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White Iris sibirica

A few weeks ago we had gorgeous blue version of this Iris species and now that June is here the taller white one appears ... Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … [...]

2018-06-11T14:01:27+00:00 Monday, June 11, 2018|

Finally – June in the Garden

All months are nice in the garden, but June has to be one of the best for sheer variety. Here are a few flowers we are enjoying as the month begins. Anemone canadensis Viburnum trilobum Spirea (Bridal Wreath flower) Molly's Dell Reliable Iris ... [...]

2018-06-03T11:20:58+00:00 Saturday, June 2, 2018|

Anemone canadensis

Anemone canadensis From a small garden group of this delightful native flowering plant Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … which really just means that you are very welcome to share and [...]

2018-05-31T14:38:35+00:00 Thursday, May 31, 2018|

Garden Birds in May

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak first seen the week before stuck around for several days, coming several times to the feeders and to take a bath in the pond. Mammals were active with a baby rabbit appearing (nibble those dandelions young rabbit, earn your keep) and a skunk wombled through one evening, moving just fast enough [...]

2018-05-20T10:31:37+00:00 Saturday, May 19, 2018|

Sour Cherry Blossom

Sour Cherry Blossom After a wet morning the afternoon sunshine brought crowds of small native bees to work the emerging blossoms on the sour cherry tree. Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License [...]

2018-05-15T16:18:55+00:00 Tuesday, May 15, 2018|

Good Morning

Amelanchier canadensis Early morning in mid-May with the blossom on an Amelanchier canadensis bush glowing in the oblique morning light as breakfast is prepared and we can look forward to another day pottering in the garden. Copyright © All images are made available under a [...]

2018-05-15T16:20:38+00:00 Monday, May 14, 2018|

Sanguinaria

Sanguinaria canadensis The unexpected short spell (it's going to rain tomorrow) of warm sunny days has brought forth the first shoots of Bloodroot (Sangunaria canadensis) which is always a delight to see shooting up at the back of the garden. We will be away for a while from tomorrow so won't see the full [...]

2018-04-24T11:32:15+00:00 Tuesday, April 24, 2018|

Iris, Crocuses and a Rabbit (video)

Iris reticulata Emphatically not a native flower -actually it is native to Russia, the Caucasus, and northern Iran, but cultivated widely in temperate regions. Earns its keep here as one of the first flowers to emerge when the snows leave. Very hard to photograph - in reality it is really a deep purple but auto [...]

2018-04-14T14:41:14+00:00 Wednesday, April 11, 2018|

Magnolia avancé

Trying to hasten the spring ... The squirrels did some late winter pruning and nipped off the tip off a branch on our front garden Magnolia tree ... carefully trimmed and posed in a vase on the kitchen window we hoped, but didn't really expect, that it would flower. It came indoors as a [...]

2018-04-07T18:03:50+00:00 Saturday, April 7, 2018|