Spring is slowly evolving in the garden and every day there's another pretty flower to enjoy.
The waterlilies in the pond are starting to put out leaves which are hard to see for the reflection from the trees.
Hubby built this nesting box and attached it under the eaves several years ago, this is the first time it has been used. It's up pretty high and if the baby robins fall out they'll have a soft landing in a compost bin below full of leaves.
Here's a mystery...little piles of stones from the pea gravel paths have been found under lots of plants and shrubs. I clear them away and they reappear in another spot. It could be mischievous fairies...
On the weekend at a horticultural annual meeting for our provincial district I was honoured to be presented with this award. It represents long service, gardening classes I've taught, newspaper and magazine articles, organization of projects and workshops and mentoring. I had no idea I was receiving the award so it was a nice surprise.
I purchased a fig tree seedling from one of the speakers which I'll show and write about another time.
I will be taking a break for a few days as I'm finally having the surgery today for the torn ligament in my knee that happened while in Ireland last summer. I'll be back on Monday for MM.
I'll leave you with a favourite photo that was used in a magazine article I wrote on tea in the garden. The tray is on the bench in the reading garden that is beside our pond.