I’ve been on the hunt in the photo archives to see what was in the garden beginning with G.
The five things this week are flowers starting with G, birds starting with G, gazing balls, gnomes and the gazebo.
At this time of the year I long to see the colourful blooms in all the different areas of the garden. There are gazinnias, gerbera daisies, godetia, geraniums and globe thistle. The globe thistle is the only perennial among the group.
The goldfinches are year round visitors but the rose breasted grosbeak only visits in the summer months.
I love garden whimsy and over the years have made several different types of gazing balls. The big ones are made from old bowling balls and flat sided gems, the small one is made from an old rubber ball and flat sided gems. This year after Christmas I picked up some large ornaments that I’m going to make into gazing balls.
Another bit of garden whimsy are the gnomes that live in different spots in the garden. Some live by the mushrooms and some live in the gnome treehouse.
An addition to the sunny deck a few years ago was a gazebo and it now provides a shady spot to sit, enjoy the garden, watch and photograph the birds and critters.
After being stored in the garage for the winter we put it back up in the spring. It’s always an exciting time to get it ready for another season. I hang all sorts of things around the frame, from wind chimes, to my driftwood spinners, to hummingbird feeders and much more.
I’m adding to my personal alphabet with the letter G for this week.
G – Granny, gardener,
Friday’s Hunt follows the alphabet, and this week it is G, your favourite, and the third thing this week is in the kitchen.
Here is a small pot of gerbera daisies that I bought home from Canada Blooms last year.
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