These were the same plants that I bought thinking they were white...
don't always trust the tags.
Geraniums are seriously economical, colourful and hardy too.
They look even better close up.
Look who has been sleeping on our front porch!
The neighbourhood cat that we have nicknamed Ginger.
He hangs around our garden and porch every day while his owner is at work.
Our cats carry on a conversation through the front window.
He's got a real "voice" and meows a lot.
The Sum and Substance Hosta is threatening to take over the front garden.
If you want a huge Hosta this is your best bet.
Under the eaves on the northern side of our bungalow we have planted a wetland garden...
it gets very little sun so we have chosen astilbes, day lilies, hostas, solomon's seal, ferns, and a wonderfully fragrant pink blooming rogersia.
This spot is a bit unkempt as it is a dry patch under the eaves that is home to one of our rain barrels.
The alstromeria has run riot and taken over and I distinctly remember the gardener who gave the seedlings to me saying "it is not the invasive variety" thankfully the flowers redeem their messy habit.
I am grateful for all the plants that I have been given over the years.
Gardeners generally possess a very giving nature.
They are keen to share their knowledge and plants.
I know that when we have a surplus of plants I put them out on the boulevard free for the taking.
Mr. HB made me a sign and it goes out about once a week with dormant orchids and garden perennials.
"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul."
~ Alfred Austin ~
Until next time...take care and look for beauty in your daily round.