Certainly not my only flower bed, but probably my favourite when everything is at its peak. It will look much more interesting when all of that tall stuff at the back starts to bloom – phlox, assorted lilies, delphiniums, and more. All of the flowers are blooming later this year, thanks to the cold spring.
My great-uncle developed both of the roses above. If you’re looking for a fuss-free rose that will do well in this harsh climate, look for something from the Parkland series of roses, developed at the Morden research station. There are many varieties now, but they all come from a common ancestor, which was a cross between a wild prairie rose from my maternal grandparents’ pasture, and a tea rose, whose identity I now forget. Uncle Henry died several years ago, but he certainly left a beautiful legacy.
Just a couple of shots of some of the vegetables growing on our little chunk of the earth. Don’t be fooled by the proprietary attitude of the dude who managed to insinuate himself into these photos. He looks after the tomatoes, which are tied to those long stakes behind him, but I do the rest. What is it with people always trying to steal my thunder? Pah! Furthermore, I am not responsible for his sense of gardening fashion. Or lack of same.
Thank you for all of the well wishes. I’m getting there, slowly but surely. I think that the virus itself is gone now, but such things ramp up the CFS/ME, so …
The Louisiana vampires are about to appear on the TV screen, so I must dash. Hope you’ve all had a nice weekend.