Ruth, with our friend Andrei at the Orheiul Vechi Historical Complex at Trebujeni, Moldova. Photo taken December 2, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ruth's flower gardens

Ruth's mother was an avid gardener, and she loved her flowers. Some of that enthusiasm was passed down to Ruth, and when we owned a house Ruth spent a lot of time working on her flowers.

When we arrived here at the park, there weren't many flowers around and Ruth set about to change that!

Here's what the garden in front of our house trailer looked like when we arrived in May of 2014...

Yikes!

Today!

And, she set out to dress up the entrance way a bit...

Two years ago.

Today!

There was an old well and pump that looked like it could be dressed up a little bit...

Two years ago.

Today. That one was a big project! 
Most of these are perennials that will come out in bloom next year.

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Continuing with our series about strange things for sale on Amazon. A duck carcass press. Apparently works well with rats, possums, and squirrels too!








32 comments:

  1. Well done Ruth. Looks lovely, your Mum would of been proud x

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    1. Thank you Helen! I like to think that see would be proud of it, now I just need to learn the names of some of these flowers and plants! ;-)

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    2. You can paste a photo into the google images search box and it will attempt to identify it for you!

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    3. Thank you Dinah. I do try to keep the little tags from the plants but then they break or get lost. Some of them I know but others just look pretty. ;-)

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  2. I have a brown thumb, can I borrow Ruth? ;c)

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  3. Good for you, Ruth. Looks great!

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    1. Thank you! There is still more work to be done on the big bed by the old pump but it is getting there. I mainly need some better soil and more plants to fill it in with. Another year or two and it should be where I want it.

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  4. Wow, well done Ruth! No wonder the park people love you guys

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    1. Thanks! Have to say that they do seem to like it, we have definitely had nice comments on it. :-)

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  5. Love the gardens she sure did a great job !

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  6. What a transformation! Lovely and so inviting.

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    1. Thank you Lori! It was hard work but I sure enjoy the looking at the more or less finished product.

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  7. Love the flowers, what a wonderful change for the park.

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    1. Thank you Contessa! The people certainly seem to enjoy them, they say they like how it brightens up the park. :-)

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  8. I have a small garden that needs tending. Want to do some housesitting? :)

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    1. If we didn't already have so much planned, you know we would jump on that offer in a minute! :-)

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  9. Wow! Looks great Ruth! Some colour sure dresses the place up!

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    1. Thank you Peter! The colour does spruce things up around here for sure.

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  10. Great job, Ruth! I bet the flowers and other landscaping you've added bring joy to your campers!

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    1. Thank you Dinah! Yes, I think it does as I get quite a few compliments on the flowers from the campers. :-)

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  11. Kevin! Oh! My! Gosh! I am laughing literall OUT LOUD and spitting on my phone as I read the reviews on the duck carcass press. Priceless.

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    1. The people who take the time to write those reviews have quite the imagination and have far too much time on their hands! ;-)

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  12. Well done Ruth. Your gardens are beautiful.

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  13. Gorgeous job, Ruth. What a big difference landscaping makes in adding so much beauty to the place.

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    1. Thank you Paul and Marsha. Yes, it makes a big difference.

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    1. Yes, it is quite a transformation from when we started and it is still a work in progress, thank you! :-)

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