When people ask what we did over the weekend, we always squint and say, “WHY, WHAT DID YOU HEAR?”
Last weekend, we built a new fence and spray painted our furniture to create a new colour scheme. More on that in a bit.
I refer to Dave and my boss as being crazy landscapers, because they get up at 4:30 during the work week. Then they shoot back with the whole, “Hey wait a minute, you are a crazy landscaper too. You just work the afternoon shift!”
I do rise at the reasonable hour of 7:00 am during the week but stay in my luxuriously warm, cozy bed until 8:00 am on the weekends.
Dave’s wit on most days is a hard swallow.
When he wisecracks with, “Is it the early bird that gets the worm? Or the early worm that gets the bird? -Kellie, you will never know cause you don’t get up in time.”
I always respond with, “who the heck cares who gets whom, without coffee what’s the point?”
I honestly am trying to cut out some snooze time because weekends are at a prime, especially, this time of year. This past Saturday we had an appointment at 9:00. It wrapped up early, so we took a road trip to Whistling Gardens.
Whistling Gardens is first and foremost, a Botanical Garden, it has the largest collection of peonies in North America and the biggest and rarest collection of Conifers anywhere. They have great concerts – Ron Sexsmith this summer. And I still can’t even begin. I could write thousands and thousands of words and still come up short, so you need to check out the website. Click on the highlighted words above.
Dave and I met Darren, the owner a few years ago, we love talking with him and have learned so much. I describe him as the bomb Diggity when it comes to plants and gardens. I mean it respectfully though, he has some serious horticultural credentials. His wife Wanda, I’ve only ever met online. This weekend we met in person and as could easily be predicted I thought she was delightful.
She looks after the social media activities of Whistling Gardens and since, I also run the social media desk at the Landscape company Dave, and I work for. We hit it off.
In previous years, Dave and I are always so busy that we show up well after the plants get picked over. On Saturday, it was a veritable smorgasbord of specimen plants. I was able to position us at the top of the pecking order when I saw a notice saying that the Garden Centre was opening.
Darren got a kick out of the word bomb Diggity. I too got my kicks, cause I not only got the worm Dave alludes to.
but I, I mean, we welcomed six new members (as seen in the photos throughout this post) into our plant family and had to do a hasty garden re-design. Dave and I are highly trained professionals so hasty is perhaps not the word.
How about Bomb Diggity? That’s more like it.
Just for interest sake we do have a post from a couple of seasons ago that might tickle your fancy called Gardening : For Early Birds and Worms