Friday, May 18, 2012

Old Fashioned Pansies

 Pansies like this remind me of Victorian times for some reason, and since this weekend in Canada we are celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria , I thought I would share these photos with you.

This is the first official holiday weekend of the summer here. Typically when everyone starts to plant their annual flowers and make everything look pretty.
People with cottages "up north" as we call it (a common Canadian thing to have) set out to open up their place for the summer weekends.

 A cottage would be nice, but if I had to deal with mosquitos , black flies or deer flies, forget it, I will enjoy my own back garden thank you.

 A cottage on the ocean maybe, that's more for me :)

As you know, I love, love, love flowers. At the moment my lilac bushes which I just planted last year have just come into full bloom, so I will be cutting a few today to bring inside. They are one of my favourite spring flowers. Not much else has come to bloom yet, but I am hoping soon.

We have had beautiful weather this week so I have been outside a lot enjoying our gazebo, which I will share with you soon. I want to plant something around the bottom edges of it, so we are heading out to the garden centre to see what we can find, and to check out some plants for the pond. I am ready to have a great weekend, hope you do too.

Love to all,