Gardening is a passion of mine...
I've been pottering about in the dirt
planting and growing things
since I was a little girl.
Now that I am in my 60's I find my muscles get tired after several hours.
I used to be able to garden for hours on end...
Those were the "giddy days"
when my escape from the stresses of work
get into my gardening clothes and totally lose myself in the garden.
Last year we hired a gardener to do the lions share of the work
I am still very involved just not so much hands on...
I do so love the creative process...
finding pots, plants and placing them in the garden.
Hand watering allows me to evaluate what looks good,
what may need some TLC
what changes that I might consider making...
Flowers over grasses
as the blooms elevate the ordinary...
are my preferred shades
On Pender I noticed many bright and cheerful flowers in bloom.
Pretty purple blooms absolutely POP when juxtaposed with the grey of the rocks.
A few more pieces of beach glass to add to the jar
from a beach near Port Washington.
I found a lovely urn at Renaissance Studio Antiques on Pender Island.
It was a beast to move...
it took two people to wrangle it into my Volvo
and another two people to unload it once I returned home!
Popped a hosta plant into the urn...
behind the urn are planted several mop head hydrangeas in a creamy shade.
They get quite tall and bloom for most of the summer then dry into a tan shade
which look very sculptural and add interest in the Fall months.
At the opposite end of the patio are a mix of hostas and black mondo grasses.
We purchased tomato plants for the greenhouse
a rather wonderful rusty coloured metal orb.
Claire Austin David Austin white roses with a boxwood edging.
Raised Asparagus bed
roses and hydrangeas in the middle
pots with Hellebores and Black Mondo Grass on the exposed aggregate pavers.
Hosta in the urn!
Variegated Iris, Hostas, Black Mondo grass and bluebells
beneath the fragrant pink
Montana Ruebens clematis
Some new plants...
which I will pop into pots early this week when the rain stops.
These two characters Chester and Pepper follow me around the house
like a couple of dogs.
They are great company too...
Chester wants to come out and help in the garden...
There will be lots more to see once the weather warms up and the plants start blooming.
The Humble Bungalow Garden is at its peak in May and June.
Hope you enjoyed this wee garden tour.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~