A Windy Sunday Garden Tour
Well, since the daisies are finished, if you come up to the front of my house first, you are likely to spot the bright pink petunias hanging by my
Since my guests were cautious about coming through my little house, we entered the garden from the side gate.
I had been given some hollyhock seeds by a neighbour a few doors down, and I knew they had white, pale pink and a rosy pink, but I didn't know which varity would
Of course, they don't bloom the first year they spring up. It is only the second year that they bloom, and I had pampered these through the winter by setting bags full of
leaves around them to protect them from the most severe cold weather. So this year there are two plants blooming, but next year there may be a dozen!
You see, I had trouble having the strength to sow my garden in May, and although I'm feeling stronger now, I am facing the fact that in another year or two
I may not be able to make a garden on my own steam. So my plan is to get as many perennials into the garden as possible. so that it might be a mostly self-care garden.
Here alongside the east garden, I have sown zinnias - which I now regret - as the morning glories have grabbed them with their vines and decided to climb up on the zinnias
instead of the fence.
Here, and scattered throughout the garden, are some Malva plants with pretty violet and white flowers. It turns out that Malva is an herb with many medicinal properties. So I will soon be harvesting the leaves, washing and drying them and putting them away in jars for teas, or to make ointments.
Do you see the two oblong green things closer to the ground? Those are squash. I thought I had sown pumpkin here, but they are all of the same family and squash makes a sweeter
pumpkin pie than pumpkin does, so I'm not all that upset.
Ah, the Kaiser Kronen, my pride and joy!
Kaiser Kronen (meaning, Emperor's Crowns) are Asian lilies that grow their flowers in crowns with all the flowers facing outward in a ring. The Saskatchewan Tiger Lily and the Star-gazer lilies always have just one lily per stem and it faces up to the sky. Mom had grown these on the east side of the house, and
when I moved here, I transplanted some, bringing them with me. along with her peonies and irises. These have multiplied, especially the lilies, so that I have them in many
corners of the garden and yard now.
In the foreground you see a row of my favourite herb, summer savory, or as we used to call it at home, Papakrut.
Here I have some potted petunias and geranuiums on the back steps. The green plant in the background is a citronella, reborn from the ones Gary gave me last year
when he found Superstore loading up the last of their plants onto a truck to take to the dump. He rescued some for me! :)
On the other side of the steps are more petunias, geraniums and basil.
Well, some of the photos I took on Sunday were fuzzy because of the wind, and some looked awkward because of facing into the glaring sun. So I went out on Monday morning, with a bright eastern sun and almost perfect calm, and I took another huge batch of photos. 22 in fact.
Are you tuckered out? Or would you be ready to see some more? All right...Then!
Roses available in softcover! Purchase it at BookLocker.com and it will be in the mail to you
within 48 hours!
Read it Right NOW!
Or ASK at any bookstore!
Tips & Solutions
Do you eat novels like chocolates? Here's one with both weight and excellent flavour! For a
satisfying treat, read Ruthe's Secret
How can you be sure you would like an e-book before you pay for it? In a store you'd stand and read
a couple of chapters first, right? Sit down, take your time; READ six chapters of Ruthe's Secret
Roses for free!