These lovely blooms are Lewisia Cotyledon
we grow them in pots and pop them in the perennial border
where there may be a gap in the plantings.
They are available in a variety of colours and are very sturdy plants.
Alliums are wonderful
they are tall and narrow and can be planted in between other plants
they offer an interesting pop of colour.
The bees LOVE these blooms.
Madame Gregoire Staechelin
a climbing rose
in The Humble Bungalow Garden.
Our roses are behind this year due to the cooler unseasonable weather.
May usually is a riot of roses on the garden.
Alas, we will need to be patient,
wait for warm sunshine to encourage the blooms.
Last week a friend and I walked at Butchart Gardens.
The azaleas are out in a full flush of flower
this apricot shade was so fragrant!
The Himalayan Blue Poppies are exquisite.
I have grown these from seed but they are very difficult to keep year after year.
These are blooming in the Japanese section of the gardens.
Their petals look so delicate and thin
like crepe paper.
This yellow azalea was fragrant and sweet
their bright colours look quite stunning
a much needed pop of colour on a cloudy day.
It's a cloudy day here this morning and it feels cool.
I've made a fish chowder for our lunch today.
Saute: 1 diced onion, two chopped carrots and 2 stalks of diced celery
cook until soft.
Add to the pot 1 piece of whitefish chopped into bite sized pieces
I also added some clam juice (1/2 cup)
two chopped up crab cakes that I had in the freezer.
I simmered the ingredients until they were cooked through
added 1/2 cup of cream
salt and pepper to taste and a tsp of dill
Serve with cracker, toast, or a soft bun.
Hope that your week is off to a great start.
Thank you for popping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~