Monday, June 11, 2018

A Spring Garden 2018

I am sharing photos of my Spring flowers.
Spring is late here in the Gaspé.
We are still getting frost warning at night.
We haven't had a lot of rain, probably why
my tulips are smaller than usually. 

Lungwort or Bethlehem Sage
is my first plant to flower.
Makes a great ground cover.

 I don't have a field full of tulips,
 just a few here and there...

Lungwort ~ Bethlehem Sage
After the flower is gone,
The pretty speckled leaves remain all season long.

In the front garden

A deformed daffodil...


After a rain....

The perfect tulip....

wander through the garden.
The flower lasts about a month.
The flowers will go to seed,
the seeds will fall and reproduce next year.
I remove most of the plants after it's finished.


I also have small batches of white 
and pink Forget-Me-Nots


Peony tulips

I don't remember the name of this plant.
(An age thing.)
A good ground cover. Low maintenance.
Planted at the front edge of my property

Ground Sedum.
I planted beside a stairway
many years ago.

Shieldleaf ~ Rodgersia Tabularis
Huge leaves add charm to any garden.

"Pansies make me smile"

Planted in stumps
An annual plant that reseed.

Heirloom Daffodil
or Narcissus
A beautiful fragrance flower

They grow in large batches around my property.
The previous owner must have planted them.
(Or maybe they are wild?)

Pear tree in blossom

Rhubarb Flower
should be 
removed from the plant
for a better production of rhubarb.

I hope you enjoyed my garden tour.

Thanks for your visit xo

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

A Walk On The Beach.

It was low tide 7:30 Sunday morning.
My sister Annie and I decided to take 
a walk on the beach.

Spring is late this year.
The nights have been cold,  near 0 deg. C.
The flowers are late blossoming. 

It was a sunny day 15 deg. C.
Here are some pics on our adventure.

This beach is near where I live.
I have a lot of childhood memories here.
These posts were planted yrs ago to stop 
the water from damaging the land.

Day's Brook
My childhood playground. 

My sister Annie

Erosion is eating away at the cliffs.
The effects of climate change,
the oceans are rising,
causing erosion.
We are losing ground.


Some things we spotted below.
A beach brick, markings, Chapman, Made in Canada.
A lot of dead crabs on the beach this morning-they get washed in the the tides,  beached.
My sister Ann, found a piece of blue seaglass, 
Also a clam shell.
There's not a lot of garage on the beach here.
In last yrs. a lot of crocs are showing up.
I think I'll start collecting them.
(Don't tell my kids, they'll have me committed.)... LOL





Chalet on the beach.
Huge rock to protect the high tides from damage.

This house is presently for sale.


Thanks for your visit xo