We have a well established patch of Lily of the Valley out front
of The Humble Bungalow.
Its' quite the luxury to be able to walk outside and pick a bunch.
I found these bonsai secateurs at the local garden centre.
What drew me to them was their simple style.
They are super sharp which is great when one cuts flowers for the vase.
Crisp clean cuts make it much easier for the water to be absorbed
which helps keep the flowers happily hydrated.
They last longer!
Muguet des Bois
scenting the Humble Bungalow bathroom...
such an intoxicating fragrance.
Raindrops on the Lewisia Cotyledon
We have several of these charming plants...
a few shades of pink, one white and another in apricot.
They seem to like dappled shade and do well in pots.
a stalwart clematis in The Humble Bungalow Garden.
One of the first things that we planted years ago
after ripping out the thorny blackberry brambles and invasive Morning Glory.
What a lot of work it was taming this garden in the early days...
I get tired now just thinking about it!
Its so rewarding now to see the fruits of our labour.
Our garden has been and is a work in progress...
as are many of the gardens of gardeners that we know.
Changing to suit our tastes and needs...'
One of the first roses to bloom
a climbing rose near our back door.
One of many Alliums standing tall above the perennials.
One of my morning routines
at this time of year
is to go outside and hand water the potted plants
and anything else that looks like it needs a drink.
I can pick a few weeds and check on the condition of the plants.
See what might need dead heading and perhaps pick a few blooms.
Its quite relaxing slowly walking about in the garden listening to the birdsong.
Our garden has been home to hummingbirds for many years and this year is the first time that we have seen one of the nests.
Its been exciting watching the mom sitting on her nest.
The nest is so tiny and looks like it is made with dryer lint and lichen.
She gets a bit anxious if we get too close so we are trying to weed and trim things quickly and quietly so as not to make her nervous.
My garden apparel is not worthy of a picture...
my former neighbour
who gardened in pearls, a pretty floral print dress and a straw hat.
I wear yoga pants, a tee shirt and a linen apron with pockets in front.
I use the pockets for secateurs, my IPhone and Kleenex...
for some reason when I bend over my nose runs!
Not at all glamorous or worthy of comment.
I tend to be a messy gardener...
smeared with dirt
leaves in my hair
not even remotely
in my dreams.
Hope that you enjoyed this wee garden tour of The Humble Bungalow Garden.
I have a stack of books to read and am having trouble deciding which one I will read next...
the kettle is about to be boiled,
there will be tea poured and a new chapter awaits.
Which book would you choose?
Have you read any of these books?
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~