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My garden provides me with a lot of satisfaction and solace.
I choose plants that deliver all year round - so that I have things to harvest, smell, and prune throughout the year.
But Spring is one of my favourite seasons.
The winter clean-up now pays dividends.
So much is happening with new growth and blossoms.
The birds, bees and skinks run amok as the days lengthen and warm.
Below is a little sample of what is happening in my garden this week.
My first rose of the year - Simply Marvelous - a cultivar
selected for it's fragrance and ability to grow happily in a pot.
The Port Wine Magnolia is in a pot near the front door to make the most of it's amazing sweet fragrance.
I forget to water it, it's been knocked over by strong winds but it just keeps powering on.
The convolvulous groundcover is in a shaded area of my backyard and has only put out it's first blooms this past week.
The Allium (garlic) is not only good eating, but I love the flowers too.
Geraniums are a little old-fashioned these days, but they're so easy to grow from cuttings, come in so many amazing colours, thrive on minimal watering and this little beauty is a climber that covers up the ugly fenceline we share with our neighbours.
No garden is complete without strawberries!
And you know that summer is on the way when the Marigolds brighten up the garden.
Finally this pic highlights out beautiful stone wall with the Virginia Creeper newly leafed. It has taken four years for it to 'stick' and I'm delighted with the look - it softens the wall and I love how the various stones peep out between the tendrils.