It was meant to be though .. not the fairy ... "Waterfall" ... I was left to my own devices on the weekend and that usually means trouble during garden season.
When I happened upon said Ms. Waterfall at a Loblaws garden center ... for HALF PRICE !
They were trying to clear some out to begin that whole shut down sooner or later phase they go through.
So what gardener in their right mind would pass that up ? ..
I of course am never in my right mind ... that finished years ago.
So here she is !
But how gorgeous is she ?
I can't plant her myself .. and the landscaping is still going on and on because of rain delays.
So she will have to wait just a wee bit longer to snuggle up in my garden.
Other plants in the garden (so they won't get jealous ?) .....
Pink Profusion Bowman's Root .... the blooms are like gaura flowers but a little more simplistic.
The foliage is very pretty as well .. I jumped the gun and took pictures too soon to capture the big picture with more blooms open it is amazing !
The "wrap bed" nursery is busy with babies and regular plants ...
Bright red is such a difficult colour to capture with a plant .. especially poppies.
Note to self ... must find more Dazzleberry sedum ... I love the dusty blue colour especially by golden sage ...
This is shot in morning shadow so it is not up to par .. in any case I have two "The President" clematis climbing up my old bicolour lilac .. can't wait to see this clematis bloom !
Lots going on here ... mostly green but flowering will happen at some point ...
I like different textures and shapes and seasonal changes.
All three of my Banana Boat sedge survived .. I wasn't counting on that and ordered all gold Japanese forest grass for a revamped area I am planning ... better to be safe than sorry is what I keep saying to myself ?
Did I mention how much I love Hens'Chicks ? ... almost every garden season I have a strawberry pot of them because they love punishing conditions ... almost has me as a mistress with a whip ?
Seriously though I love to line the edges of the borders with these guys .. again I have to wait for the landscaping to be finished before I can plant two flats of them.
Yup .. a little over board on them.
I am so glad to see many more bees this year than the past years ..
I so hope the decline of healthy hives has stopped and they are regaining a foothold in the environment again.
Too many people have no idea how crucial they are to agriculture and healthy ecosystems all over the world.
I think we should have a "We APPRECIATE BEES!" day ? with all the corny holidays around, surely we can squeeze that in ... with a bit of honey !!