The last week has been crazy busy for me as we had the final push to move out of our Toronto home and into our new West Lake residence. It is all done now. The moving van has been returned. The new owners have their keys. There is still a lot of work to be done as we struggle to find a new spot for all of our “stuff” but at least we are now down to one residence.
For obvious reasons, I did not have time to blog, but I did take numerous photos throughout the week of the continuing activity with my garden and Warren’s construction. In my mind I even thought out some titles for my future blogs, such as “Wild about Wisteria”.
Imagine my shock this morning when checking out one of my favourite blogs called “A Detailed House” and seeing her title: “Wild For Wisteria”. What? No way!
While I was packing and unpacking and tripping over boxes, I was scooped. Darn!! To see lots of beautiful wisteria vines read this http://adetailedhouse.com/2012/05/24/wild-for-wisteria/ Anyway, well done “A Detailed House”. But watch out for me next year. I will be sure to post mine before you. Maybe before mine even blooms.
Never the less – here is a picture of my garage covered in beautiful wisteria. Lovely isn’t it? I have never owned a wisteria vine before and I am delighted with mine. I walked each and ever workman over to the garage to be sure they saw its magnificent beauty. They probably thought I was deranged but my wisteria was awe inspiring.
In spite of our number one priority this week, we had lots of other pots on the boil. For example Warren finished the foundation on his garage. Yup. The place was swarming with men and their trucks again. For three days we had a crew here sitting on the hot reflective surface and knotting in the wiring for a heated garage floor.
Can you say sunburn? When that backbreaking job was done the cement truck returned and buried the evidence. Warren will be quite warm and comfortable in there this winter.
Meanwhile, I planted my first ever vegetable garden. Twenty-four little tomato plants grown from seed, with plastic yogurt containers inserted into the soil around each little stem to keep the cut worms away. Each plant has a tomato cage to grown up inside and lots of mulch protecting them from weeds. I snaked a soaker hose up and down the rows for easy watering. Impressive eh? I also planted about thirty little onion bulbs, and as many leeks, scarlet runner beans, squash, basil, oregano, dill, rosemary, coriander, carrots and beets. I also planted in every conceivable location available all of my cleone, cosmos, bee balm, sun flowers and morning glory plants. Each baby sprout was lovingly given an apron of mulch. The morning glory and runner beans have nice little tresses to climb up. I think they will be very happy.