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The Town Toad

Mr Toad There are nine species of frogs in Quebec and just one toad, but it's the toads that we see most frequently. Very handsome little chaps. EXIF data Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND [...]

2018-06-17T11:08:28+00:00 Sunday, June 17, 2018|

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|

Just Some Garden Images from the Week

Apart from the fact that the days are warming up and we have had some heavy rain mixed with bright sunny days the main thing to note is that everything is growing like billy-o and the birds are enjoying their time spent in the garden. Lilacs Mostly Dogwoods Magnolia [...]

2018-05-26T17:54:29+00:00 Saturday, May 26, 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|

Suddenly Spring is Springing

We returned earlier in the week from a couple of weeks in very-springy England to find that there were few leaves on the trees here but that garden buds were swelling. Now, four days later you can almost watch the leaves pinging open, change is happening so fast. The grass is visibly growing and [...]

2018-06-14T17:40:05+00:00 Saturday, May 12, 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|