Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Let's talk Succulents !


Hello friends!

On another wet dreary day here in central Ontario I finding myself wanting
to get down right dirty.......hands that is....Can't wait to dig in the soil ....

So to my surprise my DIL last Saturday,  took me to a Succulent Workshop!

                                 Here at the Mint Floral Co.












I thought oh how exciting...I can get my hands dirty.....

For you gardeners out there you KNOW what I'm talking about...don't you!!


So we arrived for the 11:00 am workshop and were lined up at a table with 12 other
ladies and in front of us we had a wooden box, soil, and one succulent .

That one succulent was the centre of the arrangement. From there we chose other
succulents that would compliment the other.

Inside the box was a plastic tray.

- first we added enough soil to reach the top of the wooden box , making sure we tapped
 the box on the table to distribute the soil.

- next came the centre piece.....

- then we continued to add and change and add till we were satisfied with the look we were
trying to achieve.


- some that would eventually cascade over the sides were placed at the corners.

Did you know that succulents are an easy plant to grow?

Some have found them easy outside to grow but when it came to inside their's died.

                                    OVER WATERING!!

These little gems like the light and only require watering when the soil becomes dry.

                            Remember they are a dessert plant!



These are our two containers planted up and ready to watch them flourish and grow.

They will take over the box when mature and the ones on the edges will cascade down.


                     While we were there I happened to notice these octopus looking plants.

                                     They were kinda grey with a touch of red.

I thought they were a faux plant but to my surprise they were AIR PLANTS!

                         Well I never!!

                        I found a keeper and brought it home.



                                                      Look closer you'll see it's flowering!


            If you are in the area drop by Mint Floral Co. you'll be in for a real treat!
                                             


                                              Thanks for following along friends
                                                   and have an amazing week!



                                                       

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Monday, 18 April 2016

Yarn ...Too many projects and a giveaway!




Hello friends, it's been awhile since I talked about yarn.

With spring definitely in the air we're thinking of new projects for some of us
yarn lovers lighter yarn and maybe a project or two.


I know I always have something on my hook or needles.


Today lets talk sock yarn.  Patons Kroy Socks!

It wasn't long ago that I made up many pairs of socks

 with this luscious yarn.  I loved how this yarn knitted up so smooth and washable too!
The above socks I knitted were a couple of years ago . Go here to this link.

These scrumptious yarns came the other day from Yarn Canada.



Go to their site to see their large selection.  The lighter stripes (Sweet Stripes)was yarn
 I had on hand but look at
that lovely Slate Jacquard and the Turquoise Jacquard. Love those colours.

With this (1) super fine yarn, I see I'll be bringing out my hooks/needles  and making a shawl or two.

Found these ones on Pinterest.




                                                        Oh how beautiful!

Now for the giveaway


                            I would love to share  2 balls of Patons Kroy Yarn!

1. Open to readers who follow my blog @ White Weathered Hutch and  Follow me on INSTAGRAM

***Please make sure that I can reach you I won't look up NO REPLY Bloggers***

2. Tell me what colour of yarn , Turquoise Jacquard, or Slate Jacquard you would choose

3. I am Canadian and giveaway is open to only Canadian and US readers ! Sorry!

                                             It's that easy!
       
You have until April 30, 2016 to Enter!

I will combine all entries from my blog and IG and pick one winner a May 1, 2016


                                Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!




Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Spring??? Mr. WWh in his workshop



               Just when you think winter is behind us...well think again....



                              We woke to 6 inches of snow Monday morning!

              This view is from out our kitchen looking into the sun room.

They say it came from Alberta with another disturbance coming our way later this week!!

Thank goodness we didn't get hit as hard as southern Ontario.

My poor tulips and crocus and daffodils . They were already to flower.

At least the sun is getting stronger and this won't last too long.


Mr.WWH  has been busy in his shop...here are a few of the wooden vehicles that he's made this winter.



                                                   Combine

Absolutely amazing. The detail, right down to the blades that rotate.






                                               Fokker D7 plane




                                      Peterbilt highway tractor

            The piece above is going to a friend that drove this type of vehicle for years.

                                The love and dedication and long hours that go into his
                                                         art!
                       Each piece is cut from skid lumber and sanded to perfection.

                 
                      Hope you are having a fantastic week!

                                   
                                           Thanks for following!