Favourite Day of the Year

Yesterday, when the guy at the greenhouse asked me if I was happy with my purchases as I was leaving, I told him choosing my flowers was one of my favourite days of the year. I planted my flowers today, and enjoyed every minute of digging my hands in the soil, so it’s one of my favourite weekends of the year! I kept to the plan and bought a lot of petunias, along with pansies, geraniums, dahlias, and a few others. (For anyone in Regina, I bought most of my flowers at Cedar Creek Gardens near the old Drive-In. It’s a family run greenhouse in their first operation. They were really friendly and helpful, and have big plans to expand so I hope everything goes well for them this year. They also have a booth at the Farmer’s Market.)

It’s debatable whether it it’s too early to plant, as it’s been a very chilly Spring (maybe by the end of the week there will actually be leaves on the trees!) but what the heck, what’s the worst that can happen?!

gerbera daisy 2014 more pansies 2014 pansy 2014 pink geraniums 2014 pink petunia 2014 striped pansy 2014

Digging in the Dirt – Part 3 (the final edition since I’m done planting now!)

Project planting flowers 2012 is now complete. My back is sore and my wrist is sore from digging in the dirt, but a glass of wine will soon soothe the aches and pains.  Most of the flowers I planted today (more pansies and petunias, impatiens and daisies) are not photo-ready, so these are pictures from flowers planted last weekend.  I think the dahlias are my favourites this year, although the yellow pansies are a close second. The last picture is from Victoria Park across from the library taken on my afternoon coffee break on Friday.

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