Sunday, 16 April 2017



 A few flowers that are in bloom on this Easter Sunday here in the Niagara Area in my garden. A rather nice day here 21 o C, full sun and a light breeze. Any way happy Easter all, and I hope you enjoy your day.























Friday, 14 April 2017


This is my Burbank Plum tree, It is a fantastic tree with the perfect Blooms in the spring, It should bloom with in a few days. The Plums are a large size with a reddish purple skin, ready usually in mid August.




Here are a series of pics from the back yard. To-day being Good Friday and actually a nice day. Warm, sunny. and a light breeze. Well worth a coffee in the garden this after-noon.





 Here is a pic of the Back yard to-day. Not much to see just yet but soon enough there will be.




Just a lovely reminder of Easter Week-end. Nothing more pretty than the yellows of these wonderful little plants.




 And here is the fish pond requiring a huge amount of work. That will be a day or more all by it self. The fish are all healthy and there are many new comers to the pond.



Wednesday, 12 April 2017


Just a look at my kitchen, this is one of those projects that has taken a couple of years to complete. The kitchen was gutted out and rebuilt. So here it 99% done, Rather proud and happy with my attempts with this. Starting to-marrow back to gardens and yard work. lovely stuff to do, this time of year it is all about removing 5 months of winter.



Friday, 7 April 2017


A few of my Cactus in the bay window in my Breakfast nook. I really enjoy the cactus, This pic was taken a couple of months ago when we had snow.



Wednesday, 5 April 2017



Starting to buy the bulbs for this summer season. Last year was a bit of bust do to the lack of rain.




So I have here some Gladiolus, I will be buying a couple hundred. This is only the beginning. Any way what I do is plant some every week until I run out of them, around 20 or so. This way I have Glads blooming over several weeks as well instead of just one show for a week or so. Also I do not need nearly as many supports for the long stems. Try it. It really is not a lot of work and the rewards are there



Just for fun a pic of my big Girl Asia enjoying a lovely warmish day on this the 5 of April, 2017


Monday, 3 April 2017


In bloom and looking awesome, The Crocuses are a lovely site in the spring after all that bland gray and white of Winter



Here is another one I thought that looked rather handsome.





The other reality is the spring clean up, that hard work that can be very rewarding after a few days of relentless chores. I have not started that part of the Spring Thing just yet but I am about to.




To-marrow I will post a few pics of the rest of the yard, and what needs to be done, none of it is pretty at the moment.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

A splash of colour in the gardens now. These little guys are closing up for the day all ready, We had rain for 3 days so I actually have not seen them in bloom yet. just at this stage after work. Looking forward to taking a pic with the Crocuses in full open bloom.



Going along the east side of the house, Tulips are well on their way and looking good, Also the Huffman's Bluebells are looking great. I transplanted a lot of it last fall.




Here again is a closer look at the Tulips, They should be in bloom in 4 weeks, all depends on the weather here actually, April can be cold and wet, or rather summer like, we never know




Saturday, 25 March 2017



Not promoting this company, It is as good as any though. I am posting this to say basically that it is spring here now and I am considering what to plant and where for this year. I spent thousands with out spending a dime so far.



Sunday, 19 March 2017


The beautiful Miss, Asia. She just turned nine last month, and she received her first hair cut of 2017. Maybe just a little early to get it done but she was a wreck. She needed a good cleaning up


This is the before look, taken a few hours before the top pic. She sure looks different with and with out the grooming. Personally I actually prefer her with hair on the longish side but it is so much work to keep it looking good