Winter Slumber

The season is over. I feel I started off well and fixed many things in the garden I had been putting off but I also faded out at the end. Now my garden looks like this until spring. In the meantime I will post here on occasion but my focus will now shift to my other blog – Kathy’s Kiosk. There I continue to show and tell about life in the country and also about my life as a volunteer at the Medicine River Wildlife Centre.

Mid Summer – Tiger Lily

The Asiatic Lilies are done and now the Tiger Lilies (lillium lancifolium) are just coming into flower along with the day lilies. This is only the second year I’ve had these blooming in my perennial bed but I’ve found them to be very hardy. They are rated for zone 2. These plants do best at the back of the border as they are quite tall – about 4ft.x1ft.- and would look better in clumps.  I think the only drawback to this plant is having to bend over to look up into the flowers!

Hansa Shrub Rose

The ‘Hansa’ is one of the earlier modern hardy shrub roses. I’m convinced this rose is one of the hardest to kill!  It grows 3′-5′ tall and wide, has deep pink/fuschia double-petal flowers, a semi-strong ‘rose’ fragrance and flowers steadily from mid-June until fall. It tolerates a variety of soils and conditions. A very good beginner’s rose.

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