Sunday, 14 November 2021
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Summer is packing her bags up ... slowly
Variegated Porcelain Berry vine in different shades of berries
My Japanese Maples are gorgeous in the morning and early evening sun
This little Chickadee was patiently drinking water in a hollow of the arm from the garden bench
Saturday, 4 September 2021
September seems to be a shy month to me .. slowly dialing the light back bit by bit.
Julia Child " way too many times and for some reason she has stuck it out for me.
This was a dull day picture , and indeed this view looks very dull after the riot of colour it produced.
However I know the hidden potential that is sleeping here and this view will be gorgeous once again.
Joe Pye, to the right of the picture, has been buzzing with activity. It is such a favorite of the pollinators and I am glad I kept it for them. Rozanne geranium, dots the pictures with a touch of blue. Another great workhorse in the garden that I like and recommend. It can sprawl but just give it some support and it will look fine. I use it to surround the lower part of my Fringe Tree aka Chionanthus virginicus
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
White Oriental Roselily Corolla has been an amazing beauty this year .. I feel guilty for not keeping up with the neem oil spray to protect it even further. It has put on a beautiful show in the garden and I had to cut a stalk or two to bring into the house .. it is still going strong and gives off a unusual scent that Garden PA says smells like cinnamon .. I'm not sure myself but what ever the scent is the flowers shine.
Details with a filipendula flower caught my eye, especially with the little hoverfly.Delft Lace astilbe is coming into it's own now. It is a later season astilbe and is very pretty with its dark red stems through out the foliage. The soft pink flower blends in nicely with the other plants.
Little Lamb hydrangea is blooming out quickly. I have to watch for the right moment when it starts to go pink/rose so I can dry some flowers to look at this winter.
My gaggle of geese are so quick right now I almost have to start dead heading to keep the fresh flowers blooming. I don't know what it is but they make me laugh when I see them ..
I really think of beautiful plump white geese in a gaggle.
A little gaggle snuck into the back garden by the Ostrich ferns and giant grass.
That is tough competition to survive !