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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.

Flowers

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.

Watering

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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We got all the new slerks back to the house and settled in. The next day it was time to get started on the project with the hollow logs. We made a planter out of them. First the logs were cut to the length that we wanted. The slerks helped out with the measuring, but I was busy doing something else, so I wasn’t there to take photos.

Ready to help

Ready to help

The slerks all lined up on the porch rail, ready to help out.

All arranged

All arranged

I found a good spot for the logs, and the slerks helped me arrange them in an attractive fashion.

Soil pile

Soil pile

My father in law has a pile of great soil to use in garden projects. We were going to need some.

Shoveling

Shoveling

It is really difficult to help with the shoveling when you are as small as a slerk, but they sure tried to help.

Pushing the wheel barrow

Pushing the wheel barrow

This slerk is helping to push the wheel barrow around to where the logs were.

Helping

Helping

Even though they were really to small to help, they sure gave it their best shot. The logs were filled most of the way with this soil.

Adding amendment

Adding amendment

The slerks were able to help add some compost and mix it in to the top six inches or so.

Please join us on Monday when the slerks help plant beautiful things in the new log planter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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While we were out in the woods looking for dead trees to cut down for fire wood for my in laws, we found something really fun. One of the dead trees was completely hollow. Okay, so that isn’t so useful for fire wood, but we found a great use for it. We also discovered more new friends.

My strong man husband

My strong man husband

Wait a minute, it looks like there is something in there.

View through the log

View through the log

Oops, wrong side. Let’s turn it around.

What is in that hollow log?

What is in that hollow log?

I need to get a closer look to see what it is.

Oh My!

Oh My!

Oh my goodness, it is more Slerks! How did they get into that log? We loaded up the hollow logs and the Slerks and headed home.

Check out the next post to find out what we, with help from the Slerks, did with our hollow logs.

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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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The San Jose Fantasy Faire was so fun! I knew it would be, I had a blast last year. The second year was even better than the first. I was too busy most of the time to take photos of the wonderful people who adopted creatures from Woodland Whimsy. I got a few though. I thought that I would share them with you.

Snotlings and Slerks

Snotlings and Slerks

This fun gentleman bought a slerk and three snotlings. They all matched his shirt. I was glad I had a safety pin to attach the slerk to his shoulder where he wanted it to be.

Slerk on the shoulder

Slerk on the shoulder

This dapper gentleman also wanted his slerk to sit on his shoulder. I will be taking a supply of safety pins to shows with me in the future.

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snotling

This snotling appears to want to get back to his origins.

Ready to sell

Ready to sell

Here is a photo of helper and myself just before the faire opened. We had a wonderful time and are looking foward to next year’s faire.

As always, you can see more of my work here at Woodland Whimsy. That page has links to all my pages.

 

 

 

 

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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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