Canada Garden: 04/06

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Baby Moon

These little guys look like wild onion weeds early, but they are so cute. About the size of a quarter and really late for a daff. In the background is rabbit guard, because the larkspur in this bed was taking a beating.

Jeff Powers, Pond Designer

Here's a shot of mama's new pond in her backyard. So cute. I can't wait to see it when I go up next week. And below is a shot of Power's Pond from last summer. That Jeff can build a pond!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sandy's Bed


The iris show is about to begin.

Ajuga at its Best

It looks beautiful right now. It will get ratty, of course, but I still like it. The hosta at the top is Yabba Dabba Do, and the little guy at the bottom is a weed. One of about a million that are growing out there.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Pasque Flower

Last year mama and I went to the Farm really early in the season. They had a beautiful purple flower blooming, and we had no idea what it was. We asked, and the lady told us it was a pasque flower. When we later stopped at Greenview, there is was! So we bought one. It doesn't bloom long, but it is so sweet in the early early spring when not much else is blooming. This shot was taken a couple of weeks ago, and it's mostly gone already. Still, a terrific early bloomer.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Narcissis Silver Chimes

These will definitely be on my reorder list this fall. They're from John Scheeper's, are just now blooming, and have five to nine blooms per stem. This bouquet is made up of sticks and only three stems of flowers.

New Birdhouse

Mark built this for me over the winter. He would want me to take credit for designing and painting the sun/flower/whatever-it-is decoration, since it's not really his style. But I love it! And a couple of birds have already found it. They were checking it out this morning. Thank you, Mark!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Blushing Ladies

No wonder these are PJ's favorite tulips!

MBG Tulips

The tulip combos at the botanical garden were awesome. Incredible. All underplanted with pansies. I don't think I'd want to put all that work into this kind of bed in the yard, but it would make a killer container for the front porch. I'll have to put that on my to-do list for next spring.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006


This statue, at the Missouri Botanical Garden, was a gift from the people of Zimbabwe to the US after 9/11. It's so pretty. I wish I could work with stone like that.

Daffodil Show

We went to the daffodil show at the Missouri Botanical Garden yesterday. They hadn't finished judging when we were there, so best in show hadn't been chosen yet. I don't know how anyone would ever be able to choose. We overheard the judges. Everytime they looked at a group, they would ask, "Which one is the worst? Okay, now which one is the worse?" How could you pick a "worst"? They were all beautiful. Mark said they started to all look alike after we had looked at about five hundred. I didn't see a bad one in the bunch.

Friday, April 14, 2006


This is a little ground cover that I found last year at Sandy's plant sale. I bet she is digging right now, getting ready for this year's sale.

Splash of Red

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Nice Double

Don't know the name. My 2006 garden resolution is to keep all the labels, tags, and shipping receipts. Come to think of it, that might have been last year's resolution too. . .

Monday, April 10, 2006


These just have to be the cutest daffodils ever. They are less than an inch in diamater, about six inches tall. So sweet. I wish I had planted a hundred of them. Baby Moon is in the background, and they're pretty sweet too.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Coming and Going (Already)

The baby daffs are gone and going to seed. I need to deadhead them. The rhodedendrums are blooming and are so pretty. This little birdbath is one that Lori gave me several years ago. She gave me a new one for my birthday too. I'll post a picture of that one, too. It's beautiful.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Pansies in a Basket

This is always the first container of the year. Kelly and I have started our traditional morning walks through the garden. It's still pretty cold, but wonderful to be able to go out every morning.