The Wild Garden

We had quite the winter here in Nova Scotia, I haven't seen anything like it in all my 50+ years living here. The snow storms were relentless, we didn't really have a good thaw and it just kept piling up, snow, freezing rain, snow on and on. We began to worry about our gardens. We have a lot of shrubs and small bushes that were buried and bent over with the weight of the snow. Once it had all melted we saw lots of damage with broken branches and pretty sad looking plants.

Somehow Mother Nature was watching over us and the garden is in bloom, I think even more so than last year. We are expecting rain at times heavy tonight so I got out to take a few pictures before the rain. I hope the forecast is wrong and the blooms will be around for a while.

One of many rhododendrons and "Lily" (so named by Ben, we have no idea why!). I was thrilled that we actually had tulips this year, I am sorry I didn't get a picture of them at their peak. There a a few deer that roam through town snacking on all the tulips but they missed us this year.

One of many rhododendrons and "Lily" (so named by Ben, we have no idea why!). I was thrilled that we actually had tulips this year, I am sorry I didn't get a picture of them at their peak. There a a few deer that roam through town snacking on all the tulips but they missed us this year.

I wish I knew all the proper names of the rhododendrons!

I wish I knew all the proper names of the rhododendrons!

Mother nature at her finest!

Mother nature at her finest!

Our secret garden room, laden with grapes and wisteria (that hasn't bloomed since we have been here) but if this year is like last we will have a great supply of grapes. There are more garden pictures on my Flickr page, link to the left in the sidebar.

Our secret garden room, laden with grapes and wisteria (that hasn't bloomed since we have been here) but if this year is like last we will have a great supply of grapes. There are more garden pictures on my Flickr page, link to the left in the sidebar.

Mother Nature on the left and Liam on the right. These were named ever so joyfully by our grandson Ben, in memory of Ben's twin brother Liam who died June 15, 2007, 6 weeks old. The statues were both here when we bought the house, Ben knew right away who they were and that they belonged in the garden.

Mother Nature on the left and Liam on the right. These were named ever so joyfully by our grandson Ben, in memory of Ben's twin brother Liam who died June 15, 2007, 6 weeks old. The statues were both here when we bought the house, Ben knew right away who they were and that they belonged in the garden.