My Garden Blog: A website to document the challenge of growing a variety of perennials in a northern Canadian climate. I post plenty of pictures of my gardening projects and welcome comments. La Ronge, Saskatchewan is in Zone 1b (USDA zone 2a), sitting on the Canadian shield at 55° 06' N latitude, 105° 16' W longitude.
My lilies are blooming now, while the towering delphiniums are bowing under the weight of their bright columnar flowers. I have a hard time even walking through the big flower bed right now though, as the mosquitoes around here are absolutely terrible. A generous drenching in bug spray doesn't seem to do anything.
The center raised bed is looking colorful with its annual poppies. Somewhere among those, there should be some dahlias, but I've completely lost them among all those pink flowers. Perhaps they will rise above them in the coming weeks.
I like the squat and sturdy asters in this seed mix I got from Veseys, called the "Pot and Patio Aster Mix", which came with some whites and purples too, but somehow this pot ended up with only the pinks. I put a few other plants in other pots, and those are the ones that turned up in other colors! They stay short enough to look nice in the half barrels. I pinch off the dead flowers and hope to have bright colors till fall.