Sharing with you some of the things I have been enjoying this week.
First, the excitement of my first crop (Ha Ha) of Canadian artichokes.
This is the only artichoke from my 11 plants. So far that is. Still, pretty neat!
Another source of pleasure is the blooming of Acanthus in the flats. It is such a pretty plant! They always say it can’t make it through our winters, but “they” are wrong. Plenty of garden friends manage to get blooms without major effort in protecting their plants.
The next photo falls in the surprise category. This clematis is always late to appear because it is in an odd location near our barn with lots of shade. Once it finally reaches the light though, it blooms. This year it wilted and so I rather neglected it. (Bad Mom, I know…) But what a pleasure to see it bloom the other day!
This next surprise I discovered first by its scent, filling the air with a wonderful aroma!
This caryopteris required no pruning back this year, which was a major surprise. The lilies returned and expanded in number. The Leucanthemum ‘old court variety’ always delights me. This is a subtle combination that makes me happy.
The shady area by our creek turns to yellow at this time of year. Ligularia loves it here and spreads far and wide!
And in the vegetable garden, I’m very pleased to see these at last!
Won’t be long now! Nothing better than fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil and French bread. YUM!