Monday, May 19, 2014

Victoria Day Weekend

It's a three-day weekend in Ontario!

Today is Victoria Day, the day we here officially remember Queen Victoria.  As you can see, a few trees are leafing out, but this holiday weekend has been quite cool. Traditionally many gardeners in central Ontario celebrate Queen Victoria's remembrance by planting annuals in their gardens. But NOT this year! At least for me! It's still too cold.

 Hellebore in my garden

Hellebores are perennials, though, so they are OK with this year's cooler weather .

Closeup of Hellebore

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34 comments:

Kate said...

Your flowers are beautifully photographed. I like the horizontal fence lines in the top photo.

Roan said...

Beautiful scene and the flowers are very pretty.

Andy said...

Slow but surely things are beginning to bloom.

Anvilcloud said...

I don't think we'll be planting today, but we do need to weed dandelions and cut the grass.

Buttons said...

Happy Victoria Day Hug B

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy Victoria Day EG.. what better way to celebrate than with flowers :)

Lowell said...

At first I read how many gardeners in your area celebrate Queen Victoria's resemblance by planting...

Hope you have a wonderful celebration and can take advantage of the long weekend! Beautiful flora!

DeniseinVA said...

It's a little chilly here too this morning. Your hellebore photos are a treat, as is that pretty first shot.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful flowers EG!

TexWisGirl said...

hellebore is really growing on me as i've seen it on several blogs. but that FENCE took my eye. :)

see you there! said...

Such a beautiful landscape. The Hellebore is beautiful, don't think I've ever seen one.

Darla

Small City Scenes said...

Happy Holiday!!
Love that first scene. I want to be there. MB

Halcyon said...

Spring came early to us here in Berlin, so pretty much everything has bloomed already. Hope you have fun this weekend, even if you're not in the garden!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I noticed that also coming across the country that the trees had not begun to leaf out yet here back home Spring is in full swing. Not familiar with Hellebore but then I don't know my plants all that well either.

RedPat said...

No frost here in the city but it was fairly cold Saturday night! I've seen lots of planting going on but I'm waiting at least another week. Love the flower shots, EG!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your hellebores are gorgeous! I've never planted them and guess I've never seen them at the nursery either. At least it's sunny there. I wouldn't rush getting annuals out yet either. Enjoy your day.

Taken For Granted said...

Happy Victoria Day. Thank you for posting your photos of this beautiful flower. I'm not familiar with Hellebore, but will try to learn more.

Gail Dixon said...

Hope you are able to enjoy the day! The first photo is quite lovely and the blooms beautiful.

Stuart said...

A beautiful scene and beautiful flowers. I'm trying to image how to celebrate Queen Victoria. It must be very subdued.

Karen said...

A beautiful scene EG, and the Helebores are lovely. Not planting here until next weekend.

Linda W. said...

Happy Victoria Day! Glad to see you have some flowers blooming.

cieldequimper said...

Queen Vic would be proud of your beautiful hellebores!

Rose said...

I did not know what hellebore was...I am constantly amazed at what I DON'T think to look up and it all at the touch of my fingertips. It is pretty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely pictures. Too cool and also rainy to even be outside today.

Stephanie said...

Happy Victoria Day! Fab photos!

Randy said...

Such a beautiful flower.

Lorna said...

"Hellebore" is an entirely harsh name for such a lovely flower. I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Cloudia said...

Happy Victoria Day!





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Judy said...

Love that winding river!!

edenhills said...

Beautiful flowers. Hope you've enjoyed your long holiday weekend!

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful little pond or streem. And a lovely flower too. :)

Jack said...

I hope you had a good Victoria Day. In New England, I have always thought that the time for planting annuals is May 15, so I assume that this is close to the right time up where you are. I didn't get back to New England until last night, so today was spent trying to catch up with the first plantings.

Sue said...

Lovin' the pastoral beauty!

=)

kelley jensen said...

what a beautiful flower and enjoy your holiday.

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