Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June Garden Tour

I am sharing a tour of my Spring flower garden.
We have had a lot of rain here in Gaspé lately,
along with cooler temperatures.

Most photos taken under cloudy conditions.

Our summers are short, with a

hardiness grow zone of 5a

We have to be grateful and appreciate
 the beauty God has given us.

~Chokecherry Tree~

~Bleeding Hearts~
I finally get them to grow for me.

 Shieldleaf  A tropical looking plant~

Hostas emerging to start another year~

~tulips amongst forget-me-nots~

 Forget~Me~Nots wander throughout the garden
Their flowers lasting about a month in Spring.
They reseed themselves.

Pink, White and Blue Forget-Me-Nots....


~Apple tree blossoms~

~tulips in the rain~

 ~Beachwood-from the beach nearby~

The rose bushes are starting to get their leaves.

Below, beyond the birdbath is
 my "Jungle". beyond weeding,
I have planted many types 
of trees here over the years.
Beside the birdbath is a Chestnut tree.

The path in the Jungle
On the right is a Hazelnut Bush.

 Forget-Me-Nots here also.

When they are finished
 flowering, they go to seed,
 I will cut the grass
 and spread their seeds elsewhere.

 ~Ferns, gracefully unfurling~

More Ferns

~The Front Garden~
the Plum tree is a late bloomer.

In this garden I have a
 miniature hostas collection
 and hens'n'chickens. 
(These hostas are later coming out)

~The Strawberry Patch ~ 
It's doing well with all the rain we've had.

At the back - the trees 
got their leaves last week
A quiet spot

In the Greenhouse:
 I planted Zinnias in my large terracotta pots
 instead of Nasturtiuns this yr. 
(except the lst. pot in front on the right)

I found, 5 different types of Zinnias.
I'm anxious to see them in flower.

“In the garden 
I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. 
To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep 
and the hopes I breathe.
I know they are there to eavesdrop 
for the angels.” 

Thanks for your visit.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

A June Tea

June has arrived and I'm celebrating it with a tea.

I am serving Lemon Loaf with Blueberries.

Grab a cup and serve yourself.
Tea Pot, Cream and Sugar ~ Sadler, England.

The butter and candy dish ~ "Fire King-Canada"

The candy in the dish is.... Yogurt covered cranberries.
Lemon Loaf with blueberries.

I love this Sadler set. 

Royal Albert
Handmade tablecloth and doily~church sale finds...

The teapot has a cute flower on the tip.

Chinaware below: 
1. Delft Royal Twickel-Netherlands 
2. Royal Darwood, Expo 67~
(Canada's 100 yrs. celebration, 1967)

Ridgeway-Queen Anne

Royal Albert-McHawlmas Daisey-Sept.
Royal Albert

Have a great month of June. 
Thanks for visiting my blog. xo