Sunday, December 09, 2018

Jeffery's Garden Photos

The next entry in the EIGHTH ANNUAL INFOMANIAC GARDEN PHOTOS EVENT is Jeffery from Philadelphia. 

Click pics to enlarge.
Moon Vines
Jerusalem Artichokes
Foxgloves and Prince of Orange Poppies
The Jungle
Cimicifuga, Liatris, and Sweet White Peas

Thank you, Jeffery!

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Jon's Garden Photos


Our first entry is from JON in London, England. Click pics to enlarge...

From "Narnia" to "Club Tropicana" in one year? What an utterly stressful start we had to 2018 (and especially so for our garden) - we put down a deposit in January on a new flat, then had the onerous task of digging up our entire, mature, carefully-nurtured plant collection in order to either dump them, give them away, or re-plant them into pots, in preparation for the move. In February! As if that wasn't bad enough, we could only watch as probably the worst, coldest, dampest March in decades ["The Beast from the East"] froze everything we'd transported.

But once things thawed out - and we went on to have a lovely mild Spring - the whole shebang survived and thrived (entirely in pots) through the Great Heatwave we had in June, July and August - and in the process we created probably the best garden we've had so far... 

[clockwise from left] Hesperis matronalis (Sweet Rocket); Ipomoea tricolor (Morning Glory) "Kniola's Black"; Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove); Lilium martagon "Nicotine".

[clockwise from left] Aquilegia x hybrida "Blue Star"; Dahlia (grown from seed variety "Bishop's Children" back in 2014); Fuchsia "Bobolink" (just one of twenty-one varieties we have collected this year); Monarda didyma "Red Colours".

Tree Lily (probably "Pretty Woman"); Asarina scandens; Phlox paniculata; Ipomoea lobata (Spanish Flag).

There's much, much more I could share pictures of, of course - from early spring bulbs such as iris, snowdrops, daffodils and crocus, to early summer flowers like lupins, thalictrum, geranium, polemonium, lobelia and campanula, to annuals (or half-hardies) such as petunia, hollyhock, pelargonium, verbena, mimulus, nicotiana, begonia, thunbergia, cobaea and impatiens, to the ever-lovely and enduring salvias.  But one has to stop somewhere!

And what better way than with our mid-summer visitor, the endlessly amusing "Smiling Wasp" (Ectemnius cavifrons), which helped rid us of pesky caterpillars for several months, all the while craning its neck to keep its eye on us?!

Thank you, Jon!

Sunday, December 02, 2018

TFGES: The Journey Continues

Before we start in on the garden photos, be sure to visit Rimpy Rimpington's Continuing History of the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts

Rimpy picks up where my Definitive History of the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts left off but he also does a bang-up job of recapping all the previous entries.

Rimpy Rimpington

Mr. Rimpington is now in charge of documenting the further adventures of our beloved item of green apparel. 

A round of applause for Rimpy! Long live The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts

And another round of applause for Mr. DeVice. When you visit Rimpy's blog, you'll see the map Mr. DeVice created at the top of the page to follow the trail of filth as The Shorts circle the globe. 

So CLICK HERE now for The Continuing History of the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Coming Soon - The Big Reveal!

We'll soon reveal your submissions to the Eighth Annual Infomaniac Garden Photos Event.

Rather than one long post, you'll each have your own individual garden photos post. I'll publish your photos in the order in which they were received.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Got Houseplants?

In the last post, I asked you to send me your garden photos for the Eighth Annual Infomaniac Garden Photos Event. So far, I've received entries from several of you Bitches. 

This message, then, is for the Mr. Peenees of this world who said, "Since the people who bought my house insisted the yard come with it, I will not be able to compete this year."

If you don't have a garden, send me a photo of your houseplant(s). Or the floral arrangement on your dining room table. Or tie a bow around that stalk of celery in your fridge.

I do, however, draw the line at this sort of thing...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Call for Garden Photos

Send in your garden photos for the Eighth Annual Infomaniac Garden Photos Event

No deadline. Just do it.

Better late than never.

No more than 10 photos per person and please give a brief description of each photo, and tell me which town and country you're in

Saturday, October 06, 2018

The Latest Winner of The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts!

The winner of The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competiton is AlpoJones in the state of Washington, USA. Click here. I've also posted the photo, here...

Congratulations, AJ! AJ's entry, as you can see, is on a Tumblr site. AJ has wasted no time posting her photo, and getting the next FGES competition up and running. She's ready for your captions.

If you want to win The Shorts (of course you do!) check out Rimpy Rimpington's post here for details on how to enter.

Rimpy shows us that we don't have to be a member of Tumblr to enter AJ's Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition. 

Deadline: 10/31/2018 at 11:59:59 PM PDT

A round of applause for Rimpy Rimpington who did a most excellent job of getting the competition up and running again.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Big Freakin' Reveal

The big reveal for The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts will be taking place soon...

The Mistress has a wave of house guests from now until the end of the month and will be too busy to participate in the joy of discovering the name of the winner of The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts

In my absence, visit Rimpy Rimpington who is hosting the contest. 

Rimpy says, "I hope to have the announcement of a winner posted by Sunday (Aug. 19) evening."

Ciao for now, Bitches. And good luck!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Time Is Running Out!

You want to win The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts?

Time is running out! 

The deadline is 11:59:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Go here to enter.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts - Rule to Remember

If you win The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts (enter here), do NOT make alterations to them.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Put On Your Big Boy Shorts

It's time to retire your old green shorts...

And wear The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts!

Rimpy Rimington is hosting a new competition. Submit your caption here to win.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition RIDES AGAIN!!!

You've waited over FIVE LONG YEARS for the return of The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition but it seems that our last winner, Princess must still be doing alterations to them...

Enter RIMPY RIMPINGTON to revive the contest with his Return of the Revenge of the Son of The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts!

Click here to read all about it and see Rimpy himself in the new STAIN-FREE SHORTS!

Bravo, Rimpy!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The NEW and Improved Freakin' Green Elf Shorts!

"I've dedicated my life to winning the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts," says Infomaniac Bitch, Rimpy Rimpington.

The last Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition was won by Princess of Australia in May, 2013. There hasn't been a contest since then and the Shorts have not travelled in more than FIVE YEARS.

Despite Rimpy's continued efforts to contact Princess to get the competition ball rolling, there has been no word as to when Prinny might rise to the occasion. 

So Rimpy took matters into his own hands. He contacted Andrea Knapp, the creator of the Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition and explained the situation. Andrea sent Rimpy a brand new pair of Shorts!

And so Rimpy is happy at last, having achieved his life's goal to acquire the Shorts. 

No stains!
Rimpy plans to hold The Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition as soon as possible so stay tuned, Bitches, and visit his blog, here.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Pool Party!

Jump in, Bitches!

Sunday, July 01, 2018

The Heat is On

It's Canada Day AND Norma's birthday, Bitches!

The Mistress is not going anywhere. 
Temperatures for the next few days hover around 46°Celsius. That's over 114°Fahrenheit. 

I'm keeping my undies in the icebox.  

Monday, June 11, 2018

It's About Time

What do you Bitches use to tell the time?  

A wristwatch? A Smartphone? A sundial?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Heat Wave

So spring finally sprung but now we're havin' a heat wave!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spring Has Finally Sprung

At last...

Start snapping photos in anticipation of the Eighth Annual Infomaniac Garden Photos Event, to be held in the fall.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring Forward

The Mistress has not yet witnessed the arse end of winter.

It continues to snow.

The weekend saw a freezing rain storm lasting 48 hours with a major power outage.

A few days before that, the temperature was -18°Celsius (-0.4°Fahrenheit).

The nation is gripped in existential despair...

And The Mistress is cranky.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Hot DOG!

On March 23rd, Infomaniac turns 12.


Isn't that about the time one experiences puberty?

In any case, help yourself to as many weenies as you can handle, Bitches.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Happy Birthday, Mr. DeVice!

Please join me in wishing Mr. DeVice a GAY and happy birthday!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Please Continue Holding

The Mistress is experiencing a time management problem.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Your Call Has Been Forwarded

Your call has been forwarded to an automatic voice message system...

The Mistress is out of the office for a few days but please leave a message and she'll get back to you...eventually.

Conference call amongst yourselves, Bitches.

Housekeeping note: Some of you Bitches are experiencing technical difficulties while loading Infomaniac.

Mr. Peenee says, When I try to log-on to your site, it only loads as far down as Justin Trudueau's nipples and then stops. I understand being stunned by them at first, but this happens every time. I then reload and everything's hunky dorey. Been this way for several days.

Norma chimes in with, Exact same thing's been happening to me.

So The Mistress tried replacing the JT nipple photo with another JT nipple photo, thinking that perhaps the photo had caused the problem.

Peenee pipes up yet again, Your attempt to trick Blogger by switching pictures of Justin Trudeau's nipples (and how many snaps of them are there? Do you have all of them?) failed to work. The page still loads down to M. Trudeau's manly pecs and is overwhelmed and freezes.

Bitches, I have no idea what's going on nor how to solve this issue but please keep me informed. 

And yes, Mr. Peenee, I do save all of them, if you must know.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Ladder Safety, Continued

How many times do you Bitches need to be reminded about ladder safety?...


Don’t lean too far in either direction. Overreaching is a major cause of ladder accidents.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

What Did We Miss?

Some of us can't stay awake to watch the Academy Awards in its entirety...

What did we miss?

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Cruisin' with Norma

It's the weekend and you're cruisin' with Miss Normadesmond...


Where is this journey taking you, Bitches?

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The Wearing of the Green

To celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month, we here at Infomaniac present Men in Green ...

Green SHORTS, that is...



This will have to do until Princess posts the next Freakin' Green Elf Shorts Competition, whenever that may be.