Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Boy in Mirror

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Bleeding Hearts and Bouncing Balls

Snow now covers my garden. Hopefully not for long. Before yesterday, a garden walk about uncovered all sorts of little treasures poking their heads out of the soil. Hostas, lillies and bleeding hearts.

A dangerous time for plants in my garden. Boys kicking a soccer ball then running in the gardens to retrieve it. Fresh new growth being step on! Ouch. I had to put an end to it. Though I felt like a big meany, I suggested they play in the neighbors yard. I've always felt abit guilty having excavated most of the lawn area and making large gardens.

The neighbors child said they couldn't play in their yard. Why? Too much dog poop. I no longer feel guilty.
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Sun through the window
Egg..ventures in the snow

Saturday, February 25, 2006

A little snow....man

Friday, February 24, 2006

Common Sense.....

Are you born with it or do you acquire it?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Quote by Agatha Christie
Broken Home

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up. Quote from Reverend Jesse Jackson

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Helleborus niger
Metal windowbox
Catkins 3
Glass Door

Monday, February 20, 2006

Double Vision

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Color in Winter (In zone 7b I should add) Sorry to you zone challenged folks

Nowadays there is no reason for the winter landscape to be just green and brown. There are so many different colored shrubs and conifers that with a little planning you can have color all year round. Grey, blue, yellow and burgundy are all easy to incorporate in any garden and are nice companions to the perennials to come. My favorite shrubs for winter color are Cedrus deodara'Feeling Blue',Lonicera nitida'Lemon Beauty', Bergenia'Bressingham Ruby' which is green is the summer and turns burgundy in the winter. I also like Euphorbia characias wulfenii for its blue green color. The varigated Euphorbia'Tasmanian Tiger' is proving itself to be fairly hardy.

The winter heathers, helleborus and early bulbs are always a welcomed sight. Gardeners are lucky here on Vancouver Island, B.C. as we are rarely without color in our gardens.
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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Pieris Japonica
Frost on yellow glass

Chilly Mornings

The mornings have been quite chilly here. Minus 8 the last couple of days. I am not complaining however. I know alot of you out there get alot colder weather. I actually love this kind of weather. Not good for gardening but great for runs and long walks. We have had so much rain this winter it is nice to have the sun back cold or not.

I am a little worried about a few of my plants. My gunnera in paticular. I never really pampered it as much as I should have. I am pretty impressed with my Euphorbia'Tasmania Tiger'. I thought for sure it wouldn't be hardy enough. It seems to be hanging in there quite well.

The rain is back on Tuesday so I am going to enjoy this weather this weekend. I'm off for a long walk.
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Monday, February 13, 2006

Happy Valentines Day
Clay pots

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Old and New
Frosty Sedum
I'm in Love!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Busy, busy!

With all this nice weather comes the fact that I have to work! I've been too busy to play with my camera or spend much time on the computer. Hopefully this weekend I will have some time. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Spring in February?

The cherry trees are blooming in Victoria apparently ten days earlier than last year. While last year they were two weeks early.

At work I am shocked to find oriental lillies up about four inches, day lillies and irises up six. Hellebores, snowdrops and crocus are blooming away. There are big fat buds on the decidous azaleas and some hydrangeas are leafing out. Crazy! I have way too many things to do in the garden before spring arrives. Feb/March is when I cut back all the ferns. This is a huge job as the property is about five acres in a woodland setting. Then I have to mulch all the gardens. Spring in February just won't do. Mind you the sun has finally started to shine and we are in for five days straight. That's a first in a long time!
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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Curves 5
Curves 3
Curves 4
Curves 2

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hellebore in Mirror

Friday, February 03, 2006


Thursday, February 02, 2006

Crocus 1
Place Setting
Napkin Ring
Heart Salad
Bird Bath

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Champange Flutes