This is the new view to the Pond. I have now finished taking out the blue spruce that had become too large for the space. This gives another vista from the patio area to the pond. This photo was before I cleaned the leaves and debris off of the moss garden and the primula bed. Everything is covered with the fallen plum blossom petals. I have rearranged the pink pots, also, but they still need to have the tulips removed from the big pot.
This is a view of the stepping stones that go to the fern/moss garden under the deck. The white flowers are the white hellebore that I have removed as it was crowding out the little white azalea and everything in that spot. This will open up this area and allow more moss as ground cover to balance the flat surface area with the taller foliage.
This is a gorgeous color in the primula. It is spreading like crazy.
This pink double primula is spreading nicely also.
The two primulas, above, are next to each other and make a good contrast in color. I have since cleaned up the old leaves and weeds and added compost to the primula bed I dug the compost out of the old compost bin. I will need more compost for the back garden in all of the 'rooms' except the woodland.
This is the dark maroon hellebore. These plants are in bloom for a long period of time. They are one of the first plants to bloom in the spring and they are still in bloom now. This one sits between the two rhodos next to the back step. I will need to dig it out too as it is getting too big for its space also. I will move pieces of it to the woodland and to moss/fern garden under the deck, as I did with the white hellebore.
This yellow primula is a newer one and needs some time to get established.
While cleaning up the primula bed, I accidentally dug this one out. I hope it survives. It is a lovely dark blue double. I have not saved the names of any of the primulas.
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