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I am so happy to over the flu. I just have a bit of a cough that is hanging on.

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I love this mushroom growing in my in law’s garden. The pansy back drop is pretty.

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I’m sure you all recall how much slerks like to be outdoors. I was out taking photos of some of my flowers today. The slerks were having so much fun that I had to get some pictures of them as well.

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The little pink slerk had climbed up in the little apple tree that is growing in a pot. This pot was left here by the former owners of the house. This little tree came up from seed in it the first year we were here. I have just left it there. It has bulbs and irises planted around it.

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They hyacinths are really beautiful this year. This little guy was having a good time checking them out.

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The hellebores are still in bud. They’ve been kind of stuck at this stage. It has gotten cooler the last couple of weeks. This little guy had fun climbing up into the future flowers.

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This slerk loves the daffodils. He was hurrying from plant to plant, checking out the beautiful flowers. The daffodils are getting close to being finished, so it is good to enjoy them while it is possible to do so.

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The heuchera is pushing up some new leaves. Flowers are still quite some time off, but the leaves are always beautiful.

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This purple slerk was playing in a potted fairy garden. The hens and chicks are his favorite.

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The berry part of the snow berries are faded, most have fallen from the bush already. This slerk enjoyed the climb up through the newly emerging leaves.

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My goodness! Trying to get all the slerks together for a group photo is almost as difficult as getting the snottlings to cooperate. They finally gathered together in the muscari for a quick family photo.

I hope you enjoyed the mini garden tour with the slerks. If you love them, you can order one here. You can see more of my work on my facebook page or my web page.

 

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Last time the slerks put together the log planter and filled it with soil. It was time for the really fun part.

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Flowers

The slerks were very excited to check out the flowers we bought for the planter. We used Marigolds, Verbena, Petunias, Alyssum,  and Geraniums.

Checking Out the Flowers

Checking Out the Flowers

They looked closely to be sure we had picked out perfect flowers.

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Watering

It is important to water the plants in their pots before planting. This slerk helped out with the watering.

Decide where to put the plant

Decide where to put the plant

Here is a slerk deciding where to put the next plant.

Dig a hole

Dig a hole

Then a hole has to be dug for planting.

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Remove the plant from the pot

Slide the plant out of the pot gently.

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Slerks like teasing the roots a bit to loosen them before planting in the prepared hole. The plant needs tucked in firmly, but not too hard.

Admire your work

Admire your work

The slerks are admiring their hard work after the new plants were watered again.

 

I hope that you enjoyed the slerks’ garden adventure. You can see more of my work here Woodland Whimsy or here Woodland Whimsy Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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I know that many of us in North America are really ready for spring(I know some already have it, but it’s been a long winter for many of us) I thought that I would share some photos of spring here at Woodland Whimsy. It is a glorious, and all too brief where I live, season.

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Bleeding Heart

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Crab Apple

I grew this from a tiny seedling.

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Purple Pansies

This slerk loves getting his photo taken.

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Hechera-Coral Bells or Alum Root

You see? Here he is again.

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Anemone

It was a bit early for the Anemones to be open. They wait for it to be a bit warmer.

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Iris

This one is very fragrant.

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Iris

I love Iris. I have many varieties in my yard. It gives me a long Iris bloom time.

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Tulip

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Hellebore

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White Lilac

I really hope that we don’t get another hard freeze. We will have more frost, but the harder it is the more likely it is to ruin my lilac blooms.

I hope you have enjoyed this little mini tour of my spring garden.

 

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We’ve been having some pretty nice spring weather here at Woodland Whimsy for the last couple of weeks. It never lasts this time of year. We woke up this morning to snow. One of the slerks came out to check the garden with me. The flowers are still looking good and are actually quite pretty in the snow.

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Daffodil

Daffodils are so cheerful, even when they are poking up out of the snow. The slerk was playing in the snow and got some on his little ears. Brrr!

Hyacinth

Hyacinth

Teal is not a good color for trying to hide in the snow or the hyacinth.

Hellebore

Hellebore

The hellebore has pushed up its flower stalks. The blooms haven’t fully opened yet, but they are getting close.

Muscari

Muscari

The muscari look beautiful in the snow with their iridescent purple blooms.

Pansy

Pansy

This little pansy is a hold out from last year. It did not get snowed on, as it is under cover in my entry way. I did just push open its first bloom of the season last night, so it deserved a picture as well.

 

 

 

 

 

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I found something new in my garden last week. Normally one wouldn’t be happy to find a snail in the garden. Read the story to find out why I am.

Stanely

Stanley

I’d like to introduce you to Stanley Snail. I found him in my garden last week. He is beautiful, but he is a snail. I was worried about what he would do to my garden.

Stanley with the white crocus

Stanley with the white crocus

Stanley eased my fears by assuring me that he does not eat plants. He is a garden protector.

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Purple crocus

“Not only do I not eat garden plants, I do eat garden pests.” Stanley explained.

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Lonely daffodil

Stanley wandered through the garden while he chatted with me. Examining the early spring plants.

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Dutch Iris

“I also help out the small animals that are good for your garden like the spiders, lady bugs, and worms.”

Lilac leaves budding

Lilac leaves budding

“I keep an eye on things and let you know when something is going wrong,” continued Stanley. “I hope that you will let me stay.” I told Stanley that he was welcome to stay with me. Gardeners can always use a bit of help.

I hope that you enjoyed meeting Stanley. He is a needle felted creation. If you would like to see more of my work, you can do so here www.woodlandwhimsy.com It has photos and links to all of my pages.

 

 

 

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