About My Gardens

My husband and I moved to our new home in the late summer of 2007. We live in the country in a small cedar-sided bungalow. We love it here. There were some large beds that were full of mainly tall cedar trees and mulched with thick river stone. There was a small garden near the back step that had about seven newly planted perennials in them, with no tags, and I had no idea what most of them were.

In the spring I identified them, as they came into bloom, and was quite delighted to find that there were several things I had never had before - a couple of Pasque flowers (or prarie crocuses), a lovely scabiosa, and some bugle flower among others.

I started building a perennial border in the backyard, along the back, with the intention to add onto it the next spring. I planted a couple of Spireas, a peony, an Explorer rose and a couple of other things.

In the spring of 2008, I met the most wonderful new friend, Rita, when I stopped to admire her beautiful gardens. Rita and I became good friends, and each year she gives me many divisions of her lovely perennials. The border grew much more than I had expected it to, in a short time, and is filled with many different colours of phlox, daylilies, shasta daisies, peonies, and other wonderful plants.

In the fall of 2009, we took out the cedar trees and river stone, and replaced it with good garden soil. In the fall I planted some spring-flower bulbs and this spring will plant the beds with shrubs and perennials.
         Last year, I continued to build on the gardens, planting and moving perennials.  I can't wait to see
         how everything looks in the summer of 2011!