The garden is loving our hot and humid August!
Some flowers are born for a close-up.
One of the tallest flowers blooming in my garden this week wasn’t planted by me (or anyone…); seeds just blew in with the wind (or were dropped by birds or small rodents perhaps), as native (or non native) wild flowers do. It’s Daucus carota, known over here as Queen Anne’s Lace. Like so many plants […]
A native perennial I’ve loved since the moment I heard about it is the Compass Plant – Silphium laciniatum. I think my attraction was originally to the common name and then its striking height. It grows to about eight feet high in my garden some years, and its large basal leaves are said to point […]
The native Grey Dogwood is now blooming, getting ready to produce berries for birds in the fall.
Tough flowers can be really, really beautiful!
Here’s a flowering shrub that’s native to much of North America – Physocarpus opulifolius. We call it ninebark because the bark, with as it ages, peels back in layers. Loved by pollinators, I’ve found it seeds easily in my back, wildish area, likely thanks to birds disbursing the seeds. For my conditions, the best thing […]
May – full of colour in the garden!
Canada is part of the British Commonwealth, as such, the Queen is our official head of state. There has long been debate about this situation – many folks think we should cut those ties once and for all because the monarchy has been nothing more than a symbol for many decades. The Queen, and her […]