It was a bit of anticipation for us, after one of the worst winters we can recall with crushing cold temperatures, we were not sure what might still be living under the surface of the soil. We seemed to have skipped spring - cold - a bit of mild weather - and then full-on HOT! The garden has grown quickly. It looks like most everything has made it back except for a rose bush, a few heirloom varieties of coneflower, and the lavender took one hell of a beating.
This is where I sit and contemplate the morning most days. . .
The pond is gurgling away - sadly the resident frog did not survive the winter and his corpse, once frozen in the ice, did not survive the cat next door. On one hand . . . ewwwww, yet on the other hand I didn't have to deal with a decomposing bullfrog!
The peonies from my grandfather's garden are doing very well this year - with the heat I don't anticipate the blooms will last long.
The shade garden seems to expand a bit every year . . .
I LOVE this new type of salvia we found this year . . . it's unusual to have a red and white flower instead of the deep red you usually see. We figured it was patriotic for we Canadians . . .
This is a close up of the garden art I bought Paul for our anniversary - two birds on a wire.
Paul picked out this basket - I generally refuse to have these white baskets hanging in the garden because the white plastic is garish but we both really liked the colour combination of the two types of geraniums.
And finally. . .the nasturtiums are in full bloom - love these edible flowers!