Friday, January 24, 2020

Tanya's Flower Garden

Tanya's flower garden runs between the house and street across the front of the house and from the street to the edge of the outbuilding along the side of the house. It never looks the same from one year to the next as she is always digging stuff up and moving it. Lately, she has begun planting shrubs such as boxwood, or dwarf cedar to reduce the area. What it will look like after this mild winter is hard to predict. Some bulbs are starting to show green through the dirt and plants that would benefit from snow cover are left to the elements. If we get a hard cold snap, say -15 to -25, it will do some damage too.

For a while, she ordered every new tulip, iris, or gladiola that showed up in a catalog or online. And of course, roses. Long stem and climbing.

Anyhow to make up for a dreary cold winter on the Canadian Prairies and a dreary political scene elsewhere, here are some of her flowers from over the years.







































Click on the pictures to make them larger. They are not in any particular order.

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Just beautiful! I love lush flower gardens like that! Gardeners create magic, that's for sure!

The Blog Fodder said...

She lives for her flower garden. Winter gets in the way

Ol'Buzzard said...

A sight of spring in the middle of winter.
thanks
the Ol'Buzzard

The Blog Fodder said...

You are welcome. Every day puts us closer to April

JACKIESUE said...

Tanya...you rock..I wish I had your green thumb.

Diane Henders said...

Ah, so nice to see some bright pretty colours! The heather is blooming here, but it's the only spot of colour so far.