Mrs. F.G. has been out in the garden hour after hour, day after day. She grew what seem like thousands of plants from seed and bought more from nurseries. It's been a LOT of work! But the garden is looking great! And things are all growing fast now. I so enjoy getting out there on our deck and patio and inspecting all the plants put in over the past two years.
There always seem to be a poppy, or two, or three, in bloom.
And the patch of bright yellow Leopard's Bane is the brightest spot in the garden just now.
We have several beautiful plants of Solomon's Seal.
And of course the veggies are growing, some of the smaller and faster growers are ready to eat already We're having this lettuce in salads, and I had two nice radishes for lunch today.
The veggies planted in the new circular raised beds, fenced to keep the rabbits at bay, are doing well. These are peas and bok choy.
There are of course a few weeds. This is one of the prettier ones which even Mrs. F.G. tolerates, with its tiny pink bloom. This is Herb Robert, a wild member of the geranium family, and commonly found all along the Niagara Escarpment here.
But my favourite at the moment is this one plant we know as Manitoulin Daisy. We bought it in a nursery, but it's actually a fairly rare flower that grows on the limestone barrens of Manitoulin Island, where we've spent time in the past. The flower reminds me of those wonderful years.
A really lovely garden. I especially love the pretty yellow Leopard's Bane.ReplyDelete
Your bright garden is a delight, those brilliant golds brighten the day and my day down here. I had some Solomon's Seal years ago, and didn't know what it was until those delicate flowers unfolded from below, It is one of my favourites. And I saved some for this garden here . Rain, torrential , where one daughter lives, a huge detour and lots of waiting until she could safely get home late yesterday. Then there are the power outages that Jenn Jilks mentioned. Hope your power stays on.ReplyDelete
So much to see so soon. I find it very impressive.ReplyDelete
Lovely and colourful.ReplyDelete
Everything looks wonderful. Mrs FG certainly did a lot of work.ReplyDelete
I love the variety and colors of all the flowers. I think I would tolerate those wild geraniums too - they are very pretty.ReplyDelete
Your garden shows the care it’s received, FG. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers (and veggies!)ReplyDelete
That pretty yellow Daisy in the last photo is a wildflower? So lovely!ReplyDelete
I'm so impressed with how mature the plants are already. My garden (all in containers) is just starting out. Although we have been eating lettuce which seeded itself from last year's crop.ReplyDelete
I'm always impressed at how well you folks know your flowers. So many varieties that I have never heard of before. Your gardens are looking good:))ReplyDelete
A garden is a joy, but a lot of work too. I have convinced Miriam that only she is equipped to do it well!ReplyDelete
You've got yourself a good gardener in Mrs FG.ReplyDelete
It looks so lovely and colourful ...ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Mrs. F.G. due knows how to garden! Everything is so beautiful for you to enjoy. I like the Herb Robert too, as long as it contributes to beauty and nothing else. ☺ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers, congratulations are due Mrs. F.G.ReplyDelete
I like all the yellow flowers. My buttercups have not budded yet as it is my only yellow flower.ReplyDelete
The lettuce looks really healthy.
Your wife's hard work has sure paid off! Gorgeous garden!ReplyDelete
Yellow flowers are so cheerful! Nice bunch of plants! Good idea with the fine wire to discourage the bunnies!ReplyDelete
she works so hard in her garden, everything looks beautiful!!! we are eating our lettuce too, it has so much flavor when you pick it then eat it, 5 minutes later!!!ReplyDelete