Monday, 15 September 2014

Garden "explosion"

The work is grinding on ... I have yet to transplant plants and plant those daffodils I couldn't resist at Costco ... I am a daffodil person .. they are my favorite Spring flower .. keep those fancy prancy ones and just give me those big sunny smiles the daffs put out no matter the weather !

So ... the work ....
 Kingston is "Limestone City" so limestone is our backbone here ... I love it !

Wayne is finding nice BIG chunks of it and it is coming together slowly but surely : )

Mean while the garden is exploding with the cooler weather ....
This area has to be "edited" big time.

Little Lamb is "pinking up" nicely ...
One of my favorite spots is on the clock .. I have to pick up the mirror, clean and store it before the really cold weather sets in.
Dazzleberry sedum has been gorgeous ... I wish I had picked up more (isn't that usually the case eh?)
I love sedums in general and I finally pinched them back enough this year so they are not flopping.
They look great with everything.
Back to the grindstone ! ...


Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Joy it is beautiful oh yes you have to love the limestone:) Hug B

CiNdEe said...

Wow it looks so nice!!!!! love daffodils too. I have a lot and should dig them up and move them around sometime.(-: I also love tulips but they only last one year because the squirrels love them too. (-;

Lykkelig i hagen said...

I love the daffodils as well! Just bought a packet of white ones and planted yesterday. We have a hugh problem with deer in my garden, they ate all of my tulips this spring. Luckily they don't eat daffodils!
Love from Anne-Kristin in Norway

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Boy I know this journey you are on with the flagstones! We did this in 1999 and again in 2009. Lots of back work. Each and every stone got scrunched down to the ground to level and it often required lifting and adjusting several times. Your pink hydrangea is beautiful! I have a Pink Winky but it's so wimpy looking I am not happy with it. Love the different kinds of sedum you have especially that Dazzleberry! I should pinch back my Autumn Joy Sedum next year. They are real tall this year. I guess you can do that with mums too. When did you pinch yours back?

Country Gal said...

Your gardens are lovely ! A lot is dying off here now because the temps have dropped over night just a few hardy plants are in full bloom ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Grace girl and thank you : )
Limestone is our trade mark eh ? LOL

Cindee girl I have brought Mista' G in to my office for the winter so he is safe and sound. Yup tulips are pretty but don't last.

Hello AK just dropped by your blog and those white daffs are gorgeous .. makes me wish I got some too!

Liz girl hello there : )
I have Pinky Winky in the front garden and it isn't as flowery as I hoped it would be .. but some years are like that. If you are looking for a new one "Summer Lace" from the "Forever and ever" line is gorgeous!
I pinch back starting mid June and continue once a month if they are really growing fast .. they did this year with the cool wet weather.

Thank you so much Elaine : )
Yes you are getting colder faster up north .. but I would love to smell that wood smoke on a crisp day .. you are very lucky!

rochefleuriegarden said...

That path is going to be beautiful! Each stone lovingly placed!

Jennifer said...

Is it just me or is your garden borders wider than ever? It all looks great- even the part that you say needs to be edited.
The world's worst cold has kept me from the garden and the weeds are moving in. Three weeks almost and still I have no energy! Hopefully I can "edit" out a few weeds this coming weekend.
I bought my first bulbs today. I find I buy less tulips each year and more daffodils. Like you, I love their happy spring faces.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thank you Alain ... it has been a wish for so many years it is hard to believe it is actually coming together : )

Jennifer girl .. I'm so sorry you are feeling so rotten .. it can really drain the life out of you with some of those colds and flu .. take extra vit C and D ! and rest .. don't worry about the garden .. I have left mine up in the air for weeks now myself .. that is why it looks so full ? LOL
Take care girl : )

Anonymous said...

oh my. you were serious about a "project," weren't you??!!! That is a BIG one. So no more grass??? I can't wait to see the finished paths. Do you have to move plants because the paths are getting wider?? or because they are getting trampled by the workers? Wishing you a quick finish and hope it's exactly how you envisioned it!
Good luck getting your daffodils planted too. I have bulbs to plant as well but why do I love those frilly double tulips so much??? I need to be more practical!!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Kathleen girl !
Yes ... this is a big project and it is taking a while because I am letting Wayne pick at it between other projects he is working on .. but our neighbors (and we) are getting anxious about the new fence and gates getting put in sooner rather than later ...
I will miss the nice grass but our summers are not as moist as they were this years so those paths would be burnt grass a lot of the time.
No .. not a lot of damage .. they have been very careful .. and I do HAVE to be practical .. I can't handle as much as I could before so this helps and looks wonderful .. so fitting to have limestone plaths in the Limestone City !


Finally they're working on your garden!!!! I'm so excited for you. I hope you'll do a before and after when it's finished. I love that hydrangea so much. My 'Pinky Winky' is nice but I really like the fuller flowers. The sedum 'Dazzler' I think you called it, is extremely gorgeous. I bought a dark one called 'Touchdown Teak' but the flowers are sort of a disappointing beige. Cheers, my dear.

Leslie's Garden said...

Goodness I love your garden! It's just gorgeous now. I have absolutely nothing in my garden. I will have to remember that about pinching the sedums. mine flop all over. It really increases the amount of blooms, too! Honestly Joy! You are just the most creative gardener.I could just stare forever!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Gracie .. it is such slow going with this path I am a wee bit disappointed .. the fence went up so fast we thought the path would be the same but nooooooo BIG sigh !
Dazzleberry is a really pretty sedum I hope to split some next year and share the love? haha Funny .. my Pinky Winky hasn't done much this year either, I wonder if they all had a mid life crisis ?

Leslie you are too sweet ! Thank you!
It is in a real state right now though ... I have been sick for weeks and thank heavens my garden PA has watered for me .. otherwise ugh !
I hope to get in it soon and do what needs to be done !!