Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Lily Of The Valley

One of my favorite scents is
 Lily Of The Valley.
It's also my birth month flower,  in May.
I was happy to find some growing 
in my woodland garden last year.
One of the most fragrant perennial
 blooming plants in Spring and early Summer.

I picked a few to enjoy their lovely scent.

A sweet fragrance

Some Forget-Me-Nots mixed with it.

I brought some inside to enjoy,

mixed with English chinaware.

The miniature Sadler teapot
was a birthday gift from my sister Joyce,
a few years ago.


The saucers are pretty also.

I'm always intrigued by the marking beneath china.

Royal Taunton

 The small creamer.

How fortunate am I to be born in the month of May
and have Lily Of The Valley as the flower of the month.
My daughter, Suzanne was born in the month of May also.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 
Kate Middleton, had
Lily Of The Valley 
in her wedding bouquet,
as with most of the Royal wedding brides.

Thanks for your visit.
We're having Summer weather here.
Happy Summer.

Thanks for your visit xo

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Painted Buoys

We found these fishing buoys on beach,
over the years.

We find them mostly in the Springtime,
when lobster fishing is in season.

The fishermen use them to mark their territory.

They are light weight, 
mostly made out of styrofoam
and float on the water,
brightly coloured and numbered
to identify their buoys and locate their traps.

My sister Annie is staying with 
me for the Summer
 and she painted most of them.

The nautical stencils
We found at Walmart.

My son lives across Canada in Vancouver, B.C.
I found this one below, at a beach in Stanley Park. 
Made from some sort of plastic.
I painted it the color of their flag,
The British Columbia province flag.
Red, White, Blue, with a rising sun.

Some before photos

This one is very old and had
 been in the water a long time
I filled holes with polly filler.

We left the original numbers on this one

masking tape to paint the stripes

The second is very heavy.
It must have cement in it.
 Used to anchor something.

 We used paint from the Dollarstore.
Mostly, patio paint for exterior.

treasures of the sea....
Thanks to my sister Annie.
for her great painting talent.

Happy Summer everyone.

Thanks for your visit xo

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