Recall these pictures of the lovely shrubs inmy backyard from last fall?
Dwarf Korean Lilac
These lovely shrubs were part of my 2012 addition to the backyard. They survived the transplant, the hot summer and started adding great beauty to my backyard. I remember sitting on my newly-laid stone patio and admiring the lovely tapestry of colours in my yard.
And this week: the snow had melted away and the withering chilliness almost gone completly. I walked through my yard and these were what laid before me….
#*%$ $#@ %^$# %^^$##@ &^^*^%$* Yup, that’s me stubbing my feet at the stones and solar lights: the two things that seemed to have survived the attack. Goodness gracious sweet loving dazzling piece of work, isn’t he?
I hereby annoint that Wascally Wabbit:’TERMY-WALLY short for TERMINATOR- EXTRAORDINAIRE. ANDDDDDDDDDDDD declaring war on TERMY-WALLY from this day, before he turns my backyard into a bunny-yard or even worse a poop-yard for I see more droppings than anything green and thriving there.
That’s it I am SO DONE with him. I’ve reached the end of whatever rope thrown at me and one of the following HAS to happen…
Either I drive him out of my yard or I teach him to…
………….but only after I skin and bleach him! Billions of Blistering Barnacles!!!
My dad has been asking about the Wascally Wabbit that often featured in my backyard and in some of my posts. You all might remember this and this..
As you can see even through the snow and all it appears to be thriving well. I couldn’t see it’s partner though, maybe going through separation..? I guess it is part of the family now, seeing how it seems to be entrenched in my backyard. Ummmmmmmmmmm!!
……Yesterday evening I got into my bus (for the last part of my daily loop) home bound and saw one of my bus mates- ZA who is an immigrant from Russia, sitting on the very first seat with a mile wide smile and a handful of lovely flowers; yellow roses, green hydrangeas, pink Tiger lillies, irises and many more…
She works as an Exec-Asst for an (Russian oil company) office at downtown Toronto and her boss the President is a Russian-Canadian. Even though he is on a holiday at New Zealand, he had ordered some flowers for her for ‘Women’s Day’. I ‘ooh-aah’ed the flowers and told her that it was very thoughtful and a lovely gesture from her boss. She immediately said that in Russia, Women’s Day -March 8th was and still is a big deal. They all have a day off and men go crazy buying their women lots of flowers, jewelleries and gifts.
My eyes must have opened up like a saucer for she started quickly recounting her past experiences from back home. Oh boy, she wasn’t kidding. Check here
……………………..May 8th has been a day-off in Russia for many years now.
This Friday, Muscovites and the guests of the city can visit city museums for free, while women will be presented flowers at rest and recreation parks. The current ISS crew has traditionally offered congratulations to Russian women
Russian men to spend billions of rubles on March 8 gifts
Men in Moscow will spend an estimated 15-18 billion rubles on March 8 gifts for women, according to a survey conducted by the MAR Consult marketing firm.
The maximum average a man aged between 36 and 45 is prepared to spend on March 8 gifts for his near and dear is about 6,000 rubles.
Normally, one-tenth of that sum is spent on sweets and other confectionary goods.
Confectionary producers and flower sellers stand to gain the most from the March 8 International Women’s Day.
Their profits normally go up 42-44%.
Voice of Russia, Vesti.ru, TASS
…..Anyone considering Moscow to live or visit? I think I would like to visit Moscow. Any man who treats his women right and any country that embraces and encourages it ranks high in my opinion. What say you?
Just few days ago, I caught this picture of the maple tree in my front yard:
and today, it was ‘Rake, rake, rake a leaf gently down the lawn time. It took a good 45 minutes of raking both my neighbour’s and my yard for this pile up…Hah, the joys of gardening!
and to that I added some store bought green onions, avacado, cilantro and lemon and yummy guacamole on my dinner table by 15 minutes.
I should have known when the 2 romantic wascally wabbits were parading in my backyard……this young wobbly wabbit was not far behind.
Also, too: One of my earliest memories of growing plants/flowers at home were the red, papery bougainvilleas in our Tirupur residence. So, when I saw some bougainvillea plant during my bargain hunt this year, I of course HAD to buy me some. I planted them both in containers as I wasn’t sure how they will handle the cold weather (I intend bringing the containers to my basement for the winter). One has started blooming while the other is how shall I put…ummm still thinking about it……
PS: The 2 other plants in the same container are called ‘Cleome’, also a new addition this year….
At the top: Korean Lilac, the very first plant I planted in my yard bloomed for the first and the only time (thus far) after 4 years, hulllllooooo late bloomer!
White peony, which I transplanted last year from my front yard to the back and it bloomed on this year. Both the lilac and the peony were victims of a heavy downpour within couple days of blooming: talk about my timely action. Some weekends, I do seem to walk around my yard with my camera more than with my gardening gloves and tools….
Also, too here is this week’s veggy collection from my yard sans herbs :