Friday, 18 July 2014

July Blooms & Caring Parents

        Here are some photos of flowers blooming in my yard this month, along with a few from our trip to Manning Park last month. I just love the way the little Colombian ground Squirrel parents stood watch over their young. They couldn't even be lured close with peanuts, one of their favourite foods. We ended up giving away most of our peanuts to the brave Clark's nutcrackers. They took the peanuts right out of our hands. Some of them can even catch the peanuts when you toss them up into the air. The peanuts were tossed, not the birds, ha ha. It's a whole lot of fun and worth the drive out to Manning. I'm linking up with Tootsie Time for Flaunt your flowers Friday. 
Colombian Ground Squirrel

Parent Guarding its young

Clark's Nutcracker


Daylily Strawberry Candy


Nigella self-seeded from last year

White Nigella

Nigella and Butterfly Bush




Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Fairy Gardens!

A few weeks ago I discovered  my local Buckerfields store had a wide assortment of fairy/miniature garden accessories in stock. Not only that but they have an amazing fairy garden in their greenhouse out back.  I took some photos of their garden, and bought some cute little things to start another fairy garden because fairy gardening is addictive! It's kinda like being a kid all over again.

I just love the mini vegetable garden! 

Accessories I bought

My second fairy garden, and it even has real flowers in the bucket :)

My first fairy garden, with new plants.