One of the reasons for our trip up to Gaspé was the time to visit the Redford Garden / Jardins de Métis [link here] famous for their blue poppies. It was too late in the year for those but the gardens are a treat. I deliberately left the camera in the car as I wanted to totally enjoy wandering about and not thinking of the next shot. And that worked well until I came upon the newest garden, the kitchen garden or "le potager". There I found plants I definitely want to grow; a bronze fennel called Foenicuiam vulgare "Smoky", leeks called Allium porrum "Lancelot" and common teasel called Dipsacus fullonum. As I read more about teasel, it sounds like a plant to be cautious with, [some sites name it as an invasive] so I'll try in a dry spot, It really is magnificent, and would be great in the fall and winter. An added plus is the goldfinches and blackbirds love feeding on the seeds.