Baker’s dozen of flora

In 2016 I took a lot of photographs… on my phone. Here are 12 photos from my garden and one from a local park we discovered this year. All photos taken with an iPhone 5 using ProCamera app and Photoshop Express.

Winter aconite emerged early. March 5, 2016.
Narcissus ‘Thalia’ – new to the garden. April 17, 2016.
Remarkably, Townsendia parryi survived the hail storm of June 30, 2016.
We had a lot of rain. Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’ gift from my Mom. July 2016.
Early spring and lots of moisture brought a bounty of ‘Carmine Jewel’ cherries. July 2016.
And ‘Dragon Tongue’ beans. Grown in containers which saved them from slugs. July 2016.
An Oak fern was planted to remember family in Terrace, BC. July 30, 2016.
Also from Rundlewood garden, a 2nd year Veronicastrum shot up like fireworks. August 21, 2016.
A new calendula also bloomed in our garden. Thanks to seed shared from my Mom. August 2016.
The beauty of this annual was its state before unfurling. August 2016.
Despite frequent hail and rain, our small garden flourished. August 2016.
Alpine Rock Jasmine was the inspiration for Christmas cards. School boy was inspired by Christopher Boffoli. October 22, 2016.
There is nothing like nature to truly inspire. Ralph Klein park. July 31, 2016.

Spring has its own designs.

Gardening on the Canadian prairies is definitely an exercise in patience.

  • A solitary clutch of Galanthus nivalis holds court over a still thawing garden.
  • A spiky tuft of hand grown blue fescue defiantly announces it made it through the winter.
  • Branches of crabapples show silhouettes of nothingness – evidence of the robins’ 2 day feast.

Galanthus nivalis. Image copyright B. Wanhill 2014Festuca glauca. Image copyright B. Wanhill 2014

Malus baccatta 'Rosthern.' Image copyright B. Wanhill 2014
All images Canon T3i