We are one week away from having a garden tour here. This will be held by the local Quilters Guild, to display their fine work. One aspect is to display additional quilts which they make and contribute to the children’s hospital in Vancouver. There will be six of the children’s quilts on display at our garden next weekend. We have decided a few days ago exactly where each will be installed. Things are getting exciting! This coming week promises to be HOT. They predict temperatures up to 31C, which is 88F. I’m sure some watering will be required in the mornings and evening.
This week my garden helper and I have planted a few things and moved a few others. He has also weeded and mowed and I have done a bit of edging too. More of that needed still! If necessary, I may add a few annuals here and there at the last minute. Frankly, it looks fine to me as is! Maybe a bit of deadheading is needed on the Aquilegias…
1. So here is how things look today early in the morning:
Where new areas are not very filled in, we have added colourful details.
2. I think the various Meconopsis, which delight me, will delight others as well.
3. I have been following the opening of Fuchsia Delta Sarah, and thankfully the first bud opened this week to be followed by others in time for the event.
4. At the moment there are both subdued plants and bright show stopppers to view. Here you see Anemone Wild Swan which is lavender on its outer petals, then a bright Trollius, and then a young Gillenia plant with its star shaped blooms. I think Gillenia needs to be more recognized, a lovely plant! It is also known as Bowman’s Root. There is Gillenia trifoliata and also Gillenia stipulata. (I have both)
5. We have a few vegetables: rhubarb, a potted tomato, a potted eggplant, some sage, but the artichoke is just because I enjoy it! (Taken through our livingroom window)
6. And once again, Clematis because that is what I love!
In the top row: Sonnette, Roguchi, Mikelite and Buckland Beauty.
Second row: Juuli and a mystery variety.
Third row: Blue Pirouette and a combination of Odoriba and Maria Cornelia with Thalictrum (Black Stockings)
(If I do not show up here next Saturday or Sunday, I think you will understand why!)
Now enjoy your gardens and your muddy hands!!
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