Spring will be here soon and our seed order arrived today. Radishes, several different lettuce varieties, snow peas. Buckwheat to sow in the half of the vegetable garden that will lay fallow this year. Flowers including many natives to sow this fall, replacing a good good portion of the turfgrass in the front yard.
Feeding songbirds has the side effect of birds dropping seed throughout our yard, which results in volunteer sunflowers popping up. We generally let them pop up and thrive or not. This volunteer adds cheer to the middle part of the vegetable garden.
A recent dinner: Smoked pork tenderloin, smoked mashed potatoes, scarlet runner beans from the garden with red pepper grilled in a foil packet, and picked-that-day grilled corn slathered with a mayonnaise and sriracha sauce aioli.
It was as good as it looks.
This giant sunflower, about three meters tall, dominates the garden’s skyline.
We spend most of our relaxing time in the backyard on the deck. Sometimes, though, we settle in this spot, which provides a completely different perspective on our humble little garden.
To better enjoy this Johnny Jump-up, I got down to its level. It is another of my favourite flowers; we let them self-seed and jump up almost anywhere they can.
Our red yarrow in brilliant bloom and several pollinators frequent it. The adjacent lavender tries to photobomb into the image.
Our towns’ Canada 150 Garden Tour is Saturday July 8 and our humble place is a stop. If you’re in the area I invite you to take the tour. Your $10 ticket ($5 for members) will support the Dresden and District Horticultural Society as well as entitle you to a tour of nine quite different settings. We hope to see you!