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.
This giant sunflower, about three meters tall, dominates the garden’s skyline.
Faye cam across this colourful cicada while gardening. After this photo session she released it onto the Manitoba Maples’ trunk.
Back on Thursday.
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!
It’s good and important to look around, to find beauty in your surroundings no matter the season. Beauty can be found even in a dry winter – subtle differences in the shades of brown, tan, and grey become more prominent.
Having said that there is nothing wrong with anticipating this summers’ colours. This photo of last years’ dianthus is something to admire, and look forward to.
Though evenings’ light is almost gone, a Purple coneflower still graces with a dash of colour.