It is our semi holiday weekend here in Canada but the holiday fell on Tuesday so, it is off to work for me today and then a little break tomorrow for July 1.
We're going into my happy place today. Kick off your shoes and let's go for a walk in the grass.
Although my happy place has been invaded by a combination of voles and pocket gophers who have been trying to consume each and every one of my new lovely plants.
I have been employing technology found on amazon in the form of sonic stakes after the used cat litter, cayenne pepper, tunnel flooding and simple whack-a-mole policies weren't working. I will have an update on this situation in a few weeks as I figure out what actually works for anyone who is similarly inflicted.
Lots of photos, less talking.
Our early summer front garden this year.
dahlias's planted in a pot in our garden bed
white swan echinachea getting ready to bloom next to bird's nest spruce
yarrow, salvia nemerosa, and tradescantia red
rudbeckia (black eyed susan) waiting its turn in the spotlight, with an upright boxwood that took a winter beating in the background
tall leaf plant in left background is ligularia, grey foreground is lamb's ear and many varieties of hosta as well as russian sage
yellow flowers are coreposis, tall green bent plant is solomon's seal, elijah blue fescue, purple tree is a japanese maple called something that i forget and i am having a brain fart so will ask my mom and get back to you
clematis in background "westerplatte", lilly in foreground
looking from the front yard to my vegetable garden in the back. my sunflowers are really starting to get some steam now
clematis on trellis white is john huxtable, and plant on right is heuchera "coral bells"