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Garden plants & others.....

The sun loving flower garden at the south end of the house delights hummingbirds, butterflies, migrating warblers & other species! The flower garden is designed to sustain early arrivals and late departures of hummingbirds.

The pergola has offered some shade and has 'had' a variety of vines growing on it such as Honeysuckle, Trumpet vines, American bittersweet, wild grape and a variety of clematis vines. The beams have made wonderful perches for migrating warblers who layover to hunt for insects. The wild grape was stopped in the spring of 2020 as it was taking over the pergola. The American Bittersweet and honey suckle will fill in ... in no time.

Ambitious plans for retirement resulted in a 50'x60' organic vegetable garden north of the house. Every year we can expect perennials such as raspberries, honeyberries, asparagus, strawberries ( Pineberry variety) and herbs such as chives, sage, oregano and tarragon.

It's quite an effort keeping up with the overabundance of asparagus ... however, nothing stops us from enjoying a spear or two as we work in the garden. The taste of fresh raw asparagus is amazing!! It is soon time for the asparagus to be moved to another area in the garden.

The honeyberries and strawberries ripen at the end of June.
One may have to compete with the newly fledged Brown thrashers for the honeyberries!!

Garlic cloves were not planted during the autumn of 2019, a major disappointment to friends, family and neighbours!

West of the garden is the 'nursery' garden. It houses 30 young coniferous trees waiting to be planted.

Wild apples & crabapples make delicious sauce & jelly! The overabundance of wild grapes in 2019 resulted in a few jars of wild grape jelly and satisfied catbirds that hung around and cleaned off the vines in September.
This crabapple tree is over a 100 years old ... the spring blossoms were spectacular!!
This crabapple tree is over a 100 years old ... the spring blossoms were spectacular!!
Crabapple blossoms and cedar waxwings!!
Crabapple blossoms and cedar waxwings!!
Crabapples were plentiful this year!
Crabapples were plentiful this year!
A good-sized crabapple
A good-sized crabapple
Great tasting crabapples
Great tasting crabapples
Crabapple jelly!!
Crabapple jelly!!
Monarch butterfly and Butterfly Weed
Monarch butterfly and Butterfly Weed
A view of the gardens from the patio
A view of the gardens from the patio
The hummingbird moth loves the verbena bonarises
The hummingbird moth loves the verbena bonarises
The all season flower garden
The all season flower garden
A variety of clematis
A variety of clematis
Clematis lines the arches of the pergola
Clematis lines the arches of the pergola
Clematis lines the arches of the pergola
Clematis lines the arches of the pergola
The pergola when it was first built
The pergola when it was first built
An aging Hummingbird Moth in September
An aging Hummingbird Moth in September
 Zinnea & tortoiseshell butterfly.....
Zinnea & tortoiseshell butterfly.....
Flax
Flax
Native Columbine - one of the first spring flowers
Native Columbine - one of the first spring flowers
Natural planters
Natural planters
Martha Washington's Plume
Martha Washington's Plume
Martha Washington's Plume
Martha Washington's Plume
Lupine seeds all the way from PEI - thanks Shirley!!
Lupine seeds all the way from PEI - thanks Shirley!!
The plant is taller than me!
The plant is taller than me!
Hoping to attract butterflies & hummingbirds
Hoping to attract butterflies & hummingbirds
Facing east
Facing east
A view from the patio
A view from the patio
Stones from the property
Stones from the property
View of the front garden from the patio table
View of the front garden from the patio table
The view of front garden from the patio
The view of front garden from the patio
Miss Molly butterfly bush - a haven for Monarch butterflies, hummingbirds and hummingbird moths!!
Miss Molly butterfly bush - a haven for Monarch butterflies, hummingbirds and hummingbird moths!!
Driftwood from the wetlands
Driftwood from the wetlands
Golden pathway with Creeping Jenny that comes back every year!
Golden pathway with Creeping Jenny that comes back every year!
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Janice's Heather
Janice's Heather
Lilies received when visiting Joy & Rick
Lilies received when visiting Joy & Rick
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Liatris
Liatris
Natural trellis for the vines
Natural trellis for the vines
Verbena
Verbena
Butterfly Bush & Monarch Butterfly
Butterfly Bush & Monarch Butterfly
Haskap 2 in 1 Borealis/Honeyberry
Haskap 2 in 1 Borealis/Honeyberry
Honeyberries - 4 bushes that provide an over abundance of berries that ripen at the end of June
Honeyberries - 4 bushes that provide an over abundance of berries that ripen at the end of June
The chipmunks planted the sunflowers!
The chipmunks planted the sunflowers!
Tomatoes and green peppers - essential ingredients for salsa!
Tomatoes and green peppers - essential ingredients for salsa!
Peppers!
Peppers!
Organic produce in our back yard!
Organic produce in our back yard!
One cannot have too many tomatoes!
One cannot have too many tomatoes!
Garlic flowers gone to seed
Garlic flowers gone to seed
Canning 101
Canning 101
Kale grows well in the 60'x50' garden north of the house
Kale grows well in the 60'x50' garden north of the house
 A basket of wild grapes ....
A basket of wild grapes ....
Bountiful organic produce grown in one's back yard!
Bountiful organic produce grown in one's back yard!
One of the old apple trees
One of the old apple trees
Red Elderberry shrubs for the birds
Red Elderberry shrubs for the birds
See the holes left by the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?
See the holes left by the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?
Wild grapes
Wild grapes
Feverfew - can become invasive!
Feverfew - can become invasive!
A butterfly friendly garden
A butterfly friendly garden
Wild apple sauce and then some ........
Wild apple sauce and then some ........
Pineberry strawberries growing abundantly     (https://strawberryplants.org/pineberry-pineberries/)
Pineberry strawberries growing abundantly (https://strawberryplants.org/pineberry-pineberries/)