Saturday, July 16, 2011

White Garden

The White Garden is coming along..... I see the vision, do you?  So often I view my garden, my plans through glasses tinted with the future in mind.  I see the possibilities beyond the actual. 

 This last picture has some added photo editing....really...hahaha, Can you tell I just discovered Piknik?  Oh the fun!

Rain, Rain, this really summer?

A few weeks ago, we cleaned out an area behind our house to reveal a woodland garden bed complete with rocks.  Did not take long to get a few plants into that area and here we are today - I am thinking this may be a favourite of mine.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cherries, Cherries......birds !

This year our cherry tree is loaded with cherries - apparently our mason bees truly did their work.  Yeah for cherries - but boo to the birds.
Each morning,
....a flock of robins fly over and begin pecking away at their morning snack
...flocks of little gray birds arrive to hide behind the leaves and nibble
...even a hummingbird flits by to take a look
.....but the crows are the most annoying! 
Last year only 3 crows were regular thieves at our tree - this year the murder has expanded to 5 - the 'teens' have joined them.  Caw, Caw, Caw...actually a sound more like a squawk....obnoxious and arrogant crows decimate our cherry harvest.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Garden Tour July 10th, 2011

And to end the week - my first hydrangea of the season displayed in the new treasure from the Chemainus garage sale - love that white ware! This is my first piece to collect and I am so happy it is just perfect for the hydrangea.
Ok, a newbie here -Today I am for the very first time!
  linking this to My Shabby Streamside Studio

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer was this week.......?

We had 3 days of summer - don't get me wrong - it is still lovely out there however, the clear blue sky with the penetrating heat is gone.....for now. Good time for pics tho so here goes.
First, we had brutally chopped down the climbing rose bush at the side of the house and i had planted one piece in a pot. It is thriving and i find it odd to find different colors of roses on the same plant.

And my HOSTA!!! I am counting over 30 blooms!! I am so excited. Hmmm... strange there are only blooms on one half of the plant? Stay tuned for the blooming pics.

And finally the astilbe. I have never had such beautiful color blooms on an astilbe.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sweet peas

Sweetpeas - how delightful! The fragrance is so 'sweet' filling the room. The flowers are not significant on their own except they are 'cute'. What is most wonderful is that one HAS to pick them for bouquets in order to encourage more flowers! I LOVE SWEETPEAS. Did you plant sweetpeas?
Are you picking yours?
Stop and smell them today.

I tried planting sweetpeas in a container this year. The leaves are turning yellow and crisp from the bottom up - do you think that is a result of being in a container?