There is now an aubretia at the top of the waterfall. I won this plant as a door prize at the Rock and Alpine show and sale this year. Hopefully this plant will be cascading down the rocks in a few more years.
The primula garden borders the moss/Japanese garden next to the pond.
A new blue primula in the garden this year.
This is the newly opened up view from the patio area to the pond. It crosses the stepping stones pass, over the primula bed and past the moss/Japanese garden to the pond. The stepping stones on the right side of the photo lead past the rhodos/azaleas to under the deck where there is more moss, ferns and other shade loving plants.
This is a view from the entry to the water garden, showing the new willow with the silver leaves in the foreground. That frog sitting on the moss is real. I have two of them in the pond now, dually recorded with the people with all the degree letters behind their names at the Provincial Governments's Frogwatch department: Nome of whom can advise on how to catch a bull frog. But do I want someone with a Ph.D income spending my tax dollars on catching frogs? They are very good at sending around emails to each other, though.
The dry stream under the deck newly lined with wood pieces, showing some of the plants in this shade garden, and the chair I have in the shade. Sure needed that shade the last few days when we have had up 30 degree temperatures. The Frogwatch people mentioned that the warmer summers we have had have been conducive to the spread of these invasive bull frogs.
A viiew of the moss/Japanese garden area with the dry stream that leads under the deck. I hope this moss spreads out more to the edge of the primula bed. I have serveral different kinds of moss in this moss/shade garden.
A closer view of the pond shooting from the stepping stone path. This photo is to capture the new volunteer tree that came with the pot of the shooting star, and the little pine tree that is in the space occupied by the blue spruce that outgrew its space and was taken out.
A closer look at the pine tree, the mossy rock, the Japanese maple and other plants in this area. The little pine was transplanted from the little rockery in the back garden, where this one too was outgrowing its space. The pine has survived its move and seems to have grown quite a bit since its move.
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