danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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Thanks Dr. Piri Piri Sauce & Grandpa Gurdeep!!

… I think?! Maybe a heads-up, before a heads-down woulda been advisable/appreciated good Doc … as a side note: sharesies with Boy Wonder

… everything was too colose for comfort!!

… how does your garden grow … sorry Tiff, my sick sense of ill-humour, lol!! 😈


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Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Clematis!

LOVE admiring my Clematis … planted smack dab in the middle of my walkway as I leave/come home … clinging & climbing its decorative garden stake …

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House of Hostas!

I love hostas, and after our recent purchases, we now have eight. Eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture btw if you were unaware. Don’t have all the names, is a shame … but they are so beautiful. My iPhone pics y’all!

Olive Bailey Langdon

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Summer Breeze

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Diana Remembered

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Stained Glass

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Robert Frost

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Our first hosta, MANY years ago

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Name unknown

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Bonus Tiff pic of the hosta above, taken last year

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don’t step on the grass, sam!!

… my newly planted grass asshole!! It’s mean and evil, wicked and nasty … Oh, and I know who you are, and that’s two days in a row, lucky-for-your-two-saving-steps-lazy-ass… I ain’t around that time of day … but I swear, I catch ya in the act … I’m puttin’ yer nuts in my vice … if ya have a set I mean!!


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beautiful flowers for a beautiful mother

all wrapped up … SURPRISE

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all vased up … w/ Mother’s Day card …

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and don’t none of ya be latin’hatin’ either, been busy … better LATE than NEVER, right motherfuckers?!


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a wheelbarrow challenged gardener is what I am

… and ’cause of this, I’ve got a broken back (ok, so NOT broken … but danisembellishmentpermitted VERY VERY SORE!! … goes nicely with my green thumb, don’t ya think?), at least a hundred 10 gallon buckets worth filled with dirt and then carried 20 metres to my mound broken back is what I’m talkin’ ’bout. Pity me, please! 😥


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Organic Roasted Dandelion Root

One of the many healthy herbal tea products from Traditional Medicinals … it caught my eye while tea shopping for Tiff as I was familiar with it having previously bought dandelion root tablets. Its health benefits are incredible, and I’m happy having incorporated it into my nightly routine. It has a pleasant taste … you can actually taste the roasted flavour.

… and it’s ORGANIC to boot …

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… steeped, ready to enjoy in my fave Denby mug …

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yes sir yes sir 3 bags full

Story starts a couple months back when Hydro arrived unannounced and butchered the HUGE shrub at the front of our property. Said they needed it cleared to allow access to their box … funny thing for years they never seemed to care/bother ’bout the box or the bush. Removing it created (… and left) such a mess … really was an eyesore (not to mention carelessly snipping my cable/internet line in the process – don’t ask, don’t get me started) with the ground all chewed up and seeing the exposed rusted out original box … it was a blot at the end of my driveway. A bit of complaining from the complainers was all it took. They replaced the box, laid new sod, and planted three beautiful shrubs … really did a great job fixing it up too. Imagine my surprise coming home yesterday and seeing this … couldn’t believe it. Hydro must really want them to survive the winter … I’m guessing they’re hedging their bets (y’all caught that right, lol?) avoiding getting an earful if they don’t!! 😆

my new shrub protectors

spiked and anchored to the ground – ooooh, nice mani-dani


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hosta hostage

… for the variety name … green thumb stumped HELPPLEASE … ANYONE?!?! Was purchased a few years ago (09/10 – perhaps?), and showcased in the President’s Choice Insider’s Report … unfortunately no sign of the plant tag or receipt, but believe me, Tiffany K will def know the name once/if she sees/hears it … she captured this beautiful pic (isn’t it gorgeous?) July/August … Hosta and blooming Daylily together off the walkway to our house!! AND NO, it ain’t Stained Glass … ain’t Sitting Pretty either … the Hosta I mean … come to think of it, me too for that matter!! 😆