Sunday, 7 July 2013

Busy Bee: Jostaberry

Busy Bee: Jostaberry: image credit: growyourown Yesterday evening I picked up jostaberries. The jostaberry is a hybrid fruit, a cross between the black currant a...

Kathryn's Kitchen: Josta Berry Jam

Kathryn's Kitchen: Josta Berry Jam: A couple years ago I was looking through a local nursery at the end of a season and noticed a group of berry plants that were on clearance...

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Fruit on the vine....a bountiful harvest.

This is a fantastic year for fruit....our apple trees will produce for the first time this year since we moved in...the raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and jostaberries are looking great...I planted an aronia bush and wild strawberries for next year... and the veg is doing good too!

But of all of these things...nothing is as exciting as our new adventure!  Who knows what my garden will look like at the end of the summer, let alone next year!  I dont think I will change, but I do think the garden will not be my focal point!  I hope to share gardening with our little boy too!

I have potatoes ready to dig, and when he arrives he will have berries and fruit galore to pick!  I am sure a few flowers may be picked too!  We've got a sandbox (to put together) also for him to dig hopefully that will keep his interest for awhile until he is old enough for gardening!

Anyway, I am bursting at the seams with excitement, just a few more days until our whole life changes!!

June in bloom!

Royal wedding Oriental Poppy



Peonies in full color!

Bleached Peonies

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Late May Garden

Sorry havent posted in awhile!  The garden is thriving....and my veggies are coming!  Tomatoes are ok, but greens are great!  Will show pictures soon.... 

I've been growing the garden, and been busy with much, much more.....more details soon!

Glorious Peonies!

Where is greenbean?

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Cardoons and broke the bulb rule..after Keukenhof!

So....I couldnt resist...I got some...stuff :)  I broke the rules on bulbs and bought some now rather than in autumn! But while at Keukenhof, who could resist?

I purchased a bare root cardoon.....Love the headline on the daily mail

" Inject a bit of personality into your garden"

Link to daily mail

If Monte likes it, so do I  (ROFL)

I also got some turkish species tulips (as it is mentioned they are much more prolific and last longer)

And, I also got some pink large hyacinths to balance out the few I had in the garden...

I also got some crosmia lucifer, as  I love my yellow crocosmia and I have the tall red ones have been on my list for awhile!

Ok, so I went a little overboard...and I got some seeds and didnt know what they I found out they are Queen's Anne's Lace! (See below more information on the appropriate company----Seedaholic!!

Seedaholic info

Goodnight....a planting I must go tomorrow!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Keukenhof Gardens! April 21st 2013

FAB Pictures! Click on the link!!

Sorry Guys..using an ipad originally so kept it simple...beyond the fab pics on the link (thanks to my hubby Lars, here is a panorama pic).  Our 360 pics did not turn out as well...but it was a great trip!!!!