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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The current state of my gardens!

What do you get when you cross one of these....
With one of these.....?Well.....take a look!
What you get is one MAD mom!
This nice little mess used to be a tea cup on a post. It matched the tea pot bird bath. I bet you also know that "NO ONE" knows how it happened! lol Good thing they are cute...and that I know how to make a new one.
It has finally melted off a little here....BUT it is NOT pretty in my garden right now. It looks like a war zone to say the least.

Dead-Ugly and full of garbage, dog poop and toys from the winter.
One of us has ants in his pants to get the boat out of the storage area of the yard....(didn't anyone tell him that there is still ice on the lakes?)
Once we get the truck and the boat out into the parking pad....the kid's trampoline will be set up here...the hockey net and all the awful pucks etc will be back here...and the basketball net too!

Say hi Busy!!!!!!

Green grass? What green grass!!!!! Come on Spring......Spring already!!!!

Makes me wonder if I was ever here....or if it was just a

Maybe there is some hope after all!!!! My lilac has buds! woo hoo!!!!

Guess where I am going next?

Yep! one shot of the greenhouse.....more to come next time! This is the only indication that spring is on it's way to Alberta!
Now do you all see why I am so envious of your gardens right now?


Dirt Princess said...

Aww Tootsie! I am so sorry your tea pot got broke. I loved the tea pot! Your garden will be green before you know it!

"Blossom" said...

Toots, that was the cute....iest
little tea pot too. My grass is green but that's about all, some of the bushes are turning green but I don't have any flowers out yet. It's been cold her too. Warm this week-end with 80 degree weather. I am going to send it your way my friend. Yeah, these men get more anxious this us when it comes to their toys. Have a great week-end. You could ship all those beautiful plants to me and then come dowm and help me plant them all in my yard; like a little vacataion for you. Ha ha.

Jill said...

Your yard looks so different from the winter. I can't wait until you plant all the flowers!
HI BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Salmagundi said...

Your outside looks like mine!!! Not much going on - certainly no green grass. My lilacs have a few buds, too. Guess we'll just have to envy all of those southern gardeners. Have a good weekend. Sally

Mary | Deep South Dish said...

I have plenty of 'green' but not much color yet. I really need to get some spring perennials down next fall - I always forget!! Most of my stuff comes out in very late spring to early summer. I love the annuals, but they are too much work for me.

It's really amazing how you transform all of that, and look at all those beautiful plants in the greenhouse. Looks like a lot of work ahead but you have everything you need! You have just about convinced me that I need a greenhouse!

Sorry about the teapot - that 'No One' person sure gets around don't they? They used to be be over at my house a lot!

Can't wait to see the transformation!

Tamara Jansen said...

oh no, Tootsie.....didn't you just get 6" of snow yesterday? All my semi trucks to Calgary and Lethbridge have been put on hold for now! It will happen soon. I promise.

Tootsie said...

no Tamara....but it is snowing here right now!!!! DARNED Weather!
These photos were taken 2 days ago!
the whiteness is not something I am happy to see right this moment!

Helen said...

Never fear ..... it's coming up your way because it's made it as far as me .... SPRING!

Sassy said...

I am so sorry about your busted little pretty....but can I say I WAS SO GLAD TO SEE YOU COMMENT ON MY BLOG yesterday...I thought you had fallen in a frozen lake up there and was gone forever...JK...I missed you though! Seeing your yard tells me you are human and that it's okay for mine to get dark over winter as well...although we hit 102 this week, not happy with that!!!! You are give me hope and I so Love Love Love your posts! Hellooooooooooooo there Busy!!! You are a cutie! I 've given you an award on my blog...because you are awesome!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Yes, I remember all those times when THINGS JUST HAPPENED...HA!!! Now that they are grown when things arise, they will fess up...maybe one day you will know what happened to that tea cup. HA!!! Wish we could grown lilacs here..just too hot climate. Soon your summer will be there.

Tracy said...

Oh Tootsie I am sorry for the will not be long. Man, I have got to get me a greenhouse. I've been wanting one so long. I might be dangerous if I get one tho. LOL I'll plant everything I can get my hands on!
Sorry about the tea pot.

Unknown said...

Well down here in the sunny South in TN, you know Elvis, Dolly, Justin etc, it finally warmed up today to 87 degrees and clear blue skies with a breeze. Everything has turned green practically overnight. I was beginning to wonder if we would ever see spring. I hope it will be warm and green any day for you too Tootsie.
Happy Twirls

Justine said...

Holy crap, if I didn't know better I would swear that's not even your yard!!!!!!

But, your greenhouse looks pretty green, so I know there's hope!

Justine :o )

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Kids can't let them out of the kidding. I know you will be so glad when spring gets there. We had spring, now summer, it is looking good here but give it a month and everything will be dying for water and from the heat.
You green house looks great, can't wait to see your yard in a month or 2.

imjacobsmom said...

I know what you mean by the yard looking like a war zone. I tried to take some pix and it was darn ugly! Too bad about your little teacup, though. But your greenhouse looks great! ~ Robyn

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, Tootsie! I am sorry about the teapot! I know you'll have it replaved within no time. Things are really slow around here, too!! The grass is starting.. to turn green. And the plants are trying to force their way out of the ground. The trees and bushes are beginning.. to bloom. Hey, we aren't in the south. We'll get our turns. It has been fun watching them post beautiful gardens and yards. But, I an green with envy right now, too!! We have to stick together sis!! You make me smile. I'll make you smile. That's what friends are for. I have missed you!
Hugs, Terrie

Lisa (aka) French said...

I am a bad blogger and a bad friend I haven't checked in on you lately and for that I apologize things have just gotten crazy and something had to give and it was blogging!! But YOU little stinker because of your beautiful gardens I actually got the bug to plant my first couple of buds and lo and behold they are starting to sprout!! So needless to say I screamed like a sissy girl when I saw them...who knew I would acutally get in the garden and get dirty! Hugs and hope all is well with you and yours;) French xoxo

Unknown said...

Tootsie I'm really sorry you're teapot got broken and you had to be a mad Mom. Never fear your spring is coming. I was feeling the same way - still do a bit cause I'm up high and about 2 weeks behind everyone else. Anyway I'm finally getting some and I feel very confident you will too - sorry it's snowing again dang! That doesn't help ya think positive does it?
Glad you're back - I was happy to see ya stopped by.

onlymehere said...

You're not that far behind us. We just barely started to green up but now they're saying snow over the weekends again. Let's hope it's just in the mountains and not on the valley floor where I live! I too am envious of our buddies down south who are enjoying flowers and springtime!! Spring will come again to us, I know it will or I'll lose my mind soon! LOL!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Hang in there Tootsie...won't be long now! It fun seeing this "Before" 'cause I know how gorgeous the "After" is gonna be! :-) Susan

Life on the Edge said...

Oh dear, so sad to see the teapot shattered! I would be so tempted to cut the handle off the hockey stick, paint it, and use it to hold up your next cup! You could use the hockey puck as a base, lol. Just kidding of course, but as a mom of boys, I sure do sympathize.

Its still cold here in Ohio, at least until tomorrow, and only the daffodils and crocuses are out so far, well plus grape hyacinth and dandelions. It won't be long until your yard is gorgeous soon.


Julie said...

WOW! It is shcking what that winter weather does to a place up there!!! Seriously. It is beyond my wildest imagination!
Looks like the greenhouse is chock full of greeness...ready to move out into place to become a new showstopper! It should be really fun real soon now!!!

Best wishes, Tootsie!

Anonymous said...

I am envious of your greenhouse full of all those wonderful plants!!!! We are just beginning to see a little spring but nothing fantastic and we are due more snow this next week also!! I am going to a flower show tomorrow and hope to find some goodies!

So sorry about the little teapot-


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My yard is a disaster and I don't have the excuse of Winter to blame it on. I am hanging my head in shame right now. Tomorrow I HAVE to get going or I am going to be facing heat once again.
I have NO doubt we will be in aw of your yard...and soon! :)
I can't wait to see it...

Jessica said...

Hi gorgeous~

Spring will soon come to your neck of the woods and then you will put us all to I bow down to the Queen ( where is your crown? ) of Gardening~

Big hugs from me, the Genius & Mister :) Love you!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh, but I am so envious of your wonderful green house! Look at all of that beauty in there, and just ignore the outside for a little while longer! Oh, I bet you were upset about your tea pot! (and isn't it amazing how "they" never know how that happened). Cute post. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

Stupid hockey puck...sorry about the tea cup...and I know you're jealous of other peoples gardens in the warm climates...but I'm SUPER JEALOUS of your gorgeous green house. It looks so awesome all stocked up and ready for planting!

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Wow what a lot of wonderful plants growing in your greenhouse! My yard looks the same in the winter as everything I have dies and I can't wait for the green to start growing again in the Spring. You put a lot of love and work into your garden and it shows! I love your flowers!!!!
CiNdEeS' GaRdEn