Milo. Female. Age 2. Destroyer of Worlds.
Photos and video of plants, animals, and stranger cats as they travel through her garden territory.

 

kihaku-gato:

LITTLE BUN BUNS! While walking in the Shakespearean Gardens in Stratford, I stumbled upon three little wild rabbits along the vegetable/herb garden section, and only a few feet away from me at that! They were nibbling away at the greens with cautious care.

Normally a pest in the common garden, but since they were in someone else’s garden I think I can overlook that fact here lol.

Photographed July 9th 2014


Exactly !

Marmots around here are too cute then one moves under my shed and munches the tops off of my lupines and out comes the live trap for relocation.

Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’My first year growing these they seem to be quite popular at the moment and I can see why. A very nice change from the yellow of most perennial Rudbeckia.

Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’

My first year growing these they seem to be quite popular at the moment and I can see why. A very nice change from the yellow of most perennial Rudbeckia.

Saskatoons ! I was impressed with the size of one old bush it had grown into a full sized tree about 10 feet tall. Amelanchier alnifolia, also known as the serviceberry, grows all over western North America.

Saskatoons !

I was impressed with the size of one old bush it had grown into a full sized tree about 10 feet tall.

Amelanchier alnifolia, also known as the serviceberry, grows all over western North America.

It took about an hour of hiking and crossing a jungle gym of a water intake to get to the other side of the creek but it was worth it to see wild mallows blooming !Iliamna rivularis (cool name) are native here in interior of BC down through western US.

It took about an hour of hiking and crossing a jungle gym of a water intake to get to the other side of the creek but it was worth it to see wild mallows blooming !

Iliamna rivularis (cool name) are native here in interior of BC down through western US.

Look at this lovely clump of Heuchera cylindrica blooming up on the mountain. Tough plant, bc native.

Look at this lovely clump of Heuchera cylindrica blooming up on the mountain. Tough plant, bc native.

I tried Commelina coelestis for the first time this year. Its not hardy here but I am planning to dig up the tubers and over winter them like cannas. Flower looks just like a blue spiderwort (tradescantia) to which it is related.

I tried Commelina coelestis for the first time this year.

Its not hardy here but I am planning to dig up the tubers and over winter them like cannas.

Flower looks just like a blue spiderwort (tradescantia) to which it is related.

Opium poppies are so beautiful ! Hah they’re also good for poppy seed muffins.

(Papaver somniferum)

Look at all the colour variations. I don’t even have white, black or any bicolours either. I’m sure if I got some seeds of them then they would cross into an endless rainbow.

garden2mabelly:

Umm…so I got excited last week that my creeping Thyme was about to open a bunch of pink flowers, turns out there’s something else growing in the crack and I forgot what Thyme flowers look like.
Anyone have a clue what those pink flowers belong to?

I’d want to see a close up of the flowers and the leaves too. Phlox and Silene jump to mind as possibilities, maybe someone else will have more suggestions.

garden2mabelly:

Umm…so I got excited last week that my creeping Thyme was about to open a bunch of pink flowers, turns out there’s something else growing in the crack and I forgot what Thyme flowers look like.

Anyone have a clue what those pink flowers belong to?

I’d want to see a close up of the flowers and the leaves too. Phlox and Silene jump to mind as possibilities, maybe someone else will have more suggestions.