Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amaryllis Update

I’ve taken a couple of photos of the Amaryllis bloom opening. These blooms don’t get as tall outside as they would if they were inside. They will grow a lot taller and towards the light when they are inside in the winter. Since the Amaryllis comes from South Africa they tend to bloom in Late December or January. I guess this one decided that December came early.

                   Amaryllis in my garden copy 

                                      Garden Amaryllis

Monday, August 11, 2014

Had a Surprise Today

My goodness I had a surprise today when I went to water the garden and turn my compost. I didn’t think I would have any Amaryllis blooms this summer as it is getting late and the Amaryllis will be going for a sleep in late September. Most of the blooms will happen around Christmas or late January. I will take more photos as the blooms get fuller.

                              surprize Amaryllis bloom 

                       Todays surprize 2 painting copy

            I wonder if there will be anymore before September.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Short visit to Wabamun Lake

Yesterday my friend Russ and I went for a short ride (so I thought), to Wabamun Lake west of Edmonton. I really didn’t know where we were going. First we stopped to look at some old cars.

    IMG_0091  IMG_0092 

    Russ likes old cars, I was shocked at the prices that were posted.

    IMG_0093  IMG_0095 

    We then went on to Wabamun Lake. The day was kind of dreary with a little rain here and there (showers). It was about a 45 minute trip to the lake. It was a warm day, we had to put the Air conditioning on. When we got there we noticed that there were not very many boaters on the lake, so we got the cameras out and headed for the dock. There were a few Canada Geese grazing at the edge of the lake and a few boaters getting ready to head home. I think we were there for maybe half an hour and then we headed home ourselves. Here are a few photos of the lake.

    IMG_0097   IMG_0099 

    IMG_0100   IMG_0102

    IMG_0105   IMG_0109

    IMG_0110   IMG_0112

    IMG_0113

Then we went home. This little trip killed a few hours and got me out of the house. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Bye the way these were straight out of the camera.

Monday, July 28, 2014

My flowers in my little back yard

Hello everyone, I’m sure that you were wondering where I was all this time, well I was here. Between all the storms and the really hot weather we are having, I was working very slowly on my back yard. I have a few photos today for you to look at today.

   Gerbera Daisy   

   Gerbera Daisy copy

                            My Clematis

    My Ruhbarb

  I have a new Rhubarb plant that I planted in spring it has grown like crazy, I will harvest some of the stems for a pie in a few days ( Rhubarb & Cherry ).

My Clematis is doing very well, I believe it may be at least 25 years old or even older.

I also have another color of Gerbera Daisies but it is in between blooms right now.

All of my Amaryllis are outside this summer gaining some energy, But I really have to thin out the bunch, so if anyone in Edmonton wants a free Amaryllis plant then leave me a message  at  hhr52@shaw.ca     Only Edmonton and area residents need apply for free Amaryllis plants. If I can’t get ride of a lot of these plants by September, then they will go into my compost bin.

        

Sunday, May 18, 2014

My Little Garden

Hello everyone, I told one of my followers (Vera), that I would post some photos of my little garden. It is being worked on right now, to get it to the planting stage. Last year my yard was re landscaped or regraded ( I didn’t think they did a good job). They also put in a tall fence. They planted grass on about half of my yard, I asked them to remove it last year as I don’t want to cut grass every week (re: buy a lawn mower for 2.5 to 3 meters of grass, no thanks). I kept all of my concrete sidewalk blocks so I had to put back 2 and a half rows of blocks in the last 2 weeks (my brother helped me). I still have a few edging blocks to install, but that won’t  take long. Next week I will get some organic fertilizer or compost, to get the garden up to growing standard. I will also ad some peat moss. My yard is very small, only about 12 x 15 feet. It will keep me busy. 

    my little garden 1

 my little garden 2

  my little garden 3

  Well now you know what my little garden looks like. The perennials are coming up and also some weeds that I need to remove. but otherwise the garden is starting to look like a garden, rather than a construction site. By for now.

Monday, March 17, 2014

My First Attempt at Video

Hi everyone, I am posting my first video, the actual video is not very good and it is shaky. My first attempt at movie making is not that bad. So here is my first video and movie that I tried just for you all. Let me know what you think. Good or Bad. I need some good constructive criticism.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

More photos of Greenland Garden Center

I processed more photos of the Garden Center so you may have a good idea of what they have to sell. I am just getting over a cold that has gotten a hold of me (I hate colds). So here are a few more photos that I have taken for you to see.

  Orchid Display copy  

Main Pool Waterfall 2 copy  

                      The long drop   Trees    

   Colorful leaves copy 

   Flowers in Greenhouse Painting copy

              Hope you like the photos. Let me know what you think.