It all started with white bluebells

May 5, 2013

So you all know about my love for bluebells…well…the other day I found some white bluebells growing on the side of mom’s house and mom happily let me dig a few for my garden.

Don’t they look lovely in the last of the evening sunlight?

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I thought the white bluebells deserved a lovely spot in the perennial border at the front of the house.

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Morgan likes to be very close to me all the time and chose to watch me from the round bottomed pot under the noble privet.

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It took several hours of edging but the front flower bed looks great and my special white bluebells will shine there.

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Where she doesn't actually have that cup of tea!
A Saturday walk at the river (South arm of the Fraser, at Steveston)

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  • Reply JoAnn Bayne May 6, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Ohh they will be gorgeous – I’d not seen the white ones – only pink and blue.

    • Reply Veronica May 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

      JoAnn, they will divide this year and next spring I might be able to smuggle a few down across the border…lol. It’ll be a covert operation. (we’ll need a password and a secret handshake) :)

  • Reply catbirdinoman May 6, 2013 at 7:34 am

    How beautiful! They will really light up your border. :-)

    • Reply Veronica May 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

      I think they will Cathy. I have about ten beautiful fat bulbs from mom so I’m really excited for next spring. :)

  • Reply Kristen Zayon May 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Gorgeous gardens! I didn’t know there was such a thing as white bluebells. The whole name is an oxymoron! We are living in a house that we built and I haven’t been able to do the yard yet. Yours inspires!

    • Reply Veronica May 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Kristen, that’s a wonderful idea. Especially if there are clumps and clumps of them and they aren’t protected. You know, I love gardens which have indigenous plants. I have a cabin in the Lillooet district where it’s too dry to plant botanicals and so I encourage the dog roses and saskatoons and all sorts of drought tolerant wild flowers to grow and bloom their little hearts out. :)

  • Reply Kristen Zayon May 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Forgot to mention that we get the most tremendous wild bluebells here, huge clumps of them. Never thought to dig them up and put them in my garden, but I now plan to do so!

  • Reply Gillian daSilva May 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Gardening my fave…just heading out to plant right now. It all looks gorgeous V.

    • Reply Veronica May 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Gillian, you go girl! :)

  • Reply May 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Wow, Veronica, you really are a Master Gardener. Your flower garden is beautiful. Congratulations on the white bluebells.

    • Reply Veronica May 6, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you so much Marrianna. :)

  • Reply KathyB. May 7, 2013 at 12:18 am

    The white bluebells ( seems contradictory doesn’t it ? ) are beautiful and will give a very nice contrast to a beloved flower. Your flower bed is very attractive and appealing, and why would it not be ? Morgan helped out by supervising !

    • Reply Veronica May 7, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Kathy B. I know, it’s like an oxymoron. :) Thank you very much, I’ve only had it for a couple of springs but it’s coming along. Morgan is a great supervisor, I’m a lucky girl. :)

  • Reply Sara v May 7, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Love your potted cat:-)

    • Reply Veronica May 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Lol Sara, me too. I turned around and saw her there, she’s hilarious. :)

  • Reply Jennifer May 7, 2013 at 9:08 am

    beautiful! My kitty likes to ‘help’ me garden as well. Especially when I plant catnip!

    • Reply Veronica May 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Oh no Jennifer…lol. I grew catnip one year and the cats ignored it green but went crazy for it dried. What’s all that about? :)

  • Reply May 8, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Yes they do, you must eat a lot of Kiwi?

    • Reply Veronica May 10, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Lol, Kathryn, they sell them so cheaply in Costco, but you’ve got to buy that whole giant tub! :)

  • Reply Marianne May 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Whte bluebells – well, I’ve never seen any of those! Delightful :)

    • Reply Veronica May 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm

      They are, aren’t they Marianne? I hope they spread. :)

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