Monday, June 27, 2016

Notes from the Garden

Creeping Dogwood, edible fruit.
Mint is the low growing plant, but not sure what the tall plant is.
Do you know?

Mespilus (Medlar)
Closely related to the apple, this unusual fruit is only edible  when
allowed to rot slightly, a process know as "bletting".  It was very
popular in Elizabethan times.

Japanese Raisin Tree, edible fruit.
Wild Strawberry, edible fruit.
Out of the garden in through Roman ruins and burial plots.

Mahonia, which is also Oregon's state flower, was growing in the garden.
Springtime was blooming in the garden.  The yellow blooms were
Welsh poppies, which I am trying to get started in my garden at home.
It was the perfect spring day for a walk in the garden with friends.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a wonderful tour! Tailor made for you. I just skimmed through all your photos. Reminded me of wonderful times and places I still want to go. And England is just so beautiful. One can just go again and again.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful photos... what a lovely journey. The talk plant you asked about looks like Angelica to me!

Jeanie said...

Did the live in gardener come home inspired? I would have! And how I love those arches!

Joy said...

How beautiful!

Laura M said...