Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What's Blooming this Week


We have had a lot of rain for the past couple of weeks. Yesterday the sun began to shine in earnest, and the garden has just exploded with growth. This is a grid of what's blooming today. All of these plants are volunteers in the garden. I didn't plant them this year and when I did plant them in a previous year, I didn't plant them where they are now growing. They have self-seeded and found themselves the perfect spot. The Columbines grow wild here in Alberta and this red and yellow one is called Aquilegia Canadensis. The little blue and pink forget-me-nots are so sweet and have seeded themselves all over the back yard in both flower beds. Their Botanical name is Myosotis which means "mouse-ered" after their rounded fuzzy leaves. We ate a lot of the chives on new, little, red potatoes - a true taste of spring. We also had a record breaking crop of dandylions this year. It seems the city was a bit slow in spraying and that has raised a big kerfuffle over it. Dandylions are certainly something that raises the ire in people. All of these plants are native to Alberta and I enjoy having them take their rightful place in my garden.

9 comments:

Teri C said...

And you know how much I love these!! And volunteers no less. What fun!!

Lin said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!! They look GREAT in the grid!

Bonny said...

I love it when flowers are done in a grid! I don't know why that is and I haven't tried it myself yet. I just like the idea.

These are lovely drawings, Lynn. You chose the perfect colours, too.

biteyourowntail said...

Love the randomness of self seeded plants. the painting, in this grid format, makes me thingk of Victorian Nature diaries - lovely, well done!

Nancy said...

Love the grids!

Africantapestry said...

A lovely grid with all the flowers and plants I love too. A feeling of spring/summer radiates from this post...Beautiful
ronell

Serena said...

Lovely grid, Lynn! Can you please send some of that rain my way?...we are in severe drought and now on Level 5 water restrictions. :(

Anonymous said...

Love the flowers!

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phthaloblu said...

What a great grid full of color and loveliness. Just pick those dandelions and make salad from the greens, then fry up the flowers and have them with syrup! lol! Nice work!