This is the same area as above, on February
10th. This is in the moss garden. There are 3 clumps of the snowdrops growing
in the moss garden. Every year I debate whether to move them. This year I
decided to leave them. I might have to reduce the size of the clumps, though.
The moss garden needs to be cleaned up.
The double snowdrops that are by the front
step. They are slightly fragrant and the size of the clump is slowly
The camillia is in full bloom. Its amazing how
long it has carried flowers. It is not the pretties camillia, though.
By mid January Pat had finished removing this
'strawberry tree'. It is a kind of an arbutus and was constantly dropping
leaves or other bits. It was also crowding the fig tree on one side and the
path on the other side. This should open the area up for the fruit trees to get
more light now. He has also pruned back the fig tree and has done a very nice
job on the apple tree. The apple tree was completely out of hand. It now looks
much better. This summer would have been its year to have a smaller crop, so it
is a good time to prune it back. We had hoards of apples last Fall. We have
lots of apple sauce and are eating them fresh out of cold storage. We have
had quite a lot of rain recently and fairly warm temperatures. The crocuses are
all out in full bloom now... pictures soon.
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to My Garden at
2/18/2015 09:08:00 PM
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom