It’s time for ABC Wednesday and my alphabetical garden tour this week shares what’s in the garden starting with G – birds, plants, whimsy and more.
There are plenty of plants beginning with G – globe thistle, godetia, geraniums, gazinia, gerbera daisies, and garlic chives. One year I even grew garlic.
The goldfinches are year round visitors but the rose breasted grosbeak only visits in the summer months. Then there are those pesky grackles that come to eat all they can.
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.
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 several 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.
One of these letters was found on the back of the garden bench and the other was found in the house.
I’m adding to my personal alphabet with the letter G for this week.
- A – accepting, active, adaptable, amicable
- B- bird watcher, book lover, British by birth,
- C – crafter, Canadian by choice, cat lover, cheerful,
- D – determined, decisive, dependable,
- E – energetic, easy going, English,
- F – friendly, frugal, fastidious, forthright,
- G – Granny, gardener,
My series on Alphabetical gardening