In my neck of the woods of southern Ontario and in particular my own patch called the Sandbox I garden outside for three seasons: spring, summer and fall. Winter here is cold and snowy. The trees, shrubs and perennials all take a nap until the soil warms up again in spring.
We had a very good growing year with very warm temperatures and a reasonable amount of rain. The plants looked good with no long periods of drought and certainly not like the season of 2009 where we had too much rain and not enough sunshine. It was quite perfect for producing good bloom and growth.
I decided to offer you a small offering of what grew well in the Sandbox. I chose those blooms that were especially lovely but there were others I could have added.
A yellow early daylily, grape hyacinth, white trillium, pink peony, clematis ‘Guernsey Cream’, Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’, Double Bloodroot, peach daylily, and a blue columbine.
Bear’s Breeches, Cosmos ‘Pink Pom Pom’, Cup Plant, Rose ‘The Fairy’, Gaillardia, Lavender ‘Hidcote’, Daylily ‘ Canada Goose’, Hydrangea ‘Pink Diamond’, Cardinal Flower.
Clematis orientalis, Smooth Aster, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ with morning glory, Chrysanthemum ‘Clara Curtis’, deep pink cosmos, Echinacea purperea, Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’, Phlox paniculata, and a red aster.
There were so many others that were equally glorious in the garden. We are getting heavy frosts now. All the annuals have succumbed. I am planting bulbs now for the spring showing.
Join Carol at Maydreamsgardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I am also joining Tootsie for Tootsie Time. I hope to see your post there too. Have a great weekend. Valerie