Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Organic Gardening in my Yard and Garden- Early June 2012


The following pictures are of aspects of our front, side and backyard that I have been working in/on.  Today was a splendid point-and-shoot picture-taking day.
Ancient Apple Tree with Comfrey and Digitalis at its base attempting to nurse it back to wellness.
This almost looks like it could be some cutesy flower box on Pinterest, doesn't it? It's really our deck step with weeds poking through-- shame, shame!
Lupins in the sideyard where no one gets to see them-- therefore, do they exist? (next 2 pics also)




Our expanded "Kidney garden" in the front... the multi-colored orange bark mulch was recentlly laid down
and will, I hope, have more interesting features as time goes on.  Daylilies, catnip, irises, fragrant Asian lilies, lavender, and other stuff grows here.  In the mulched area is a fig  tree (bearing this year we hope) and an infant Azalea I bought last year at Canadian Tire.  It had a nice show of magenta blossoms in the earlier Spring.
The Fig Tree with our late-blooming Rhodo in the background (left).

Thornless Blackberry-- a gift from our dear deceased Pastor, Gordon Smedley.  It bears prolifically.
These multi-hued Coat of Many Colours Roses bloom in our front yard from early Spring until late Autumn.  It is said that they came from a slip from the Rose Garden at the Empress Hotel in Victoria and many of our neighbours have the same roses, thanks to the green thumb brilliance of the original owner of our home back in the 80s.

These delicious lemondrop-scented heritage Irises came from a jaunt 
to Seedy Sunday  in Nanaimo in March. 

A Hens-and-Chicks succulent that our son retrieved from a florist dump
A little club-nosed strawberry in the front flowerbed, very close to where people walk.  
I'll go bring it in for supper.


Thanks for looking!  Sorry that there wasn't anything in the way of organic veggies in this self-indulgent foray!


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