White Tulips

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My back yard garden is divided into two distinct areas – one small patio just large enough to fit a nice patio table that seats four comfortably, and the back garden area lined with 3 to 4 foot deep garden beds along the edges, with grass in the center of the back garden area.

Between the patio and the back garden area is a an oval garden bed that attaches to the garden beds on the right side of the yard … it’s in this garden bed that you’ll find these lovely white tulips blooming away in April.

Have you landscaped your backyard? If so, do you have just one big backyard with plants (and maybe rocks) strategically placed in certain areas) or did you divide your yard as we did so you have a more functional relaxed area ie the patio for eating and entertaining, and a garden area?





About to bloom – Pink Hyacinth

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I took this photo of some of my Pink Hyacinth when it was just getting ready to bloom. This was mid-April … of course it’s been blooming it’s pretty little head off and smelling up my yard with it’s heady perfume for about two weeks now.

I have several clusters of Hyacinth growing in my back and front garden beds. Most of them are pink or purple, but I have a few that are a soft peach in color.

It’s been warm here in Toronto the last few days so we’ve had the windows and doors open and every once in a while (especially early morning and late at night) the smell of the hyacinths will come indoors. It’s lovely.

Do you grow Hyacinths too?

Yellow Mums in all their glory

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I took this photo in September when the mums were in full bloom. Aren’t they lovely?

I used to not really like mums, not until I had a garden of my own anyway. They do make a nice fall flower as they add some color to the garden as most of the other plants begin to wind down (bloom wise) for the year.

Do you enjoy mums?

Sedum in Bloom

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The Sedum and other flowers that I grow in my garden are beginning to fade away as Autumn brings cooler weather, but a few weeks ago, many of my garden plants were still in bloom.

The photo above is a picture of the Sedum that I grow in my front yard. I love it’s multi-coloured tiny pink flowers with their white highlights.

As I said the sedum are fading away now, but I usually leave them in the garden through winter as they look nice dried – even when they are partially covered in snow.