How Does Your Garden Grow?
Posted by Gail | Filed under Gail Pleasures
I’m spending a lot of time in the garden this summer. I’m happy for the rain we’ve been having, but a little sad that we’re short on sunshine because things seem to be taking longer to get good on strong, particularly new plantings. I’ve taken all the grass off my lot and replaced it with a planting of mostly perennials. I don’t have a colour scheme per se; I plant what appeals to me. But I seem to have ended up with a lot of purple, like these:
The bees are very happy in my garden, as are the chipmunks, squirrels, birds, lady bugs and butterflies. My old veggie garden bed has a mass of milkweed so the Monarchs are hanging out with me this summer. And in the front, bumblebees the size of quarters are supping:
I love adding little surprises to my garden, like this hedgehog:
And under my beautiful ferns, a delightful mushroom:
I have another at the front of the yard where more ferns grow despite the full sun. Happy beside the periwinkle and this lovely pink accent, I’m hoping the fairies find some shelter from all the rain: