Monday, 19 July 2010

Garden Inspiration

One of the great things about Quebec-city is the abundance of beautiful parks across town. As a person of habits, I usually go to the same places, knowing that I can see birds on this particular lake or collect shells on this portion of the beach at a specific time of the year.

Sometimes, however, it can be very nice to go to less common places and discover new favorite spots. Last weekend, on our way to the museum (we visited this exhibition), we stopped at Bois-de-Coulonge for a picnic and a stroll in the sun. I had been there before, but not often enough to remember all the best spots of the park.

I just love this kind of umbrella tree, it would be so useful to have one around when you get caught in the rain.

Love this color combination, and I can't help but see yarn balls instead of flowers!

I mostly like how the gardeners are using existing structures to grow plants, like the ancient greenhouse above...

And this hairy pergola!
I also discovered some flowers that I would very much like to add to my own garden in the coming years:

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Gomphrena 'All-around purple'

Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy'

Wishing you a great week, this one is for me the last before long awaited summer vacations.


1 comment:

  1. You have a lovely blog. I've enjoyed my visit today.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine