Saturday, July 25, 2015

Paper Lanterns



Brighten up summer with Paper Lanterns. 
I decorated my Gazebo
for my sister Judy's Birthday..
also My Grandkids are coming
to visit from Vancouver and Montreal
next week.
Most of the lanterns came from
The Dollarstore or Pharmacy.
**A great idea to decorate a child's room**

(from Wikipedia).... Paper lantern , also known as a "Thai Lover's Balloon," is a lantern made of thin, brightly colored paper. Paper lanterns come in various shapes and sizes, as well as various methods of construction. In their simplest form, they are simply a paper bag with a candle placed inside, although more complicated lanterns consist of a collapsible bamboo or metal frame of hoops covered with tough paper











I was happy to find these great "S" hooks at the Dollarstore
 that hook over a  2"by 4" board,
 no screwing or nailing necessary.


The Largest one
I clipped these "tablecloth anchors" on the bottom
to keep them more stable from the wind
and they add to the decor, 
also found at the Dollarstore.



At night some light up.


Nighty night... 






We have strong nor-east winds where I live
I put plastic on the windy side of the Gazebo
to protect them from rain also.





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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pretty Peonies

My Peonies are very pretty this year
and they smell so good.
We had a lot of rain in Eastern Canada
which gave us an abundance of flowers.
Do you see the ant?

Japanese Peony 
I took this pic in the window of my Greenhouse.




I used to have a white peony.
Last yr. I moved my peonies to another spot.
and gave some away.
Maybe, I gave it away by mistake.....
Peonies just before opening,
Blue Irises behind
The leaves on the peony plant are beautiful also
and they stay green all summer.

Do not try to get rid of the ants on your peonies.
 This is a natural and temporary activity.
Once the buds open, the ants usually disappear.
 It is believed that peonies produce small amounts of nectar 
and other ant attractants to encourage ants 
to help in opening the dense double flower buds
 found in many peonies.
 The ants may be found covering certain varieties
 and avoiding others, this is totally normal.
The ants are harmless. 
If you want to get rid of the ants, 
turn the flower upside down and tap gently.


The white wicker is an old bed headboard that
I hung on the wall in front of the window

 for a decoration

Peonies do not last long.
I am drying some this yr.




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`*.¸.*✻✿¸¸*✿"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. 

They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character,
 though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning." ~Lydia M. Child*✿¸.**✿¸  heart emoticon


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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Garden Tour

We've had a lot of rain this year in Eastern Canada,
which made everything flourish.
Unlike our friends in Western Canada who are 
experiencing drought.
Let's hope rain comes their way soon.
I am sharing some of my summer garden.
Iris

Wise Owl keeping watch
Lilies
Blue/purple Irises
In the rain

Hostas






Geraniums?
Snow in Summer


Chamomile
Another purpose for an old clock.

(repurposed)
The road in the Jungle.
A good year for ferns 
Oriental Poppies
In the rain
Wild orchids-Ladies Slippers
Lemon scented Lilies
Wild Roses
I don't know the name of these roses
They grow in abundance here in the Gaspé.
They smell divine.
***Thats to Amy R. who identified them***
"Duchess of Portland Roses"




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 My secret garden is a place to hide my sorrow, 
to feel the joy, 
to go inside my heart to find my feelings,
to talk to special friends, 
to share my love,
to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature, 
to restore my hope, 
to have happy thoughts and send them like birds,
above the clouds, 
as unspoken wishes of happiness, 
friendship and love, 
hoping they reach your heart wherever you are,
wherever you go.
o.ღ ~Unknown
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