Tuesday, October 05, 2010

What's Happening in the Garden on October 5th?


Hard to photograph but the Raspberries are still coming!


There are still Zucchini coming too!


This is a pot sitting on my patio.


Loads of blooms!


One last Hollyhock bloom.


This is a dinner plate size Dahlia.


I'm amazed at everything that's still hanging in there. Oh how I love living on the Sunshine Coast of Beautiful British Columbia!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beautiful British Columbia

This photo was taken from the Earl's Cove/Saltery Bay ferry. It's even beautiful on a cloudy day.



Also taken from the same ferry on Friday, September 10th.



Spectacular sunset photo take from my studio, looking west toward Vancouver Island. Land in the foreground on the left is Texada Island.



Same location as above; different day. Love where I live!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gorgeous Sunset

Monday, August 23...it speaks for itself.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

More Blooms in the Garden

Dark Red Hollyhocks
This plant is a "volunteer" in my garden.
I'm not sure where the seeds came from. Maybe a bird?




Gorgeous Daisies
This is one of several kinds of Daisies (all beautiful) in my garden.




Dahlias from Colleen in bloom.
There is a purple leafed dahlia not showing in this photo.




This is one of eight new raspberry plants.
Beautiful berries for year one!




I was just about to snap this pic when the bumblebee appeared.
Lucky me!




I think this is some type of "mallow".
It's blooming beautifully and in it's second year in my Garden.


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Boat to Savory

Had a beautiful day today! Boat trip to Savory Island, a bit of a walk about, lunch and then the afternoon on the beach. Fabulous weather, fabulous company!

Here's the boat we motored (no wind to speak of) over on.
(Click on the image to see it full screen. It's really a beautiful boat.)


Some vistas from the island...

Looking south east to Powell River.



South-west(ish) to Vancouver Island.


South to Harwood Island.



That haze you are seeing in all of the photos is smoke. British Columbia is on fire.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

It's Amazing

My garden that is as I am still seeing new things bloom. The Day Lilies have started and it looks like there are going to be lots more coming.


The Hollyhocks are starting to bloom too. This plant and all of the ones around it have begun though one that is growing (a volunteer) in another part of the garden has not.


This is an update of the bloom that I posted below. It's pretty interesting and I really don't know what it is. Please let me know in a comment if you can identify it.
It's been identified! A friend of mine has let me know that it's BeeBalm.


Sunday, July 04, 2010

More Garden Shots

Succulents in a pot...



I can't wait to see what this flower is going to be!



This is a flower gone to seed - and still beautiful.


Hydrangea blooming in a pot.


Monday, June 21, 2010

More Bloomin' Garden

My Foxglove are still blooming. Some started later so the blooming period seems to be extended. I'm trying to cultivate lots of them. I love them.



I don't know the name of this blue flower but it's gorgeous! I hope this plant reproduces!



These all look like Bluebells to me but they aren't all blue.



This bed of flowers is so beautiful. New things keep springing up and blooming as the season moves on.



This one that looks like a kind of orchid to me recently appeared and I don't recall seeing it last summer. Hmmmm..





Friday, June 18, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Garden Update

Lots going on in the garden.



Pears on the pear tree for the first time!






Foxglove blooming in two colours.




Friday, April 16, 2010

What's blooming in my garden already?

Yellow rhodos in bloom.



Red rhodos in bloom.


This is my Italian plum tree.


The "old old old" cherry tree.


I have to shuffle through the labels to figure out what these pretty yellow flowers are. The interesting thing about them is that they close up overnight and open again in the morning.



This is my house warming gift from Marnie...my pear tree. I'm crossing my fingers that I actually get some pears off of it this year.


This is a clump is growing out of a space about 8 inches wide between concrete and its also loaded with rocks. It's so beautiful to see it there!


One of the pots of bulbs I planted. I did several and have been moving them around to enjoy them where I walk often.