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The Tea Thyme Tree

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May 23rd, 2017

The Tea Thyme Tree May 22, 2017 Last year in the honeysuckle garden I hung all sorts of tea bits and pieces when I was inspired after seeing something similar at the Saylor Cafe in Bloomfield.  In mid April of this year I started to hang the cups, jugs, mugs and pots for another year.  I also added the old bistro set that was in another part of the garden.  ...

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Promising Growth

new growth on the clematis at craftygardener.ca

May 21st, 2017

Promising Growth and a Discovery! May 21, 2017 Regardless of the weather the gardens keep growing as May moves towards the end of the month.  There is lots of promising growth.   The gorgeous lilacs are blooming, transplanting is happening, lots of growth of all the plants, and the rhubarb is getting huge. One of the yuccas from the front garden didn’t...

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Little Bird Big Voice

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May 20th, 2017

Little Bird Big Voice May 20, 2017 Starting as soon as the sun begins to rise the little wren starts calling.  It has many places it likes to perch and sing. When it isn’t windy the wren likes to sit on top of the windmill and survey the garden. The washing line also gives a good view and the singing continues. There is also the sundial, the old bird...

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I ❤️ Tea

a cross stitch tea magnet at craftygardener.ca

May 19th, 2017

I ❤️ Tea May 19, 2017 I came across a cute little pattern at Bugs & Fishes for a cross stitch brooch and decided right away it was something I was going to make for my friend for her birthday.  I had already got her a selection of tea items so this was the perfect little project to make. The first thing I did was draw out the pattern on some graph paper....

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2sDay Doves

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May 16th, 2017

2sDay Doves May 16, 2017 It’s 2sDay and time for photos of 2 of the same thing.  This week it is doves. Doves, or mourning doves, are frequent visitors to the garden all year round.  They are a light brown/grey colour with long tails. They have a distinctive coo-ooo-oo call.  Pairs stick together and often return to the same areas year after year. Do...

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The Middle of May

the windmill garden in May 2017 at craftygardener.ca

May 13th, 2017

The Middle of May May 13, 2017 May has been wet and cold so far.  We were deluged with over 170 mm of rain in the first 5 days of May and temperatures didn’t reach much above 5 Celsius.  Though yesterday did give a promise of some warmer days when the temperatures hovered around 12 to 15 Celsius. The rain made the garden lush and green, after all the g...

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Rain, Sun, Rain

Black +Decker cordless pruner

May 4th, 2017

Rain, Sun, Rain May started with a downpour of rain, so much that we had almost 54 mm of rain in a few hours.  The weather has been chilly but at least there was a sunny day before the next round of downpours arrive later this evening. On the rainy days I did some reading.  A new series, The Scottish Bookshop Mystery, was started and the first two books have...

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A Glimpse into the Garden

red and white trilliums in bloom at craftygardener.ca

May 1st, 2017

A Glimpse into the Garden The garden journal shows some garden glimpses this week.  The trillium and hyacinths are blooming, the grass was cut for the first time, the wren returned to check out the birdhouses, and the weather was gorgeous midweek for relaxing in the gazebo. One of the Stumpys is smiling over the yellow and white hyacinth.  I bought a couple...

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