flowers still in bloom

Back to my favourite subject… close-up flower photography. Really enjoying that my flowers are still blooming (especially when the leaves have fallen off the trees – it’s nice to still have some colour to look at).

geraniums in October 2 petunias in October 2 petunias in October red geraniums in October

Favourite Day of the Year

Yesterday, when the guy at the greenhouse asked me if I was happy with my purchases as I was leaving, I told him choosing my flowers was one of my favourite days of the year. I planted my flowers today, and enjoyed every minute of digging my hands in the soil, so it’s one of my favourite weekends of the year! I kept to the plan and bought a lot of petunias, along with pansies, geraniums, dahlias, and a few others. (For anyone in Regina, I bought most of my flowers at Cedar Creek Gardens near the old Drive-In. It’s a family run greenhouse in their first operation. They were really friendly and helpful, and have big plans to expand so I hope everything goes well for them this year. They also have a booth at the Farmer’s Market.)

It’s debatable whether it it’s too early to plant, as it’s been a very chilly Spring (maybe by the end of the week there will actually be leaves on the trees!) but what the heck, what’s the worst that can happen?!

gerbera daisy 2014 more pansies 2014 pansy 2014 pink geraniums 2014 pink petunia 2014 striped pansy 2014

flowers for a Monday in January

Just some flower pictures for a wintery Monday…

Vivid colour in Victoria Park, late July

Vivid colour in Victoria Park, late July

Rose in the Legistlative Garden on Labour Day

Rose in the Legistlative Garden on Labour Day

Look-out Point at Cypress Hills

Look-out Point at Cypress Hills

Geraniums on my balcony

Geraniums on my balcony

Taking pictures of flowers in Vancouver...

Taking pictures of flowers in Vancouver…