The Garden Path
The tall skinny tree at the far left of the photo is Columnar Trembling Aspen. It makes the loveliest sound as the leaves rustle when the merest breeze dances through the leaves. The other little tree is a 2 year old Toba Morden Hawthorn tree (bred in Morden, Manitoba). When it blooms in spring it's flowers resemble clusters of tiny 1/2" round pink flowers that closely resemble tiny little roses. At it's feet is the purple flowered Jolly Bee Geranium. It is one single perennial that grows about 3-4 feet around and 2 1/2 feet high! It will bloom the entire season. On the fence behind are various types of clematis - behind the tall aspen tree is the four petaled delicate pink Willy, then to it's right is a Helsingborg, and two it's right is a Lemon Bell that has not covered the trellis entirely. Beside that is a virtually empty trellis waiting for the only large flowered clematis I own to grow and bloom. It is a mystery clematis I bought without any labels but a single flower was in bloom and I loved it. So ... $14. No label. What can I say - it was lovely. When it blooms again I will try to figure out what it is. Standing tall with large upturned leaves are the hollyhocks just recently bloomed. Just right of the blue-purple Jolly Bee geraniums are tiny red flowers called Coral Bells and just to their right are the lovely pink John Davis shrub roses (Canadian bred).