I’ve found birds, plants, decorations, and garden spaces for this week’s alphabetical gardening.
The pine siskins are cute visitors to the garden. Their yellow wing bars sets them apart from sparrows and goldfinches.
In the Fall I love to add some pumpkin heads to the garden. These are made by either turning the pumpkin into a planter or by adding bits and pieces from the tool bench to create the faces.
The plants in the garden starting with p can be endless … pansies, peonies, petunias, poppies, periwinkle, phlox, prairie coneflowers and parsley. Each blooms at different times to make the garden colourful all season long.
One of the best things we did was make plant tables and use big containers for the kitchen garden. These make it so much easier to look after the plants, no awkward bending or hard digging to get the crops/plants out of the ground.
The plants are always spreading or sending up new shoots and plants that I don’t have room for so what better way than to do some plant sharing with other gardeners. Freecycle groups are great for doing this sort of thing.
I’m sharing five P things … pine siskins, plant tables, pumpkin heads, plant sharing, and blooms beginning with P with Five on Friday.
On a daycation last year I found this old tool in a museum and it just reminded me of the letter P. I’m not sure what sort of tool it is or what it was used for.
I’m joining with Friday’s Hunt as it works its way through the alphabet. This week is the letter P, with a favourite and in motion.
Last week was an historic day for the Hercules planes flying out of CFB Trenton. They made their last flight before being retired to the air museum in Ottawa. We aren’t that far away from the base and the planes fly right over the garden. We were able to watch the last flight out of CFB Trenton and give a wave as it flew over and get some photos of it in motion.
I’m continuing to add to my personal alphabet with P.
P – patient, photographer, parent