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What’s in the Garden? – B

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

The garden tour this week shares what’s in the garden starting with B. One of my favourite spring blooms are the bleeding hearts.  This perennial plant loves the shady north facing gardens.  The plants get very big and are covered in pink or white blooms.  There are lots of other plants that start with B – beeblam, begonias, bluets and boxwood to mention a few. The bluejays are noisy, year round visitors to the garden.  They love the peanuts and loudly squawk to let you know they are arriving at the feeders. I grow lots of veggies and herbs that
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Changing the Bottle Tree

Categories: The Garden 2018 and Whimsy.

~ I have had a whimsical bottle tree in the garden since 2014 and it has gone through a few changes.  The original was a lilac tree that just decided to stop growing, so I trimmed it to become the first bottle tree.  I loved it but eventually the bush rotted out at the base and it fell down.  I had grown beans and morning glories up the frame as well and it looked so pretty. I tried a couple of ideas when relocating the tree and finally settled on the corner of the fence garden.  We had used branches
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Winter Delights- Whimsy

Categories: Through My Lens and Whimsy.

Whether we like it or not, winter is here till almost the end of March.  We moan about it, we curse it, we hate it but we should be looking for the delights of winter. It’s time to be more positive and less negative, so over the next few weeks I’m going to share winter delights captured through my camera lens. When those big fluffy flakes of snow land they turn everything into a white delight.   I try to leave some of the garden whimsy outside all winter just so I can appreciate what it looks like with snowy hats on.
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The ‘Glory’ous Bottle Tree

Categories: The Garden 2015 and Whimsy.

Have you ever visualized a garden project and then had it look just like you thought it would?   Last year I could see the bottle tree covered in morning glory vines and looking ‘glory’ous.  Right now the morning glory vines have climbed up and around the branches and bottles and it is just the way I thought it would look.
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It’s “Bean” a Lilac Bush …

Categories: Vegetables and Whimsy.

… and now it’s a bottle tree bean support!   One of the lilac bushes didn’t survive the winter and even though I talked nicely to it, trimmed off some broken bits it still didn’t give off any buds.  So a couple of weeks ago I decided to trim it right back and try to use the trunk and branches for something else.  I’ve seen bottle trees at various sites on the internet so wondered if it could be converted into one of those.  But then I needed to find a place for the pole beans to climb up …
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