Joseph Brian had a bit of a fright Friday morning. He tripped in the forest, fell sideways, and hit his head on the ground. Fortunately, he was wearing a toque. I put ice on his knee, after fetching him some water. He was in shock for awhile. He is better and doesn't seem to have a concussion. (I Googled the symptoms and watched him like a hawk.) He scraped his leg, but seems no worse for wear. What a way to begin the day.
We've snow on the way, it's -7 C., maybe time to do laps at the arena...
a stand that holds them upright (below, left). Also, a little ladder with a Holiday figure to support it. About $25, for only the stake! I don't think so!
I found a great store, 'liked' by a friend on Facebook. Plant & Curio on Preston St. in Ottawa. These would do very well. However, we aren't planning on going to the city in the near future! I will keep this in mind.
This is what I went with. Having sorted through my vases, I recycled a hanging planter found in the shed. I can tie them onto the hook if they get too tall. I even found some fresh potting soil. The roots of the bulbs were beginning to rot, they don't like getting their roots that wet.
There we go. It looks a bit odd for now, but the creche scene in front helps. You are supposed to keep them in the dark until they sprout roots.
I made the creche many years ago out of cardboard cut from cereal boxes, from a design in a women's magazine. I finished it on Christmas Eve.
Jos got her flowers. I tried to figure out how to make this a video, even downloaded the app to switch it from HEIC to mp4, but I failed. Her party is Sunday afternoon. They will have fun at the movies.
UPDATE: I did it!
Josee from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
...the hanging basket seems like a great idea.
Your nativity scene is wonderful.
Pretty sure I know that shop, since I pass through Preston Street a couple times a week. There is an Italian grocer, Di Rienzos, just off the street that's locally famous for their pastas and panini sandwiches
Falls are scary. I'm glad it looks like no serious harm was done.
I look forward to seeing how your amaryllis does in the basket. It's a cool idea.
Good luck with the amaryllus - and I love that happy video (and the beautiful flowers).
Much the same down here, I priced a fancy stake for the gladioli, but it was into the hundreds!!! Sometimes Tomato plants come with a plastic cage, and that supports them quite well. JB, take care out there.
He create such a beautiful home. Here's for healing and wonders coming your way!
That’s a scary fall. I hope he is ok.
Your cardboard creche is beautiful, Jenn. It must have taken you a lot of time. I'm glad JB's fall didn't result in any serious injury, still, it must have been quite a shock.
I agree $25 is a bit much, on the other hand you only have to pay that once and you have the ladder forever.
The hanging basket looks like a good idea.
The hanging basket is a good idea.
Sweet that Jos got flowers.
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