There are an abundance of plants, birds and ornaments that begin with S in the garden.  I’ve been hunting through the photo archives to find the best of the best.  Enjoy your visit to the garden in different seasons and times.

The neat thing about this is right now gardening season for this year is getting into full swing so I’m also doing actual garden updates as well as looking back with the alphabetical gardening.

Plants include sand cherry, solomon seal, sumac, St john’s wort, sedum, snow on the mountain, sunflowers, sweet peas, snow in summer and sneezeweed.

plants beginning with s at craftygardener.ca

I love stonecrops in the garden. Perennial plants that will grow in just about any conditions.  There is stringy stonecrop, red carpet stonecrop, mossy stonecrop, stonecrop kamtschaticum and sedum.  I love how they spread and can be added to various containers to put here and there in the garden.

a variety of stonecrop plants at craftygardener.ca

Some sparrows are year round visitors and some just fair weather visitors.  There are many varieties of sparrows … house, chipping, song, white crowned, and white throated.  Look carefully, especially the head and neck, and you’ll see the differences.

various sparrows at craftygardener.ca

Starlings and swallows also visit the garden.  Starlings can be most annoying when they gather in their large flocks and swoop in to empty the feeders but they have amazing markings.  Swallows return year after year, check out the bird houses and sometimes use them for nests.

swallows and starlings at craftygardener.ca

There are two sundials in the garden and both have been in different sunny locations.  I do set them with the time and the sun but don’t really use them to tell time.

sundials in the garden at craftygardener.ca

I love to make whimsy for the garden including signs and stepping stones.  I also have a variety of signs throughout the garden that have been gifted or purchased.  The small stone tree was lots of fun to make and I also made a big gate stone tree.

whimsy beginning with s at craftygardener.ca

Here are some S’s I found while out and about.  The centre photo is my favourite.  It is the railing up a set of stairs at the Canadian Museum of History ( formerly the Civilization museum) in Hull, Quebec.  S is a popular shape on trellis work and of course the ever practical S hook for hanging all sorts of things.

the letter S at craftygardener.ca

I’m continuing to add to my personal alphabet with S.

S – senior, sensible,

I’m joining with Friday’s Hunt  as it works its way through the alphabet.  This week is the letter S, with a favourite and smile.

So many things in the garden make me smile … the squirrel antics, the baby birds being fed by the adult, a long awaited bloom, the appearance of the tomatoes as they ripen, and the list could go on and on.

a peeking smily face at craftygardener.ca

This little peeker has a smiley face and he is always visible from the kitchen door … brings a smile to my face no matter the weather.

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