Thursday, June 22, 2017

First Summer Garden Tour


                                                                         Welcome Summer!

                                              Summer has arrived and the garden is bursting into bloom!

                                                                        I took a few quick shots last
                                                                        evening of some highlights.

                                                                          The lupins are amazing this year.

                                                                               
Chives
                                                             This morning I grabbed my camera
                                                             and took a few more shots. The Korean
                                                             lilacs are in full bloom and smell heavenly.
                                                           

                                                                        Martha's Garden

I am going out with my daughter for a
little time out before school is out for the 
summer but I hope to see you soon as there
is so much more to show you!

Enjoy your day!

Carolyn

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Garden Tour




Happy weekend!


      I hope you are enjoying a beautiful
weekend!

            I just came in from working in the garden
                   and even though it is lightly raining, I enjoyed
                   doing all the little chores that need to be done.
                    It is somehow very satisfying to me as I know
                 the tying up clematis, pruning and weeding
                will make a big difference to the beauty of
     the garden.


                                                            Above, you can see my earliest peonies from
                                                            my Dad's garden are in bloom now along with
                                                            the lupins. Lupins grow wild here on Prince
                                                             Edward Island and our ditches are full of them
                                                             but I still love to have some in the garden

They are very showy!


Alliums are blooming all around the 
garden as well as they self seed. I love
that they bloom in that little lull between
the spring bulbs and the early summer
perennials .



Our weeping flowering crab is past now
but last week it was beautiful.


The French Lilacs are still blooming
but some are already getting past.
Our Canadian Preston Lilacs are
getting ready to put on their show
    though along with the Korean Lilacs.


Love the Sensation Lilac.


We have lots of hostas spread around
the garden and they are looking lush
and full.


I love watching the birds going to and fro feeding
their young......this one has her nest in the yew tree
just outside our kitchen window so I can
watch them grow from the window.


We have about 140 peonies  spread out
around our garden in all the different
beds and most of them will be in full
bloom in a couple of weeks.



The tree peony is blooming now. I love
it's big papery blooms.


This was taken a week ago so you can see the
layout of the south beds. The Yellow Bird Magnolia
is blooming on the right at the back.


If it wasn't for the rain I would be out there
taking more photos as the garden has changed a lot
since these were taken.
There is some hot humid sunny weather coming
tomorrow so that will make the garden jump ahead
I have some early roses popping out now as well.

We decided to have a Open Garden on July 4th in 
the evening between 6 and 8 p.m. so if you
live close and would like to visit come along
and bring a friend!
I will mention it again as a reminder
though and the tour goes rain or shine.

We have already had hundreds of Japanese
visitors this spring ~ they come through
Prince Edward tours by bus. It is my
little business that supports my garden
   addiction and I enjoy their
enthusiasm!

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn