What’s in the Garden? – G

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It’s time for ABC Wednesday and my alphabetical garden tour this week shares what’s in the garden starting with G – birds, plants, whimsy and more.

There are plenty of plants beginning with G – globe thistle, godetia, geraniums, gazinia, gerbera daisies, and garlic chives. One year I even grew garlic.

blooms starting with G at craftygardener.ca
plants starting with G

The goldfinches are year round visitors but the rose breasted grosbeak only visits in the summer months. Then there are those pesky grackles that come to eat all they can.

grosbeaks and goldfinches at craftygardener.ca
birds starting with G

I love garden whimsy and over the years have made several different types of gazing balls.  The big ones are made from old bowling balls and flat sided gems, the small one is made from an old rubber ball and flat sided gems.  

gazing balls at craftygardener.ca
gazing balls

Another bit of garden whimsy are the gnomes that live in different spots in the garden.  Some live by the mushrooms and some live in the gnome treehouse.

gnomes in the garden at craftygardener.ca

An addition to the sunny deck several years ago was a gazebo and it now provides a shady spot to sit, enjoy the garden, watch and photograph the birds and critters.

the gazebo at craftygardener.ca

After being stored in the garage for the winter we put it back up in the spring.  It’s always an exciting time to get it ready for another season.  I hang all sorts of things around the frame, from wind chimes, to my driftwood spinners, to hummingbird feeders and much more.

One of these letters was found on the back of the garden bench and the other was found in the house.

the letter G at craftygardener.ca

I’m adding to my personal alphabet with the letter G for this week.

  • A – accepting, active, adaptable, amicable
  • B- bird watcher, book lover, British by birth,
  • C – crafter, Canadian by choice, cat lover, cheerful,
  • D – determined, decisive, dependable,
  • E – energetic, easy going, English,
  • F – friendly, frugal, fastidious, forthright,
  • G – Granny, gardener,
the gardener side at craftygardener.ca
pot of gerbera daisies at craftygardener.ca
a gerbera daisy
the gardener side at craftygardener.ca

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8 Responses

  1. ABC Wednesday

    Wonderful collection of G’s… although very beautiful.. as a birdlover I like the birds more then the flowers 😉

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

  2. Myrtle

    Love all your G collection Linda. Your gazebo looks very nice set up on your deck with a fee decorations also

  3. Su-sieee! Mac

    The story of the gazing ball is interesting. Another thing you have me wanting to make. I must find some flat gems.

  4. Country Gal

    Lovely post and photos . Lovely deck and gardens you have. I am catching up here in blogland as I have been outside everyday from sunrise to sunset also taking in my gardens and the wonderful wild life and weather we have . Tonight it is soo cool and fresh out and am able to have all the windows open and hear all the crickets and grasshoppers as the evening darkens , I love it no humidity at all . Most of our summer birds have migrated already which is odd as it is soo early for them to do so , our hummers are still about feasting up a storm from their feeders and our Wren is encouraging her third batch of babies to hurry up and fly the coop as they need to heard south soon to . Our Bluejays have showed up again as have the Chickadees we don’t have them here over summer so I think they know something we don’t lol.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Elaine, I’m enjoying the cooker evenings and mornings too. The hummer is just around occasionally now, the wren just shooed the last brood out of the birdhouse so think they have gone, and there are lots more goldfinches and house & purple finches around, Guess it won’t be long till the winter visitors are here. We sure could use a steady rain though, watering by hose of the veggies isn’t the same. I’ve already got some projects on the knitting needles and crochet hooks ready for watching the British shows on tv in the evenings when it is too cool to be outside. Still taking lots of photos but don’t seem to be sharing as much on my website, still share more on Instagram. Have a good day.

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