Posts filed under ‘Gardening’
Today I blogged over at Canadian Writers Who Are Christian. Go there to read my post, What Moms Need.
While you’re there, read posts by other Canadian Christian writers.
And for all the mothers reading my post, may you be blessed with love and time with your family, yes, even with long-distance calls.
My mother on her wedding day
Yesterday we had rain, snow, sleet, thunder and lightning all within a few moments of each other and some at the same time. Odd, but I guess it’s spring.
Photos by L and C Wilker
We have several pumpkins growing courtesy of seeds in the compost, instead of the cucumber seeds I planted.
Still some tomatoes ripening. You can see some leaves have started to turn brown.
Results of my preserving efforts: relish, peaches, jam and pickled beets. I think of the peaches as “bottled sunshine” when I open them in the winter.
We’ve picked more than a basket of tomatoes from our own plants. These and more went into the fruit relish. And we’ve enjoyed eating them as well. Yumm!
Saturday Snapshots hosted by At Home With Books. Go and see what other pictures are there and link up.
Photos by C. Wilker
It’s that gardening time of year when the markets are filled with fresh fruits and vegetables from people’s gardens and orchards. I love to go to market at this time of year and also pick produce from my own garden.
Today I posted over at Canadian Writers Who Are Christian about this very topic. Go and read my post there and also the posts of other Canadian writers. My title today is All Things Bright and Beautful.
Fruits of my garden
Daisies, the kind you see in fields and lanes
Gaillardia, bloom from June until first frost in October
Lance-leaf coreopsis, a small delicate flower, one of my favourites
Lily, resembling a Tiger Lily, but without the black spots on petals
Another lily, new to my garden
All of these flowers except the daisies are hardy plants that handle drought well. The daisies I keep anyway, despite their rather short blooming time, because I like them so much.
Consider the lilies, how they grow…even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. Luke 12:27
Our yucca plant sent up a spike about a week ago. This week the blossoms opened a little at a time
A close-up shot of the blooms
This plant is one of 49 species and 24 subspecies that grow in North America to South America. Ours appears to be yucca filamentosa. Our yucca blooms once every few years and so we wait for it to bloom and watch its progress.
But how often it blooms may depend on the species of this slow-growing plant, as noted on ehow site:
Not all species of yucca bloom with similar regularity or visual prominence. As these plants are slow-growing, some take considerable time to mature to an age that produces flowers. Once a plant does bloom, expect blooms to return again the subsequent years at the same time of year.
My flowerbeds have been bursting in colour the past few weeks. Here are a few snaps I’ve taken recently:
Yellow-tipped red tulips. Alas when I went out this morning, the colourful petals had mostly dropped or were blown away in the wind.
and one more, a flower so strong in scent that it stays in the garden- the purple hyacinth (finished blooming now)
I’d love to see your flowers too.
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Photo from a recent garden tour.
Saturday Snapshots, from Alyce At Home With Books