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Canadian Gardening: The Boys Arrived in Whitby!!

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 28, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #7215283

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1041685/

As I was on my way out the door for work this morning at 7AM, a delivery van pulled into the driveway with a box containing what I could only hope was the Boys. As I couldn't miss my train, they had to wait all day still packed up, on our breakfast table, and I'm sure the cats gave the box a once or twice over during the day.

I opened the box tonight and they were very happy to be unwrapped and out in the open. Boy did they give the cats a dirty look!!

I don't have much time at home during the week so I'll introduce them around tomorrow night with the camera. They've already shown an interest in visiting the critter bathroom off the kitchen ... and had a look outside at the squirrels gathering all the dropped walnuts - they weren't very sure about that ... pictures will follow ...


Christine
MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

October 28, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #7215509

I bet the boys would be worried about going outside, maybe one of those squirrels would want to pick up one of them?! The are quite dashing fellows.
echoes
South of Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 3a)

October 28, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #7215563

Can't wait for some photos of them in Whitby
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #7218838

The Boys started investigating the house tonight, starting with the critter bathroom. They had quite the conversations with frogs, turtles, lizards and a few fish and invited these few to pose with them on the back of the john. They then washed their hands to continue the journey.

Christine

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
2:21 AM

Post #7218862

The next stop was in the dining room. They climbed up on this plant stand to visit the hoyas; they talked a mile a minute with the plants but I couldn't understand a word of it, silly things were all talking in jibberish!


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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #7218872

Only the bear braved the climb up to the top of mount hoya multiflora in the living room - he seems to be saying "does this make me a shooting star?"

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #7218880

Behind the two fat pusses is three rather indignant visitors.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #7218896

Lily stayed visiting a little longer than Lupin did. The Boys recovered their composure and eventually forgave the thorough sniffing. But I could tell they were planning some kind of revenge...

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
2:33 AM

Post #7218905

More posing with plants in the living room; they seem to be bonding.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
2:35 AM

Post #7218914

A visit to our bedroom couldn't be complete without a climb up onto a rope hoya.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #7218942

This is their final picture for the critter and hoya tour of the house. Its in our spare bedroom, and they all picked a different plant to climb onto. They want to spend some time outside tomorrow, but since I don't get home until after dark, my husband has said he'll take them on a journey around the yard and take some pictures.

Good night from the Boys in Whitby, more exciting pictures tomorrow!


Christine

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
4:01 AM

Post #7219237

What a lovely chance to see some of your beautiful Hoya's, Christine. That Multiflora in bloom is spectacular! The boys are lucky to have a visit with the Canadian Queen of Hoya. ;)

Looking forward to tomorrow's photos. ^_^
MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2009
4:23 AM

Post #7219302

Christine, that hoya multiflora is beautiful.
*snicker* glad to hear they washed their hands after.. um... you know... :)

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

October 29, 2009
8:43 PM

Post #7221298

WOW !!! I sure wish my .. ummm ... NONOFLORA Hoya could see that bloom .. might give it a few ideas.

Lovely pics .. the Travelling Trio looks to be in fine shape ^_^

~M~
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #7222228

Thanks! Today, DH introduced the trio to our yard, as messy as it is with all the fallen leaves that are too wet to clean up. But they sure had fun!

First they spotted the pile'o'frogs in our 'zen' garden at the side of the house and, remembering the critter bathroom I guess, wanted to hang out with them for a bit.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #7222253

Then, they wanted to be at the top of the world, so he didn't tell them that it was only the top of an obelisk that's home to a clematis getting ready for its big sleep.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #7222278

Here they are at the bottom of our yard scaling the wall that DH built out of big pieces of concrete that the former owners used to border the front gardens. I'm not sure if the wall is to keep the euonnymous in or out - the stuff goes nearly the entire width of our property, about 8' deep - and so does the wall.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #7222286

Playing peek-a-boo in the euonnymous, the little devils.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #7222292

And in the maple tree...

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #7222298

Attending a rock concert beside the patio. The squirrels were singing "Leave our walnuts alone!!"

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #7222310

Just chillin', sitting on the fence. Rebel next door was a very confused dog while they were out and about, but didn't want to come over to visit. He can be a bit shy around bears and moose.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #7222317

They're further down in the yard again here, checking out the Rose of Sharon. Funny, but that's the last tree to get its leaves in the spring and the last leaves to lose its leaves in the fall.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #7222337

I'll continue with their escapades tomorrow night; and Saturday being Halowe'en, we'll get some pictures with our dressed up visitors. We're also planning to take them to the costume party we're going to Saturday night.

Sunday, we'll pack them up for their trip to their next destination.

Good night from the Boys and Christine and JC.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 30, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #7222341

Christine!! I just found you lol
So nice to see what the Hoya you sent me will look like! Beautiful ^_^
I'm sure the Boys are enjoying themselves ^_^
A Critter Bathroom?! unusual name for it, but I guess it's because you have critters all through it lol At first I thought you meant the cats were critters and were talking about their litter pan LOL
The boys look in great shape, and so's your garden!
Enjoy your visit with the boys ^_^

~Susan~
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
2:04 AM

Post #7222370

Yes, critters. In our old house we had two big full bathrooms, one was decorted with frogs, one with fish. In the 7 years we lived there, people would come to our house with frogs and fish, we'd get them for Xmas presents, birthday presents, buy them in garage sales, whatever. When we moved here last year, our only full bathroom is small so we just couldn't decorate it the same. But the powder room on the main floor is quite unique with a closed up window that had been fitted with shelving ... so, all the frogs, fish, and every other critter we had: birds, turtles, snakes, lizards, toads went into it. Thus, the critter bathroom. The boys only posed with about 5% of the inhabitants. The story is about them, after all...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 30, 2009
5:30 AM

Post #7222899

lol too cute!!

~Susan~

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2009
11:29 AM

Post #7223159

Great pics and I'm sure glad they made it to your house. But they aren't all "boys" this time. See: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7100992 - Bow-winkle, Jerome Jr. and Winnie. LOL
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #7225017

Ooops, I stand corrected!!

Well, here's Bow-Winkle, Jerome Jr. and Winnie checking out DH's last hot chili.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
11:13 PM

Post #7225026

And here they are at the front of the house, proudly announcing that they are real live Canadian hosers!

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #7225032

Here they seem to be saying See der tree? (sorry ... well, not really...lol)

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
11:17 PM

Post #7225043

Then they had a nice rest against the euphorbia in the middle of my sedum bed.

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
11:21 PM

Post #7225058

That's it for now. Tomorrow the scary stuff will start. Glad you're all enjoying this; its really been fun hosting them.




Christine

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #7225763

Thanks for the pics, Christine. Looks like they are having a great visit with you.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #7228427

love the comment about rock concert hahahahahahah and the hosers
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

November 2, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #7233036

Well, Halloween was a washout - my husband had a migraine, so we didn't make it to the party, and only one kid came to the door. One of the benefits/drawbacks of living on a dead end street.

So I'm expressposing the Lass and Lads off today to Weslemkoon today.

Its really been fun, thanks for including me in this.



Christine
DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

November 2, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #7233587

We enjoyed their visit with you as well, Christine. ^_^

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

November 3, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #7235602

We know you'll miss them, but I am sure they had a great time ... the pics tell the tale ^_^

Sorry to hear about DH migraine, hope it's gone by now.

ON to Weslemkoon !!

~M~

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2009
4:14 AM

Post #7236097

Actually, Weslemkoon is not responding to Dmail. We may skip her unless I get a response by the morning.

Ann

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 4, 2009
1:07 PM

Post #7240036

We will skip Weslemkoon and send the lads on to nevrest. Are you ready, Dorothy?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

November 4, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #7241354

Looking forward to Dorothy's pics!! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!! ^_^

~Susan~

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 5, 2009
4:22 AM

Post #7243081

Does anyone know how to contact Dorothy? She has not responded here OR to my Dmail either. Or should we skip her and go on to Ann in Edmonton?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

November 5, 2009
5:16 AM

Post #7243213

I dunno, Ann...
We're losing some of our hosts...
Well, if they want, they can always catch the boys on the next heading east!

~Susan~

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

November 5, 2009
12:10 PM

Post #7243517

WOW .. what a conundrum .. since Lorna is home now .. if you'd like .. I can take the trio .. doesn't matter to me now as I will be a home body for a bit ..

I think my address is still on the main list (albeit crossed out) .. if you need it again .. let me know .. I sure don't want the team to Peter out !!

~M~
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

November 5, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7243813

I've just dmailed Dorothy, but a stop in Thunder Bay on the way would be a nice break for the trio - they've been in my desk drawer here at work all week!


Christine

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2009
4:22 AM

Post #7246464

Let's send them to Marilynne in Thunder Bay. That gives us a bit more time to try to get a response from Dorothy. I think Marilynne's address is still legible on the mailing list, but let me know if it isn't. I'm anxious to get them on their way ASAP as they've been delayed so many times.
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

November 6, 2009
1:43 PM

Post #7247029

I'll do my best to get them out to Marilynne by expresspost today. I do have her mailing address, thank you Marilynne.


Christine

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

November 6, 2009
5:01 PM

Post #7247646

Not a problem Christine .. and don't worry about getting them off today if you haven't time right now .. they'll get here :-)

~M~

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

November 6, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #7247667

yes, Christine - as long as we know where they are, and that they'll eventually get there, I think that's all that matters ^_^

~Susan~
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

November 6, 2009
7:27 PM

Post #7247976

They're on their way to Marilynne.

C.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 6, 2009
8:02 PM

Post #7248054

Great news. I DID get a response from Dorothy, but at this time, she thinks she'd like them during gardening season. We'll see if she changes her mind after Marilynne receives them.

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

November 6, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #7248703

Looking forward to meeting the new trio ^_^

~M~

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

November 7, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #7250358

Looks like they are having a wonderful time with you Christine! I can also tell Nasty Jack has been a little kinder to your location (some of your plants aren't mush yet).

Its wonderful to see how inventive you folks are with your little cross country travelers. :)
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

November 7, 2009
7:27 PM

Post #7250800

Thanks Lilypon, it's 14C here today and sunny. The poppies have new growth...boy are they in for a shock!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 13, 2009
12:42 PM

Post #7269644

I think we need a link to the next chapter in the voyage. You'll find tham at: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1054888/

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