Monthly Archives: July 2013

Garden update 19.07.13

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I might have a raspberry overdose soon. There is soooo many fruits and the kids are not home. So, what can I do? Eat them, of course!

 

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The hydrangea is full of flowers. So beautiful against our freshly painted railings and trellis 🙂

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And more garden beauties…

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Carla


Front porch – railings

 

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We finished painting the railings. Preparation took forever and then another 4 days of painting (2 coats of 2 colours) finished just on time for the big storm of today. Now we have to wait till fall to paint the new wood (part of the railing, stair and floor) and the deck will be finished. Next year will be just about decorating it.

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Ali has fully inspected the works and approved it. She just cannot understand why she could not paint it with us…

Carla


Gardening

I love gardening. There is just so many nice aspects of it. But it is also an exercise of patience. Specially if you take your time to create your garden. There is the time to grow, the changes of weather, some surprises. Anyway results are always appearing and year after year your garden develops more and it is always in movement.

We have several gardens here and a tiny budget for it. So we are working slowly, using what we already have and lots of seeds. taking our time.

The “south” garden is the most established one. Work there is basically maintenance. We have a huge lilac, rose bushes, peonies, lily of the valley and raspberries.

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The sideyard is basically a mess. The dogs destroyed the grass last year and we are working on rebuilding it but traffic on the yard doesn’t help it.

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Also I am creating a new flower bed and disassembling another (where we are setting a patio). Probably we wont have much till next year around this garden.

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The front garden has evolved much more. It was a nice garden when we bought the house, but it was very impacted by the municipality works in our street..

Some comparative pictures:

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The garden around the front deck is not in a fantastic shape because of our work on the deck. But we are finishing it soon, I hope, and i will be able to start some reorganization there this year. Most of the work, though, will stay for next year.

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Carla


Garden update – 07.07.13

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Everyday a new beauty shows up in the garden and makes the day happier!

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Carla


Trellis 2

Finally we had a great weekend and it looks like summer is here. I hope to stay… So we enjoyed the hot days staying a lot outside and we also put some time to work more on the front deck. we installed the trellis and there was some scraping but not enough to be ready to paint. Preparation is always soooooo long.

So it looks like that now…

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I can finally work on this part of the front garden!

More to come very soon. I hope.. 😉

Carla


Garden update – 02.07.13

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The roses opened! So beautiful!

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The side garden is amazing as we still have some peonies. It is a pink garden party!

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And some more of the beauties around…

 

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