A few weeks ago I won a giveaway at Linda's blog, CRAFTY GARDENER. It was a $50.00 gift card from President's Choice (Loblaw's) which is a large grocery chain here in Canada. I was so shocked I won and Linda had to send me a couple of emails to let me know. I decided right then that I would spend the 'money' wisely and purchase some new plants or some such thing for the garden. The note card was handmade by another Ontario blogger, Karen, at My Little Home and Garden.
I went to the bigger Superstore in our city and looked around for a good hour last week for something. I finally chose this lovely container already planted with shade lovers ~ 2 Vinca Vines,
2 Fuchsia and and a new annual plant to me, Diascia. This container is working perfectly on our new pergola with it's dappled shade and I love the pink blooms. I'll be able to use the planter again next year too.
I also picked up a Virginia Creeper vine which I planted in the corner of the cedar rail fence. I'm hoping it will climb over the rails and provide a nice red cover come fall. I also hope it won't go too wild on me and take over the ground. I guess I can always control it with pruners. Speaking of which I also bought a new pair of bypass pruners (forgot to take a photo).
I did pick up another perennial plant which was on sale. A Heuchera. I've never had one and always admire them in other peoples gardens. It was marked down to half price so I only paid $4.00 for it!
Thank you Linda for having the draw on your blog.
I always enjoy visiting Linda as she is a knowledgeable gardener in Ontario and shares lots of gardening information and tips, takes beautiful photos and is also very crafty. I hope you will visit Linda's blog and say Hi.
It's still very hot here. Today it was 34C with a humidex value of 42C. That's about 100 F!! Unbearable!
The old thermometer by the kitchen window at suppertime today. Yes, it may not be accurate and yes, it's in the hot sun, but it was that hot. There might be thundershowers in the night but tomorrow is to be 30C again. Tropical storm Arthur is making it's way up the Atlantic coast and will arrive on Saturday. A lot of rain and wind will come from that storm. It's a good thing the music festival we attended last weekend is not to be this weekend! I heard they cancelled the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Cape Breton this weekend due to the impending storm. Very disappointing for all concerned but it's a safety issue.
I hope your week is going well. Thank you for all your kind comments and visits. Enjoy the beauty of these gorgeous summer days.