In the spirit of taking time to slow down, enjoy the garden, look closely and appreciate the season's bounty before it escapes us, this week I'm going to post a few photos of my favorite happenings in my Langley garden.....can't believe how productive and flowery this little space has grown in the four years it's been in the ground....
New to my garden this year is this weirdly pretty green coneflower (Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard') growing here with edible pea pods.
As common and easy to grow as they are, no flower in my garden (except maybe sweet peas) pleases me more than cheerful nasturtiums. Combined with pumpkins and strawberries they tumble down the side of a galvanized feed trough. In the background are the burgundy, heart-shaped leaves of Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
'New Heights' Delphiniums from Log House Plants....these dwarf English delphiniums don't require staking.... the tree in the background that looks like an olive is actually a weeping, willow-leafed ornamental pear tree (Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula')