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The Year in Review 2012

Another year has come and gone, we are now 2/3’s of the way through our posting in Barbados, where does the time go!

January

I visited the Barbados Horticulture Society Garden Show for the first time. What beautiful hibiscus!

February

Ian had to go to Nassau on business, so I tagged along. Another country to add to my count.

March

A week long cruise to five different Caribbean islands bumped up my country count some more.

April

Had my first face to face visit with the fabulous Mr. T.

May

Back  to visit Brian Bixleys garden, I know feel the need for Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Multiplex’, or double bloodroot.

June

My white eremurus finally bloomed, only took 2 years.

July

Lots of garden visiting going on, this was an amazing garden in Rosedale.

August

Trying to keep up my design skills, despite not working for two years.

September

Yikes, hard to see all my freshly applied gravel

Yikes, hard to see all my freshly applied gravel

Spent most of my first weeks at home, weeding.

October

Got to see a tiny bit of fall colour before we headed back to Barbados.

November

Perfected the art of Sundowners, or cocktails to you northern folks.

December

Christmas on the island, what a glorious feeling.

Interested in what happened last year? You can read about it here, 2010 here.

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Chuffed

I picked up a lot of interesting British words and expressions during the two years that I lived in London.  I love this word, and it is exactly how I was feeling when my Eremurus himalaicus started flowering for the first time this year.  I purchased the roots for this plant in the autumn of 2010. In 2011 I did not have any flowers, and since I planted them right beside my Eremurus bungei or stenophyllus, I wasn’t sure if I had any foliage or not.

But this year, I was pretty sure that I had two different types of eremurus foliage and sure enough I was right.

Just before I left for Toronto to meet Ian the end of May, they started flowering

Three perfect blooms this year, hopefully more next year.

When the eremurus bungei first started flowering in 2009,I only had 2 blossoms. in 2010 there was 13.

Eremurus bungei 2010

 But this year

 I counted 24 just before I left for Barbados.

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