Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Great Garden Helper

While out and about during my lunch break yesterday, I happened upon a great new friend, just looking for a garden to help out in. He didn't have a name, so I named him Earl, and told Earl that he could come home and help me out with my garden. He was so excited, he jumped on my visa, and into my car, and away we went.

I told Earl: "You're a gift for my Scott, so you have to be real impressive when he gets home, make sure to smile - he loves it when people smile."

Earl replied with his best smile, and I knew he'd be perfect! Ready, Set, Action - Earl went into scene with a passion like no one else - stoic, solid - he nailed that part.

Earl is super excited about Share a Garden Sundays hosted here at Color Outside the Lines. He'll be giving the commentary on the gardens here at Casa de la Vanderdogan - as my muddy hands would be a mess for the keyboard. Give him a break if the writing is a little stiff - he's new at this blog thing. SMILE, and Enjoy your Tuesday!


  1. Well Earl is a perfect gemtleman!

  2. Hahahahaha! I like Earl. Tell Earl to remember his sunscreen this weekend.

  3. Not only is Earl a perfect gentleman (quote La Maison Fou), but he is also one cool and pretty sharp Dude!
    Hugs -Brenda-

  4. I cannot get the "Earl" song by the Dixie Chicks out of my head now ... thanks Mr. Artie!

  5. such Romanesque features.
    he looks very content, now!
    a place of prominence at your address.

    excellent find!
    and you weren't even looking?
    even more magical!


  6. I like Earl. He will be a good helper. I have Alba on my coffee table - she makes me smile every time I see her. Love your blog!

  7. Hey Earl is so goodlooking...does he have any brother or cousins for my garden? :)

  8. Earl is perfect! I love treasures in the garden -- unexpected treasures and Earl is perfect!

  9. What a handsome fella! He looks perfect there...Christine

  10. That Earl is a handsome devil! Looking forward to Share a Garden! Susan

  11. Earl is fabulous!! ... and so are you.
    He's a great addition! You have a great eye and always know exactly what your casa needs. House Whisperer, indeed!!
    Bring Earl with you in August!
    xo Isa

  12. Earl...the stoic watcher over all things green. Now, just turn the guy into a lamp and stop hounding me for mine. ;P

  13. LOVE Earl! lol.... Hoping Scott and Earl got on well and good luck in the contest!

  14. Why the long face??

    Just kidding, he's a perfect garden addition. He appears very wise.

  15. I like Earl - He's cool!!

  16. Who wouldn't love Earl!
    He's got such personality. You have such a great eye.


  17. Mary @Boogieboard CottageJune 4, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    What fun, fun place to sit and have dinner outside, I love Earl! Great job. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

  18. How the hell is he going to blog for ya? he doesn't have any arms!

    He's pretty damn cool looking in a spooky kind of way. I love that you named him too!

    Justine :o )

  19. Absolutely gorgeous tent, love how you threw that together! Great tablescape, thanks for sharing... the more plants the merrier! Can't wait to see how you add those to the scene! ~Katy

  20. We are indeed kindred spirits as our family names our gnomes, etc in addition to the baby hummingbirds that are currently nesting in our chandelier. :)

    I adore EARL!