Saturday, July 22, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Coldplay Oriental Lily


This oriental lily is planted in a west facing flower bed along with poppies, daylilies and other oriental lilies.
Planted July 17, 2017


Emily Carr Rose

This is my second Emily Carr Rose bush.  The first one was planted in our home in Red Deer and thrived in a sunny bed.  This new bush has been planted in a Northwest facing bed but due to the openess of the yard should 
receive ample sun.
The Emily Carr Rose bush belongs to the Canadian Artist Series and is a compact plant growing to a height of 1.1 to 1.5 meters. and a width of about 1 meter.
Planted July 17, 2017
The dark red to near black blooms open to deep red semi-double blooms from spring to frost.  Glossy green foliage turns to golden yellow in the fall.  
This bush is vigorous, hardy and disease resistant but intolerant of standing water.
July 17, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mose's Fire Daylily

This daylily was planted in the summer of 2016 in an east facing flowerbed in Norglenwold.
July 6, 2017

Strawberry Candy Daylily

This daylily was planted in the summer of 2016 in an east facing flowerbed in Norglenwold.
July 6, 2017
July 31, 2017

Eenie Fanfare Daylily

This daylily is planted in an east facing flowerbed in Norglenwold.
Planted July 6, 2017

Hydrangea

Thanks Barbara for this lovely hydrangea.  First planted at a lake home on Sylvan Lake it was moved to  a flower bed with a north-east exposure in Norglenwold.   Not sure yet what kind of Hydrangea it is.  Another move at the end of August 2017 to a flower bed at the cabin on Sylvan Lake.
Planted July 10, 2017

Moonlight Masquerade/Re-Blooming Daylily

This daylily although planted in a east facing flowerbed in Norglenwold, 
still gets good sun.  
Spread listed as 18" and height as 26".  Norglenwold, Alberta
July 10, 2017
July 6, 2017 (Planted today)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pink/Purple Feathery Poppy

These poppies are growing in the backyard underneath a Mountain Ash Tree.  They were started from seeds harvested two summers ago and planted last summer.  
Photo taken July 1, 2017

White Poppies with Blue/Purple Center

This poppy grew from seed from 
poppy pods harvested last summer.
So far there appears that there will only be one flower this year.  It is planted in a backyard bed facing east and in summer gets good sunlight most of the day. 
Photo taken July 1, 2017

Weeping Birch Tree


Late June 2017












This mature Weeping Birch Tree has been growing for years in the front yard of this SW Calgary home.  How many more years will this birch tree grow?

Planter Peonies

2017 is reason to celebrate Canada.  Happy Canada Day 150.  These peonies greet visitors on the 
front step of a SW Calgary home.

Grandma Bolton's Rose Bush

This rose bush holds special meaning to a Calgary family.  Grandma Bolton's rose bush was moved from Grandma Bolton's farm to a starter home first in SE Calgary, then to the family's second home in the same neighborhood and now recently moved with the family of five to their new home in Mount Royal.  It is holding it's own and appears to have handled nicely the transition to it's new location once again.  It should be blooming soon.

Early summer 2017

Dark Pink Peony

May 29 ,2017
A peony planted in a raised bed in a sunny backyard in Mount Royal.  Amy, did you plant this peony this spring or was it in the yard already? Do you happen to know it's name?