(Wordless Wednesday) We Interrupt This Snow To Bring You Spring

April 6, 2011

(Wordless Wednesday) Watchdog

March 23, 2011

(Wordless Wednesday) How Virgos Garden

March 9, 2011

(Wordless Wednesday) Downpour

June 23, 2010

(Wordless Wednesday) I Love a Parade

June 16, 2010

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(Wordless Wednesday) Sick, Sick, Sick

May 19, 2010


Bleeding Heart

Mr Cedar Hills removes a dead bough from the Silver Maple

Half a Dozen of the Other

May 16, 2010

This isn’t a gardening blog.

Really. Really, it isn’t.

It’s a blog about Turtle’s life.

On the other hand, some of you may be wearying of photos of DIRT in one aspect or another: healthy DIRT, stony DIRT, rainy DIRT, dusty DIRT, DIRT in wheelbarrows, DIRT on hands, DIRT on dogs, DIRT on floors, brown DIRT, grey DIRT, red DIRT…

You get the picture.

And Thursday’s delivery of a truckload of topsoil is so not helping.

Let’s say, then, that Alex Trebeck is having a bad hair day. He’s got his quiz question-answers all lined up, but has lost the answer-questions. The category is “plants”. Here are six photos with their clues. Can you identify any or all of them? Because Turtle sure can’t. Thanks in advance if you recognize any!

PS I’ve never tried using the slideshow function before. If it’s new to you too, you’ll find that if you mouse over it, there will be forwards/backwards/stop buttons. And to be sure which plant goes with which clue, Mystery Plant#1 is the only one that’s got chew holes (if you squint, you may even find a snail on the central leaf).

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Mystery Plant#1. Found deep under the hedgerow, these snail snackbars have elephantine leaves with maroon undersides and stems.

Mystery Plant#2. Its deeply notched, shiny leaves grow directly from a red stem.

Mystery Plant#3. This plant has delicate, soft, ferny foliage.

Mystery Plant#4. The dull green  “antlers” of its leaf radiate like the spokes of a wheel.

Mystery Plant#5. This low, mounding weed is about to break into white blossoms.

Mystery Plant#6. At the centre of this perennial’s fuzzy, pointed leaves lies a pine-cone-shaped bud waiting to burst.