my flowers and watching the grass grow. hehehe
Hope ya don't have anything too serious (I'm kind of relapsing today) so you can keep getting those gardens ready to surprise us with - the sneak peek looks awsome so far. Thanks for stopping by - Linda

artis1111 said...

I am cutting lilies to take to the shop today. I was online last night looking at bulcs for the fall planting.hehe LOL Kathy

Darla said...

Whoa! I think it looks great, I love seeing the very beginnings of a garden. What is that planted in the front edge of your garden? You started all of this from seed? Sigh...I have gotta get better with seed. I do pretty good, not like you though. CRAP!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

OK, I conced, you are way busier than me, Girl how do you do it...just painting my bathroom is a 4 day ordeal...lol...
I can't wait to see your yard in mid June, but your's still looks 10 times better than mine right now. oh the shame of it I've gotten sooo lazy & fat in my old age.
Sighhhh, ok headed to check out your Sis.....haven't been in blogland much this week.
Molly

glimpse of my world said...

you go girl.. It is beautiful already.... don't forget to take a rest ever now and then.. I was tired after I read all you been up too! Take care! hugs!

Boosalis Bloggle said...

You are such an inspiration!!!

Blessings!!

CiNdEe said...

Wow you are a busy girl! The bed looks beautiful! I know it will all fill in and bloom like crazy soon!!!
90 degrees there? That is nuts!! I remember the snow a week ago or so! OMG that is totally crazy!!! LOL
I hope your sister keeps the plants alive!!!(-: Have a great weekend!!! I hope you have a minuet to relax!!!

imjacobsmom said...

I think your garden looks great. I love to see the new little plants as well as the full-grown. It's fun to watch their progress. You are the busiest Mom around. I worked about 50 hours this week and I haven't had much time to think - yet plant the flats that I brought home last weekend. So you know where I'll be this afternoon. I promise I'll chime in next friday. ~ Robyn

Dirt Princess said...

I think that your bed looks great!!! The edging looks great, you do a really good job on it. Have a great day! Be looking for Bilbo soon, there will be a post on him today

Justine said...

It's already looking good, Toots! I can't wait to watch it grow over the weeks.
Why are you pouring cement? what the hell are you doing now?

Justine :o )

onlymehere said...

You have certainly been a very, very busy Tootsie!! I'm amazed at all you accomplish! The flower bed will be beautiful as always! I still wish you could come and do mine.

Tamara Jansen said...

The garden is looking great but I am truly amazed at how quickly plants grow in alberta! Totally different in BC.

By the way, Junior was in Calgary, working in a few garden centers yesterday. Today he's in Edmonton. He is not liking the 30 degree or the very flat landscape :) We BC'rs are so lucky to have mountains. Can't do without mountains.

Domestic Designer said...

Whoa! You are one busy lady. I have had a week like that as well. I think once you start gardening and then add in all the "normal" things it becomes overwhelming. However, it is also so rewarding when those flowers bloom and the veggies start coming in. Have a great weekend!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

I can't believe you've got all this planted! I just finished yesterday and we haven't had cold weather now for months! We've had so much rain! We needed it though. I'm hoping to make you proud! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, I agree, I got tired just reading your busy days.Your beds will be gorgeous in no time.

artis1111 said...

Now you have to take a photo of the bed every week. That way we can see it grow. Kathy

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow big change from the snow on the ground!! I sure don't know how you manage to do all that you do! And I think even in it's baby stage your flower bed looks beautiful!!! But boy oh boy it's gonna be awesome in a month or so!

Pug1 said...

Your flower's look lovely! CHEERS! Michele

momstheword said...

Wow, snow? Goodness, girl!

I love the picture, because it's just so hopeful. It's the beginning and a teaser, because you already have an idea of what's coming! Like spring is for summer.

BTW, when do you sleep? You DO sleep, don't you?????

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow, what a difference! I'm loving your bike in the flower bed!

You made me VERY tired reading your list. You've been such a busy lady! So what's the story with the cat and the birds???

☺♥☺ Diane

momstheword said...

See, I was right to ask when you sleep wasn't I, lol!!!!

It will be fun to have you along and we'll get lots accomplished together, won't we?

Now go to bed (if you're not already) and have an awesome Sunday, my friend!

Calming Scents said...

this is stunning..absolutely stunning even while waiting for more growth. your talents are amazing and you should be very proud.

I love the clock, the bike, all of it.

Judi said...

Tootsie
Your header garden is off to a good start...now that you have such nice weather it'll be growing like crazy...with your green thumb and all.
It sounds like you have been busy...be sure to take some for yourself too.
I was with my mom by the lake today there was a festival and it was only 8C today..brrrrr and the wind was blowing and we were soooo froze!! I hope we get some of your weather. It had rained all the way from Monday to Saturday this week...at least it was sunny today.
have a nice evening
Judi

Jessica said...

Yeah~ Tootsie's been planting...woohoo! Right after I left a comment of FF~ my pc crashed. I just got it back so I've been MIA for 3 days.

Hope you are doing well!

♥ me.

P.S. I'm the lucky one. :)

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Oh my goodness, do you have time for sleep??? You have an awesome garden. You inspire me to do better. I planted some tomatoe plants...they grew tall, but all the tomatoes have rotten bottoms...I have tried for years, I think this year will do me in with tomatoes!!

"Blossom" said...

Tootsie I want to know how you cut those curves out in making your flower beds. I need a templet to do that!!!!!!!!lol your yard is awesome girl and green.

katfish said...

Hello Tootsie,
It's hard to believe you have as much of your garden in as you do, given the weather up there. I can see that it is a labor of love! A couple questions:
What month was your full bloom header picture taken?
What do you have planted between the pavers?
How long do the poured pavers last?
I just wanted to stop by and say hello! Hello! LOL
katfish