Joy of Plants- #SundayStills #Gardenlife


Climbing Hydrangea

Sunday Stills Challenge- Plant Life

This week’s photo challenge by Terri Webster Schrandt is one after my own heart! Stop by and check out her lovely pictures here

Our garden may be small, but it’s mighty 🙂

Strawberry and raspberry beds- loaded with berries!
A mixed be of lavender, sage, Hot Lips Salvia, apple and peach trees, and more- all in a 4X4 bed!
Peony- the first one I’ve ever had bloom!
Clematis
Center of a strawberry- fascinating
Cherry tree highlighted by a gorgeous cloud cover
Figs

I better quit now, though I could go on forever. I love my garden ❤

38 thoughts on “Joy of Plants- #SundayStills #Gardenlife

  1. You have a lovely variety of plants in your garden, Jacquie. The peony is spectacular!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I’m so excited to see it bloom! I’ve tried to grow them forever and this is the first year they FINALLY cooperated! lol

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  2. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader June 7, 2020 — 12:28 pm

    Your garden is gorgeous Jacquie and peonies are my favorite flowers plus I love figs!

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    1. This is a new experiment for us, Sophie. We’d never even tried figs before! We had three on the tree 🙂 last year and they were delicious!

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  3. D.L. Finn, Author June 7, 2020 — 1:45 pm

    So pretty, Jacquie:) You really captured spring in your pictures and garden!

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    1. I spend at least 6-8 hours out there every day. It’s hard to go inside! lol

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  4. That is just gorgeous, Jacquie.

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui. DH took up gardening last year and he’s brought my plants to life 🙂

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  5. So beautiful Jacquie. Be proud of all those beautiful blooms.

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    1. Thank you, Carla. I most definitely am! 🙂

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  6. Hi Jacquie, I’m visiting from Terri’s Sunday Stills photo challenge. How wonderful that you live on Vancouver Island. I’m in Toronto. I last visited VI last September. Your garden blooms are beautiful. The peony and clematis are stunning and oh those figs! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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    1. Hi, Natalie, nice to meet you! Toronto should be great for grapes and fruit trees, right?

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  7. At first I thought it was a rose, but it’s a peony! Spectacular, Jacquie. No wonder you liked this challenge, you have an amazing garden and your images do it wonderful justice. As much as I enjoy my small deck and backyard garden, I do not have a green thumb. My silk peonies are quite lovely, LOL. And nice to know that the real peonies grow in your area, which means they might grow in my new area when I get moved up there! I am so looking forward to visiting more of WA state an into Canada and your neck of the woods. Thank you for faithfully contributing your lovely photos to Sunday Stills the last few weeks!

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    1. Thanks, Terri. You underestimate yourself, your flowers are lovely 🙂

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  8. Gorgeous garden, Jacquie! I liked all the plants in your 4 x 4 bed.
    I planted strawberries when I was in Oregon. I planted raspberries in my current garden one year but our summer is too hot for that. I could go on and on with my garden also.

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    1. Gardening gives what you put into it- so satisfying ❤

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      1. Yes, exactly, Jacquie. I can tell in the middle of the winter when I don’t feel like going out to the garden! ❤

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  9. Your garden is wonderful, Jacquie.

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    1. It’s loving the cooler spring this year 🙂

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  10. Such a gorgeous garden Jacquie. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marje. It brings us great peace ❤

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  11. Such variety – you fit a lot into a small space, Jacquie. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Teri. It’s a bit like the wild west out there, lol

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  12. A lovely post Jacquie. Thank goodness for our gardens.

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    1. So true, Brigid. It’s our sanctuary ❤

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  13. Fantastic pictures, Jacquie. Beauty of nature at its best.

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  14. Small, mighty, and BEAUTIFUL! The blue sky with those clouds is a stunning capture, Jacquie.

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    1. I’m a bit of a cloud watcher, Mary. Some formations ate awe inspiring.

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  15. I always look forward to seeing pics of your beautiful garden Jacquie. So many vibrant colors and new plants to see. DH does a fabulous Job. 🥰

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  16. LOL, small but mighty. Yes indeed! It’s gorgeous, Jacquie. And that last thing is really interesting too. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thanks, Teagan! Yes, we’d never tried figs before moving to the island- they’re so good!

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  17. all the pictures are as beautiful and refreshing to the eyes, to the heart!

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    1. Thank you! Our gardens can bring so much peace and joy to our lives.

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      1. absolutely!

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