This is a new plant in the little rockery in the back garden. It is Androsace Sempervivoides or rock jasmine. It should be covered in pink blossoms next Spring.
The scleranthus uniflorum (New Zealand Moss) is slowly spreading in the little rockery in the back garden
The little lewisias in bloom. These little lewisias have self seeded around the little rockery.
The chives that grow next to the English Oak tree just along the property line on the east side of the back garden.
This French lilac grows beside the Oak tree and blooms profusely with the heavenly lilac fragrance.
I have a tall bearded iris bed growing on the other side of the Oak tree. The iris bed goes to the corner of where my garden meets both neighbors properties. The herbs, a clematis and the back cedar hedge go along this property line. Sheila's fence makes a nice back drop for the irises, but I do have two small hedging cedars growing up there. The stump from the wisteria vine is in this corner where our properties meet. Once I would dream about having a trellis for the wisteria in this corner that extended to both neighbors properties with benches under the trellis where we could enjoy visits ... well dream on... it won't happen.
The tall bearded iris multiply very quickly. This is one that is in the driveway strip. It is time to divide them again and replenish the soil.
This is a wild volunteer small tree in the woodland. I believe it is an Indian Plum tree. The birds are supposed to be crazy about these fruits. As this tree popped up next to my Saskatoon trees you can guess who gets all of those berries, too. I have a lot of birds in my garden, so don't mind them having the berries.
The top of the woodland area behind our old garage with the Japanese cedar in the center, the pin oak to the left with the lily of the valley just in front of the oak. The oak was just opening its leaves at this time. Most other trees were fully leaved out at this time, even the English oak.
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