It’s too hot to sew. It’s too hot to dig in the garden. It’s too hot to go for a walk. How about a garden tour? That will cool us off!
I know some of my Whitehorse friends have been dying to see what I’m growing down here.
My new yard here in the Shuswap isn’t very big.
It’s pretty tiny, actually.
Over the spring I was busy digging a border and filling it up with perennials.
Some plants were already there. I didn’t know what a lot of them were and probably pulled out a few before I found out they weren’t actually weeds…
Does anybody know what this blue flower is? It isn’t morning glory.
At the far end of the yard there is a small vegetable box. Mr. C is going to built me another. I also planted three blueberry bushes and a sickly rhubarb that the neighbor passed along (and is looking much better already). Everything will grow up nice and big over time.
I put raspberries under the deck overhang.
And vegetables wherever I can fit them in.
Bush beans are in the planter at the front of the yard. Please excuse Samson, he is giving me the stink eye because he didn’t feel like posing.
There was this funny oval in the middle of the yard with nothing growing in it but weeds and one scraggly rose bush. So I filled it up with strawberry plants, tomatoes, chives and bell peppers. (oh yes, and marigolds)
There are lots and lots of daisies along the driveway (which are my very favourite) that were here already.
Here is one thing that I almost pulled out this spring. I’m awfully glad I didn’t…it is a hollyhock and already taller than I am!
Of course I put in lots of shrub roses. Rosa Rugosa, in honour of us being from the Yukon, you know!
I hardly bought any annuals at all. Just these to decorate the front gate.
So that’s us. How’s your garden growing?