I wonder how many lilies of the valley are in bloom in a shady corner near the pond. 3 years ago I bought in the Garden Center a single lily dried root, I planted it and since then have never seen flowers. It turns out the root had grown and gave a lot of leaves and flowers this year. I walk along the pond feeling scent of lilies of the valley.
Near the new fence the plants wintered better, I think the fence protected them against the northern wind and frost. The lawn in the front garden is green and I'm glad the bed with Geranium, decorative onions and Geum coccineum is coloful.
Tall and very hardy Canadian rose 'Therese Bugnet' started to flower, I love its strong scent! Canadian rose grows near a red-leaved bush, it's Physocarpus opulifolius, it shades the rose and nicely flowers in June.
I love another decorative bush in my garden - it's Cornus alba sibirica, it's in bloom now, but its flowers are too simple.
To tell the truth I had never liked the Centaurea montana and considered them wild flowers. As they reminded me of bur that was always growing along the road to the river. Centaurea montana is now flowering near Primula and Bergenia and goes well after they finish blooming.
I'd sowed Viola seeds last autumn in a pot and put it in the greenhouse. Despite the bad winter flowers sprouted and now the multi colorful viola adorns a bed.
This wild white tea rose unknown variety appeared itself in my garden and I loved its hardiness and scent. It flowers once in June for 20 days.
Despite of cool days and cold nights my veggies grow little by little, I cover some of them (beet, carrot) and feed fertilizers to protect from cold nights. I show you some of them:
gooseberry and small apple
I'm hoping this summer is warm finally and all my flowers and veggies grow well.
Do you grow flowers and veggies in your garden?
What do you think: are your own veggies ecological or not?