Come walk around the garden with me

April 8, 2013

Morgan’s up for a little walk, she’s not impressed by the glorious ranunculus at the kitchen door, I am, how about you?

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On the back patio I’ve started cleaning out and replanting the blue pots; so far this year in hot pink and red geraniums.

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Most of you know I call C “Clover”. So she loves clover and has chosen to grow this beautiful little plant in its own special blue pot.

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Guess what I found in the very back of the garden, in last year’s forgotten carrot pot. Brand new, sweet and crispy carrots. The pot needed to be emptied and cleaned so the carrots had to be harvested, but what a little treasure we got for tonight’s salad.

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In the back flower garden the muscari have gone a bit crazy. This year I’ve been giving clumps to friends and relatives.

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Milo likes to guard the hole in the hedge where the aggressive orange cat sometimes sneaks thru. Not on his watch!

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Here are the trilliums from the shade garden. I’m not sure how everyone else feels but to me there’s something so romantic and special about them. Such a fragile West Coast plant and so protected that you rarely see it in the wild. Mine did not come from the wild; they came from my late aunt’s garden.

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But the star of my early April garden is the camellia tree. Almost as tall as the house, with flowers the size of side plates, it never gets rusty in the rain, never drops its buds, and blooms its little heart out for me.


I’m sorry but I do own the most beautiful camellia in the world! Ok, in Vancouver then…ok, in my hood.

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Thanks for coming with me. 🙂 See you tomorrow.

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  • Reply Africanaussie April 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Oh beautiful! I guess that means spring has sprung in your part of the world. Those camellia flowers are superb!

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 1:40 am

      It’s true Africanaussie, spring has sprung. I have to come see what’s happening in your corner now. 🙂

  • Reply Sabra Bowers April 9, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Enjoyed this walk. Lovely flowers (never thought of putting clover in a pot). That is a good idea C had. Amazing little carrots from a pot? I have a huge camellia like yours. It grows at the side of the house and I rarely see it except when I drive up to the garage (I can see a little of it) or I walk out to visit it. Love to float its blossoms in a crystal bowl.

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 1:41 am

      Sabra, I think it might be time for a camellia visit! 🙂 I love your idea of floating the blossoms in a crystal bowl. I’m going to try that.

  • Reply michellepond April 9, 2013 at 4:27 am

    How wonderful to have such a beautiful garden so early in the year!

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 6:57 am

      It’s true Michelle, but here on the West Coast it’s about the right time for spring now. (Thank goodness, am sick to death of winter and feeling very sorry for my East Coast and Mid frozen friends)

  • Reply Jo April 9, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Fabulous walk – and glorious flowers. I’d love to have a Camellia bush like yours – the flowers are magnificent.

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Thank you JoAnn, I’m off to see your beautiful magnolia and rhodo blossoms now. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v April 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Veronica–so gorgeous!! Everything, amazing! My mom had a Camillia bush, but not a tree!! Fabulous–and Trillium has a special place in my heart because I used to live in Arcata, with the redwoods and the Trillium were like little treasures that I’d find hiking around–LOVE them! Thank you for the walk through the garden and down memory lane 🙂

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Oh Sara, thank you so much, you’re always such a sweet sweetie. 🙂 Those trilliums are like little treasures, aren’t they. So rare these days.

  • Reply The Tablescaper April 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Oh, so many beautiful images!!!

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays. The link goes up at 7pm EST on Saturday evenings. I’d love to have you link!

    – The Tablescaper

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you for the invitation Tablescaper. Most Sundays I write a poetry challenge but I could maybe participate on Saturday evenings or Monday mornings once I get the hang of it. 🙂 I’ll have a look at the last party and see how it goes. 🙂 I hope you have a lovely week. 🙂

  • Reply Becca April 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Beautiful camellia blossoms!! I love them. 😉 And I had some clover just like that in a small pot on my porch, until slugs got in it and they all died. 🙁

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