Saturday, 25 September 2021

This and That

 It's a fairly nice day and the temperature is in the low 20'sC.  A perfect day to putter outside ( which I've been doing).  Remember those Canna Lily seed pods I was thinking of collecting? Well, when we went for our walk the Parks crew were digging all the Cannas out in preparation for planting Spring bulbs.  I asked if I could have some ( they were just going to throw them away) so we carried them home. Must have looked odd but who turns their nose up when offered free plants?

On the subject of Hibiscus are both blooming!!  The one on the left has done so well since I bought it at Home Depot greatly marked down. This is the first time it has bloomed for me.

We made a quick trip to the plant shop this morning. I bought 2 more Dahlias, 3 small houseplants, and some Tulip and also Daffodil bulbs. The bulbs were available either from open bins or prepackaged.

I promised I wouldn't be in the store long so DH amused himself watching the various animals that  are in the fenced area next to the shop. Mainly goats and chickens.

Thanks for visiting today,   GM

Teacup # 8


  1. What a treat getting those plants!
    The goat on the giant spool made me chuckle.
    Another beautiful tea cup.

  2. Mmmm, yellow!! Is there a tea called sunny delight?
    What a generous gift of the lilies?!!

  3. Congratulations ... new plants are always great. I would also like to put dalia and tulips in a flower bed. Do I still have to buy :-) The two hibiscus are beautiful, just like your cup. Have a wonderful Sunday. Viola sends you greetings.

  4. Your hibiscus are blooming well.
    That is a very nice teacup and saucer.

    All the best Jan

  5. Look- the funny happy goats and the happy chicken!

    Spring in autumn:

    You did very well to prepare now for the new season 2022!

    Time will run quickly!

    I love spring flowers very much! Now we have to enjoy these sunny mild autumn-days, when the nature is coming to rest after working so many months.

    Good, that you rescued the spring bulbs!

    Flowers are in best hands by you and with you and in your garden in spring, summer, autunm and winter - - -

  6. ... and no day without a fine cup of tea!

  7. What fun shopping for fall bulbs. How nice that you got those free plants as they were digging them out. Lucky you. Everything seems to grow well for you. I remember the days when I would buy lots of fall bulbs to plant. Now I don't have a place to plant just have to enjoy other people's bulbs when they come up! Sure used to be fun getting by bulb digger out though, and planting, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, my younger years. Love this yellow teacup too!

  8. The saucer for that teacup is gorgeous. Well, the cup is very pretty too but that saucer really caught my eye.
    You were very lucky to be in the right place at the right time to get those lilies. I've been tempted to get more house plants now that I have a house again, but I think I should stop with the few I have right now. We would like to get another small trailer and take short trips again someday and I don't want anyone to have to worry about the plants for me.
    Who knows though? We may never camp again. We'll have to see what the Lord decides.
    I hope your Sunday is a blessed one my friend.
    Blessings and hugs,

  9. Oh, I so love teacup #8! I would love to visit that plant store...both for the inside and what is next door. Oh, what a great deal on the Cannas! I woukd not have turned down free either!

  10. Lovely pictures and a cute goat :)
    Have a nice Sunday!

  11. Wow, you've got quite the selection of bulbs on offer at your greenhouse. And lucky you for getting the free cannas. I hope that you have luck with keeping the tubers through the winter! Your hibiscus flowers are lovely! Daughter Kate has a large coral one and is willing to give me some cuttings but I think I'll have to wait until the youngest grandchild has grown out of the "investigative" stage. I do love your latest teacup but then I am partial to yellow!

  12. Yellow teacups are rare! Despite it being such a versatile color. Yours and its saucer are lovely. What cute goats! That one has found the perfect perch. I think you made out like a bandit to get those cannas. Will you grow them over the winter or put them in peat moss until spring?

  13. Good find on those cannas!! I've found that the red hibiscus seems to be the hardiest of them all, I have three right now and they're still blooming everyday. I think it's great our hubbies like the old westerns, I like them too!!

  14. I envy you the dahlias. I used to grow some beauties, in a different landscape, when I was home nearly all the time and could give them the water they wanted. Now I can't seem to keep anything alive that requires me dragging a hose to it. I'm glad my daughter grows dahlias so if I get to her place at the right time of year I am happy as can be.

  15. How fun to shop for fall bulbs. And how great to be right on the spot when the work crew was clearing out the cannas.