Flower Time | GBGV | Mischief Monday

As you know I live in Minnesnowta where July is the only month on record without a snowfall! Yikes! Sometimes I have to wonder why we moved here!  Normally we plant our pretty flowers by mid-May but this year since we had snow until May 3rd, things were a bit delayed. It has been exceptionally cold, so mom wanted to wait to get our flowers and then she went off to Blogpaws so we had to put it off for yet another week. Finally, she went out and got flowers so all that was left was for me to plant them in our pots for her.

hauling flowers

We have several larger pots on our deck, so I figured the best plan of attack would be to load those plants into the wheelbarrow and take them around back that way.

working the dirt

I use my old pool that has some leaks to put my dirt mixture in so it doesn’t make a big mess on the deck. I can mix it up nicely in there and then easily scoop it into my pots.

flowers in the planter

After I get the dirt, the plants and some more dirt in the pot I need to get my paws in there and pack it down a bit to keep the plants in place.

finished flower pot

Yep, the first one is done! I think it looks pretty and it kind of matches my gardening outfit and tools. Now I just have 3 more to plant on the deck and 2 out front.

Smelling the flowers

Once you finish planting, don’t forget to stop and take a moment to sniff your hard work!

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    • Emmadog says

      Believe it or not last night outlying areas had frost warnings…but at some point you just have to plant!

    • Emmadog says

      Thanks, I bet you kitties would like to dig around in the plants a bit, my kitties get in trouble for that a lot 😉

    • Emmadog says

      They will be great once they grow a bit, but for that we need some sun and warmer weather!

  1. says

    Oh, Emma, you are quite the gardener!! I absolutely adore the photos…two of my favorite things, a cute dog and beautiful flowers. Great job!

  2. says

    Great job Emma! Your plants look lovely! I live on the same property as my family’s garden nursery. Just got done planting 3 flower beds – so fun!

  3. dogloverofmax@gmail.com says

    Emma I never cease to be amazed by you and how you look so perfect in every photo you take! Your Mom is one brilliant photographer and you are the perfect model!!! You make us smile everytime we see you!

  4. says

    Wow I am very impressed, as is typist – she loves the paddling pool idea as she was complaining about getting soil everywhere when she was doing her pots last week!

    • Emmadog says

      It is quite a good idea that mom had as she hates having to sweep up a mess. Now we can just dump the pool in the grass when we are done :)

    • Emmadog says

      I work hard at my tasks 😉 And what do you mean realistic? I am a real dog doing a job!

  5. says

    You are definitely an experienced gardener Emma and a very neat and organized one too…You can teach my Momz a few things :)

    • Emmadog says

      I try to keep the mess to a minimum although planting and playing in the mud would be much more fun!

  6. says

    That’s so nice that you are so helpful. Rita just tries to stand in between me and the pots. (Maybe she’s at least *trying* to help.) I can’t believe July is the only month on record with no snow! Yikes! But, on the bright side, you don’t have to work in the yard all year ’round. :)

  7. says

    Eleven months with the possibility of snow. Yikes is right! Nice job planting though…love the idea of using the kiddie pool. And to think we threw ours away last year when Toby “ate” it. :-(

    • Emmadog says

      I bury the bottom parts of the flower plants, but I am not big into burying things since my sister would just dig them up and steal them.

    • Emmadog says

      She is the laziest dog! She just hangs our and looks pretty while I work my little furry behind off 😉 I guess she feels that since she is almost 11 she deserves a break.

        • Emmadog says

          Oh yes, I actually cause a lot of trouble because I call her to action a lot which mom does not appreciate! She would kill for me or mom, no doubt :)

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