I've been absent for the last while, because I've been really busy getting ready for my town's Open Garden Weekend that happened this weekend. It's a fundraiser for our local horticultural society and ten gardens, including mine, were featured this year.
We felt honoured to be a part of it. Our weather has been so-so up until now and this weekend the weather person decided to give us our first taste of high temperatures and high humidity. The gardeners still came out and it was lovely talking to them and showing them around.
The garden wasn't in full bloom (that comes in August) but the delphiniums and sweet williams were showing off this weekend as well as some of the rudbekia, lychnis and evening primroses. Some of the peonies were just holding on long enough for people to see what they looked like.
I'm posting a lot more photos in this post than I usually do, but it's the easiest way for me to share the day with my family and friends out of town. I hope you enjoy.
|Sweet Williams (grown from seeds from my Dad's garden)|
|'King Arthur' delphiniums and 'Bowl of Beauty peonies|
|chair planter with dwarf morning glory and lantana|
|Blue Jay chimes that my late Mom loved, that now hangs|
happily in my garden
(still listening to the music, Mom!)
|sundial, from my Mom and Dad's garden, that holds a|
special place in mine
|planter on our arbour, with million bells and thumbergia|
|back border with sweet williams in bloom|
|newly painted old bench with baskets of annuals|
|bike with baskets of ivy and begonias|
|pale yellow marigolds that I am in love with|
|baskets on the deck|
|view from the fire pit of back border|
|Murphy standing guard|
|side border with delphiniums in full bloom|
|shady front garden|