Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Night - Trick Or Treat

Lea and Sabrina friends - 2 princeses 

Suzanne's Carved Pumpkins

Mathieu - Looking at something Scary....

The Neighbours

A real live man

Not a live man

Other neighbours

My Favorite

Sabrina and Granny

The Haunted House
The Haunted House Grave Yard

The Mean Pumpkin

Mathieu getting ready to go out.

Sabrina- A Little Princess

It was a very nice evening for 
"trick or treating". 
The weather was mild.
 A lot of children with beautiful costumes. 
Suzanne and Martin went out 
with the children and their
 friends down the street.
I stayed home costumed as a 
pumpkin and gave out the treats. 
We closed the door after approx. 115
 treats were passed out. 
The highlight of the evening was
 a visit to the Haunted House close by.

A beautiful evening enjoyed by all.. ..

Thanks for your visit.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Doors Decorated

Door decorated around the 
neighbourhood for Halloween.


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Friday, October 24, 2008

Natural Cat Repellent

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We have a strong smell of Cat Urine
 in our flower bed.

I made a natural cat repellent with 
citrus fruit and used this as a deterrent.


I cut up 

Orange peelings and spread them on the flower beds.

Lets hope this works !!

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Thanks for your visit. 



Thursday, October 23, 2008

Japanese Angelica Tree

A  deciduous tree with 
beautiful foliage. 
 Japanese angelica tree, or Aralia elata.
The foliage will enrich any garden 
 with spiny branches  
is hardy to Canada. 

white flowers

The little white flowers
 in the fall turn into seeds.

The tree in November.

Thanks for your visit.



is a perennial fragrant
 plant that can be dried for
 potpourri and many other uses as well.

Suzanne, my daughter  has
 lavender growing in the back yard.
We cut it and hung it up to 
dry to make some sachet bags.

Thanks for your visit.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Japanese Maple Tree

Japanese maple 
a beautiful decorative tree 
that stands out in any landscape. 
 Foliage colour changes with the season, 
and many are especially spectacular 
in the autumn. 
Japanese Maples will grow well 
in any soil type, 
and  colours will be darker in higher 
light conditions and grows 
best if protected from windy conditions.

This is a Japanese Maple Bonsai tree

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Pinecone Crafts

My Granddaughter,
Sabrina painted these pinecones

Acrylic Craft Paint 
Water based paint makes
 cleaning up easy 
with soap and water.

My sister Annie made this Christmas Bell.

She painted the pinecones silver and red.

She cut a bell pattern from cardboard
 and glued the pinecones to it
 with a glue gun. 

She added glitter and shiny decorations.

Thanks for your visit.

Halloween Crafts

Halloween Haunted Houses,

 Sabrina and Mathieu each decorated one....
This is a simple craft for young children.
 I cut out the house using craft foam paper.
 Glued yellow paper behind to give a window effect
 (hung in a window to have light through it,) 
 and the kids decorated it with stickers, 
acorn tops  and ornaments

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These trees are a simple craft
 for young children. 
I cut the trees out of craft foam 
and the children were 
happy to decorated them 
with small stickers, 
and ornaments...

Thanks for your visit.


Nasturtiums are annual flowers. 
They are hardy for my region
 in Eastern Quebec. 
They were my Mom's favorite,
 She planted them each year.
Towards the Fall, the flowers turn to seeds.
The seeds can be dried and planted
 directly in the ground the next Spring
 after the danger of frost is past.
 Nasturtiums can tolerate poorer soil. 
They can be planted directly in the ground, 
also perfect for edging, hanging baskets,
 and beautiful when grown in containers
 for a patio or balcony garden.
Nasturtium leaves and petals are edible 
and will add flavour and colour to any salad. 

I like to use Terracotta pots,

A natural, clay pot retains moisture,
keeps plants at their healthiest.

On the plant below the seed pods are visible.
3 or 4 seeds in each pod.

The seeds below, are one day old.

These seeds below, have been
 dried for a few weeks.
They are ready for planting.

Variegated Leaf Nasturtium before flowering...

Seed packages are sold in many varieties.

Thanks for your visit xo