Monday, August 03, 2015

A couple days on Gabriola Island and then...a trip to Dinter Nursery.

We just spent two days with some wonderful friends on Gabriola Island. I really look forward to our visits to the Island. These are special friendships, some going back to the mid 70's. And as a bonus, I really love the island. It was a very hot day. I was slightly over dressed it turns out. At my beloved Dinter Nursery, I had sweat trickling all over in places I didn't even know could trickle with sweat. I was helped by a lovely, patient young woman named Tamara, who coincidentally was at the same Permaculture / Food Forest class I was last Easter. She was helping me with my food forest / bee friendly garden choices. We decided on a variety of perennials for the bees and butterflies.

Bee Balm...not that easy to find and not quite in bloom yet.


'Miss Ruby' Dwarf Butterfly Bush {Buddleia}...this is not an invasive variety.

This hybrid is sterile so it will not invade your whole garden!!


Gartenmeister Fuchsia (thank you Patty for introducing me to this lovely plant)


Allysum 'Crystal Mix'


Agastache 'Blue Fortune'


Yarrow 'Moonshine' {this is not my plant}


Saskatoon Berry {this is not my plant}


Papaya Tree {this is not my plant}


Summer Heather 'Allegro' {this is not my plant}


Sedum 'John Creech' {this is not my plant}

No comments:

Post a Comment