Saturday, 20 June 2015

Tales of Impending Bloom

 Here we are on the eve of the Summer Solstice and all I have to show are some tales of impending doom! The doom of Spring, that is, as we segue into Summer and the promise of blooms to come.
Witchface spent ages coming up with that.
I know. Sad, isn't it?
 Oh, shut up, you two!

Acanthus spinosa


Veronicastrum virginicum emerging from catnip and pink New Zealand flax

Helianthus annuus

Astilbe surrounded by campanula, lamium and zantedeschia

Something I can't remember the name of. I think it has some 'z's in it? Not a zinnia.

Digitalis "Illumination Flame"

Asarina "Red Dragon" with geranium to the left and lobelia to the right

Crocosmia "Lucifer"

 Hopefully these will all be in flower by the time The Mistress returns from her holiday and, no doubt, announces the Garden Photos Event.


  1. When the Mistress returns?? To play safe I take a picture every month in preparation; even if she's back in September I can send her something from July, she'll be none the wiser :-)

  2. P.S I'm sure The Mistress will be brought to her knees by your illuminated flame.

  3. That first pix is really stunning! What camera/lens are you using?

    PS: If MJ doesn't hurry up, Canadian Summer will soon be over!

  4. The Ms Scarlets (If there's not a band with this name, there should be!): Quite. I'm not holding my breath - Asphyxiating is so last century!

    Well, despite not holding my breath, I am keeping a candle lit, so to speak!

    LX: Um... Whatever camera is hidden within the inner gubbins of my phone - a Nokia Lumia 520? My digital camera is broken, and I haven't got around to getting it fixed yet (if indeed it's fixable).

  5. I'm afraid that the garden has been neglected this year... far too much happening and not enough water falling from from the sky and I refuse to pay exorbitant government fees for water usage. They have tripled in the last 2 years! So the garden either survives on rainfall or dies. The only thing I do water is the vegetable patch and more often than not in the heat of summer ends up being sunburnt and wilted most of the time...
    your garden is looking great with a large number of curious and interesting inhabitants... I look forward to their full blooming

  6. Well, I'm not surprised, as you are the busiest Princess I know! Although, I would have thought that those psychotic gnomes could do something around the garden (other than the unmentionable) while you're directing renovations or out clothing hoardes of pirates?
    As to the scorching summer and lack of rainfall, it must be heart-breaking to see your plants wither and die. However, those plants that do survive should be stronger and more suited to these extremes in weather, so maybe in a couple of years, you will have a full and hardy garden again? In the meantime, just live vicariously through the Garden Photos Event!


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