The garden tour this week shares what’s in the garden starting with B.
One of my favourite spring blooms are the bleeding hearts. This perennial plant loves the shady north facing gardens. The plants get very big and are covered in pink or white blooms. There are lots of other plants that start with B – beeblam, begonias, bluets and boxwood to mention a few.
The bluejays are noisy, year round visitors to the garden. They love the peanuts and loudly squawk to let you know they are arriving at the feeders.
I grow lots of veggies and herbs that start with B – beans, basil, borage, beetroot.
I love bling in the garden and make most of it from wire, marbles, old CDs, keys and anything that sparkles and glitters. I leave most of it up year round and it sure is pretty in winter.
My favourite thing for B is my bottle tree. It has been through a few transitions since 2014. The original trees were made on branches from bushes in the garden. But over time they rot away and collapse. In 2018 I purchased two metal bottle trees and have them by the sign post garden and in the Egyptian Walking onion garden.
I love how it sparkles in the sun, catches the snowflakes in winter, and is a great conversation piece.
A fun challenge I set myself awhile ago was to take photos of things that resemble the letters of the alphabet. Some of these things are from the garden and some from the trips we take out and about.
I also started a personal alphabet. Have you ever started one of these? It proves to be very interesting.
B- bird watcher, book lover, British by birth,