What’s in the Garden? – M

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The alphabetical garden tour continues with M and I hope you aren’t fed up with it at this point as we are mid way through the alphabet.

The plants beginning with M are all many and marvellous … mountain bluet, marigolds, miscanthus, money plant, mums, marsh marigolds, morning glory, mallows and milkweed.  

plants beginning with M at craftygardener.ca
plants beginning with M

It’s hard to pick a favourite but I think milkweed is close to the top as it is a plant that encourages Monarch butterflies.

monarch butterflies on the milkweed at craftygardener.ca
monarch butterflies on the milkweed

One year I spent a lot of time adding mulch to the front gardens.  I laid paper down first (after weeding) and put the mulch on top of it.  I love how it looks in the garden and it really does help keep the weeds down.

mulch on the gardens at craftygardener.ca

Mushrooms will pop up anywhere in the garden.  The small ones in the top right of the photo below were discovered last December.

mushrooms in the garden at craftygardener.ca

I have lots of whimsical mushrooms that I made for the garden as well.  I used old dishes, flower pot saucers, bottles and vases to create these.  Each year they pop up in a different place, just like the real mushrooms.  This photo shows them grouped around an old wooden ladder in the fence garden.

whimsical toadstools at craftygardener.ca
whimsical mushrooms

This little manhole seeker, which was a gift from a friend, is a great addition to the garden.  

the manhole seeker at craftygardener.ca
manhole seeker

The letter M was found on the windows of the parliament buildings in Ottawa.  My favourite is the intricate one in the biggest photo. Touring the parliament buildings was something we really enjoyed, but Centre Block is now under renovations which could take up to 10 years to complete.

finding the letter M at craftygardener.ca

I’m adding to my personal alphabet, and M words are – mother, motivated, mature, meticulous,

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4 Responses

  1. Margie

    I’ve always been partial to “M” because it’s my first initial!

  2. ABC Wednesday

    Mushroom time is here again, what a joy

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

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