So, I finally got the kitchen painted with some help from Dad in the corners I couldn’t reach even from the top of the step ladder. First, the before: And now the after (including after Dad swapped the light fixture): The aqua from the kitchen also wraps around to the short hall between the kitchen… Continue reading Back to the kitchen, plus the side shade garden and more
Oh look, a daily post instead of a monthly one! LOL… So, I mentioned yesterday about my plan to rip out the last evergreen hedge and replace it with small nut trees. I popped by Canadian Tire first thing in the morning and lo and behold they had one of the filbert varieties I was… Continue reading Climbing vines, curtains, and a fig, etc.
Well, the lion’s share of what I was up to the last week or so was outdoors, but let’s get the indoors out of the way first. In the back foyer, we got the chandelier hung and dressed, using this old canopy Dad had in his stash that I gave a tiny bit of faux-finishing… Continue reading More landscaping and a bit of painting
Well, it’s been a busy couple weeks, mostly with garden stuff so let’s start there. Seed starting is ongoing: Meanwhile I’ll soon have to replant the jack o’lanterns; they’re almost right up to the grow light. I have a few too many seed packets, actually, so I may start a few flats of flowers this… Continue reading Plant-apalooza, plus some painting
Woo-hoo… finally it’s March! Not that the snow has disappeared from my yard, but it is at least in retreat. Close to my front door, I’ve placed some shrubs in pots on top of the snow where they’re planned to go once the ground thaws: Not shown: I have some dwarf lemon cypresses in containers… Continue reading Framing pics, planning, and first transplants
Yay for it only being 5 days since my last post! The dining room has continued to be the big project, so we might as well start there. First of all, I got a coat of white paint on the trim. I suppose I probably should have done a second coast to even it out,… Continue reading Finishing up the dining room; framing stuff
Two weeks or so and a lot has happened. Not as much as planned, but oh well. Let’s start outside. We’ve had a week and a half now of snow, which is fun in December, not so much now in February. It’s starting to taper off but will probably take a week to melt at… Continue reading Whole lotta painting going on, etc.
Let’s see here… much of the last few days have been garden-related, so let’s start there. Today the Walmart in Langford had their summer bulbs selection out, and I might have gone a bit nutso. Just a bit. But I have white-edged purple calla lilies, double stargazer lilies, an assortment of white and pink lilies,… Continue reading Zen and the art of living room decorating
Got up too early in the morning and headed out to the garden. I planted 3 more hellebores (but forgot to take photos), and planted some native plants (vanilla leaf seed and blue camas bulbs… but I forgot to take photos… not that there’s much to photograph yet), and then helped/supervised Dad putting up the… Continue reading First auction of 2019, gardening, and more decorating
Yes, actually trying to get this blog on a more frequent schedule… So, last night I went through my assorted seed packs and figured out when to start which seeds in relation to the average last frost (April 1-10 here). There were a few that said they could be started indoors 8-10 weeks in advance,… Continue reading Starting seeds and planting