Friday, May 29, 2015


Our garden is growing/blooming like gangbusters.
Since we had a late start here in Nova Scotia,
everything appears to be in a rush to show itself.

Take these daffs for instance, they are growing under two Japanese Maples
and, I believe, they know they have a 'short window' of time in which to bloom
before the JMs above start to leaf out.

Tulips.....they don't 'make' em like they used to.
Here's their story: these were transplanted from Ron's mother's garden
17 years ago and they have bloomed every year since.
Four years ago I bought a little gift for myself (a retiring gift)
of 150 tulip bulbs and put them in the daff bed above.
They looked spectacular the first year.....all red!!
They never bloomed again.

Every flying insect around, bumble bees, wasps, flies, are loving our azalea bushes.

Here are two more of those 'tranplanted' tulips from 17 years ago in another part of garden.

Looking down a side path into the front garden.
That is a Purple Beech tree above the azalea.


  1. Wonderful shots, colourful and heart warming!

  2. What an absolute riot of colour Jim. Spring may have been late with you but it was so worth the wait. It's rather nice that Ron's mum's tulips live on so well in your own garden! What a lovely memory.

  3. Wow, color! You are being rewarded for your hard and loving work!
    Missing tulips - maybe squirrels dug up the bulbs for dinner? Ruth claims she can't keep any bulbs more than a year from the furry thieves.

  4. A walk through your garden, every part so beautiful, golden tulips and daffs, an azalea so purple it is "royal", and a story to go with the red tulips, lovely, a wonderful start to my Saturday a.m.

  5. OHMYGOSH...what a beautiful garden you have! How do you ever make it out of there and not spend the entire day taking photos? Although I'm sure you have days like that! Our garden seems to be in the same rush here. Spring took a little long getting here and everything seems to be starting up at the same time.

  6. Your garden is such a paradise. The azalea's color is so beautiful and I love the yellow tulips.

  7. It's nice that Ron's mom lives on in your garden.



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