What’s in the Garden? – F

It’s time look back through the photo archives and find five things in the garden that start with F.

The flowers and foliage include (from top left across)  four o’clocks, fuchsia, feverfew, foxglove, and ferns.   The ferns were a new addition a couple of years ago and they are growing well in the front shade garden.

blooms beginning with F at craftygardener.ca

Feathered friends include finches (both purple and gold), the flycatcher and flickers.

feathered friends at craftygaredener.ca

The fairies aren’t to be left out.  Every garden deserves some whimsy and the fairy doors are set up in the farmyard garden.  I’ve got plans for making a new fairy door this year and I’ve been planning it out this winter.

fairy doors at craftygardener.ca

Frogs are found hopping around from the run off stream. I found this photo taken in 2002, which had to be scanned, while searching through old photos for something else.  A frog on a frog!  See who else likes to sit on a frog.

frogs in the garden at craftygardener.ca

One of my favourite areas of the garden is the fence garden, which has gone through so many changes over the years.  This is one of my favourite photos from 2014.  It looks different now as a shed was put up just behind it and the bottle tree was added to one post.

the fence garden in 2014 at craftygardener.ca

I’m adding to my personal alphabet with the letter F for this week.

F – friendly, frugal, fastidious, forthright,

the gardener side at craftygardener.ca

I’m sharing my focus on F with Friday’s  Hunt and Five on Friday.

Friday’s Hunt follows the alphabet, includes your favourite, and the third thing is always different.  I must admit I don’t always do the third challenge unless it fits with the letter of the week. The flycatcher has some negative space for this week.  It is sitting on top of one of the feeder poles and he background is a bit muted so the bird stands out.  This wasn’t done intentionally it was one of those things that you notice after you put the photos on the computer.

the gardener side at craftygardener.ca

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27 Responses to What’s in the Garden? – F
  1. I like your photography challenge – and these are lovely pictures. I am thinking abut starting a fairy garden myself.
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  2. I love the whimsy and the idea of a fairy garden, it really made me a smile. A great five.
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  3. Ha ha, I love the frog on a frog photo. It made my day:)

    • I was so pleased to find the old photo of the frog on the frog, had totally forgotten about it. Then, low and behold, a day or so later Little Red sat on the frog as well and this time I captured several photos.
      Have a good weekend.

  4. I have foxgloves in my garden too and although I grow them every year I also find them disconcerting. The outside of the plant, the whole stem, is beautiful, stately, elegant but when I look right into an individual flower I find it ugly, almost gross. I can’t explain why. I mean, white background, purple spots but . . . It’s good to see bees in them.

    P.S. I have a new blog – a sequel to Esther in the Garden which was the very first I wrote. I’m hoping you might enjoy it.

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    • Hi Ester, good to hear from you. I’ve tried foxgloves in my Canadian garden but haven’t had the success I had with them in my English garden. I’ll pop over and check out your new blog. Have a good day.

  5. Lovely photos ! Nice to see summery photos all though it is cold the sun is shining wonderfully today . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !
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  6. Oh Linda what gorgeous colourful birds you have in your garden. I have an abundance of Fox Gloves in my garden they self seed so easily.

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  7. We have lots of faeries in the summerhouse garden too, thanks for stopping by.

  8. Five lots of fabulous from you as always!!! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx
    Amy at love made my home recently posted..Five On FridayMy Profile

  9. This might be my Favourite alphabet letter you have shown us so far. Love the fairy doors. Just too cute x
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  10. riitta k

    Lovely photos! I’m waiting for the summer and the hundreds of foxglove to bloom in my garden… Promising isn’t it!

  11. Such a fun post and challenge – looking forward to seeing how you get on! Have a fab weekend
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  12. Your F’s are delightful, I love the fairies and the fairy doors I think they are a great idea I’m looking forward to seeing your new one when it’s done. Have a great weekend. 🙂 xx
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  13. Thank you so much for joining Friday’s Hunt. I’m always amazed at the beauty of your gardens. I’m afraid my dog and goats in the last couple of years have been devastating to any flowers I had. I wonder if they would let me at least have a fairy garden.
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  14. WOW! You sure did find a LOT of F photos!
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  15. Fairies! I love the fairy houses. So cute! I would love to find a cute fairy garden kit and create something fantastic for our back deck for spring. Cute post!
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  16. Enjoyed seeing your 5 F’s Linda. Enjoyed seeing the colourful birds you summer gardens at this time of year and especially like yor frog, must get myself a big one and a fairy garden sounds nice.
    Linda, do you ever pass on some seeds?
    Have a good weekend.

    • I sure do share seeds Myrt, though not like I used to a few years ago. If you are interested in some, let me know the varieties and I’ll see what I have. If I don’t have any I can always save them this year. I’m switching mainly to perennials now, if we were closer I could give you all sorts of divisions of my main plants. I tend to go more that way now. I don’t save many veggie seeds, usually eat all that grows and buy more seeds the following year.

  17. You certainly found a lot of great words beginning with F! I love seeing the cheery flowers in your fence garden especially this time of year!
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  18. It is a joy seeing your projects!
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  19. Wow! So many wonderful “f’s” in the garden. Plus “fun.”

  20. Judith @ Lavender Cottage

    Well done for the letter ‘F’ in the garden Linda. Colourful foliage can make as pretty a garden as one with flowers can’t it? Nice to see fairies reside in your gardens as well, they’ve pretty much taken over our back yard.

  21. I used to have 4 o’clock seeds in North Bay and yevery March I would start them. I tried in Petrolia where I should have great flowers but didn’t happen and every time you show them I so want to try them here, really like 4 o,clocks.

  22. Foxgloves!! My favourite F in the garden!
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  23. Jim

    My favorite, Linda, is the fence garden. If I make one I may let you know. I think this would be a good place for my bottle tree (last week). One of our neighbors has one, placed way up high. He may have a radio antenna hiding inside. I will mine.
    I’m sorry it is so late for me to be returning your comment. We were on a Caribbean cruise and so I had my “Fridge” post set to auto post.
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    • Jim

      That’s where I’ll put my Fairies too. I don’t have space for a whole fairy garden area. Isle of Man was big on fairy gardens. One we had to go around as it was taking up half he normal car path. I didn’t leave the fairies a not but with I had of.
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