The trials and tribulations of gardening in northern Alberta.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Everything is late this year, but finally things are starting to bloom. The only thing that is not, are my orange tiger lilies - they are usually early but this year most of the buds are empty and just falling off. The few that are opening are rather sorry looking flowers., but the dianthus is doing well. The peonies are beginning to open, the pink one is 2 years old and this is the first year it has bloomed, it has the most beautiful scent.
This yellow one is a new species and the lady at the greenhouse didn't know how hardy it would be. It too, is 2 years old and seems to handle the winter just fine.
I love bleeding hearts, I have 2 pink ones in this bed and I planted a white one in the middle of them this spring. On the left are columbines, they are beginning to open too.
I'm a farmer/cattle rancher in northeasten Alberta. My hubby and I have 4 cats, a dog (my best buddy) and an African Grey Parrot (who hates me). I would rather be outside than inside even in the winter. I have 6 bird feeders around the garden and love having my morning coffee with the birds.
I enjoy wandering through and photograhing graveyards and hunting down my ancestors - no matter how illusive you are I WILL find you.