I will be away at a conference in our nations' capital, Ottawa, so I am taking a small blogging break.
I will leave you with some pictures of whats blooming in my garden.
Magnolia 'Susan' is in full bloom with her large purple-red flowers.
Bergenia cordifolia is in full bloom and the bumblebees are always visiting.
A smaller version of Bergenia called 'Baby Doll' has smaller leaves and small white flowers.
Both are hardy from Zone 2-9, are evergreen in most climates and the leaves take on a rich bronzy-red tone throughout the fall and winter. They are tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions, including dry shade. Which make them perfect for my shady and sandy conditions.
Pinus strobus (White Pine), P. mugo (Mugo Pine), P. sylvestris (Scotch Pine) and P. banksiana (Jack Pine) are growing in my garden and they are starting this years new growth. In a couple of weeks clouds of yellow pollen will be seen blowing from the trees.
I bought these tulips for the Ontario Horticultural Associations' 100th Anniversary 5 years ago and they still look great, even being crowded by the 'John Cabot' Explorer Rose.
I wish all of you a wonderful week.