Sunday, 30 April 2017

It's gardening season!

My client and her daughter had just gone shopping, and brought home some pansies. I was inspired.
It's that time of year! Sort of!

Friday, we took a trip to a local garden centre! We shop at quite a few of them. Carol Onion, who is co-owner of Hillside Gardens in Perth, was on our local radio station Lake88's All About The House, talking about the new plants, and what they have in this year. It was also a phone-in show, but we went to Maplefest, and I missed half of the show! (More on Maplefest tomorrow!)
Hillside is having an Open House next weekend, too!

Anyway, Carol was talking about a new type of red petunia, which I'd bought. They are in my planters. I bought some yellow and deep purple pansies, as well, and a couple of bright red geranium! I bought some red and white petunias, the bluewave, which will droop out and over the hanging planters. That is, if I water them properly. There are some years when I go back and buy their ready-made ones after I'd messed them up!

This is all we can put out at this point in the season. We are near 0 C. overnight, and we have to be careful!

The wind ornament, I might just go back and buy it for myself for Mother's Day!
I sat, in the sun, on the bottom step to plant them. Daisy was supervising, Annabelle, too, but she took off prior to the photo.

Oh, yes, and my Orchid Cactus, with its giant flowers, is blooming profusely.
My forsythia is in bloom. It's a pretty newish plant, and NOT robust. I snapped a photo of a big one in town!

The goldfish are out in their pond! They were racing, in circles, around the fountain. They looked so frisky. I brought the fish in, in September, The goldfish are in!,  and back out they go.

In case you missed, at the end of the day, I found that the Eastern Phoebe pair have begun their nest in a safe spot in the shed. Whew! This was the pair on Friday!


Nancy J said...

When they are in pots, so easy to move them under cover if you get a late cold snap.The wind ornament, that is so beautiful, and would go with your other one, or is it a static butterfly?? so well.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Good to see the fish all bright... that wind ornament is very pretty; oh the heady days of late spring! YAM xx

William Kendall said...

I think what I saw earlier today was forsythia.

I think we had a bit of snow up here this morning- at least that's what it looked like to me!

Red said...

Even I will be soon visiting the garden center.

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Christine said...

Wonderful blooms this time of year!

Cat Lover said...

Hi Jenn, I have just visited one garden centre so far. It is too early to plant most things so I try to avoid temptation! Lovely to see your fish. Our neighbour has a pond too. I do enjoy watching them.
Have a good day!

Anvilcloud said...

You get into this very early, but it is hard to resist the lure of the garden.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Local garden centres are opening this week. I can't wait to go and browse, but won't be tempted with much right now till it gets a bit warmer ... and stops raining!