Garden Tour

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!

008I know some of my Whitehorse friends have been dying to see what I’m growing down here.

010My new yard here in the Shuswap isn’t very big.

022It’s pretty tiny, actually.

021Over the spring I was busy digging a border and filling it up with perennials.

005Some 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…

004Does anybody know what this blue flower is? It isn’t morning glory.

017018At 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.

012I put raspberries under the deck overhang.

014015And vegetables wherever I can fit them in.

019Bush 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.

002There 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)

016There are lots and lots of daisies along the driveway (which are my very favourite) that were here already.

007020Here 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!

003Of course I put in lots of shrub roses. Rosa Rugosa, in honour of us being from the Yukon, you know!

006I hardly bought any annuals at all. Just these to decorate the front gate.

023So that’s us. How’s your garden growing?

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About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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6 Responses to Garden Tour

  1. Rosita S. says:

    Love your garden. Its beautiful.

  2. margaret stedman says:

    We call those blue flowers Balloon Flowers here

  3. I so enjoyed my walk through your garden. THANK YOU! It’s hot here too…ugh!!! Off for my walk before it gets toooo hot. 🙂

  4. Kara says:

    It is all so gorgeous!!

  5. Diabe says:

    Is the blue flower a clematis? Beautiful gardens!

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