I’ve been reading that gardeners in parts of England and France are experiencing a drought and have to spend a lot of time watering every day. Parts of southern Ontario have also been without rain for several weeks (although it’s been really, really, I mean really, humid…) but gardeners who rely on a well for […]
My neighbour John inspired me to start recycling scallion root nubs. It’s a fun project, especially for patio or balcony gardeners!
Chinese Forget-me-not (‘Cynoglossum amabile’) in front of garden cherub
Although we’re only a few weeks into ‘official’ summer, it’s been so hot and humid it feels like August. Until yesterday, that is, following a cold front that swept in overnight and pushed the humidity away, leaving cool breezes and perfect gardening weather. To see Sixes from around the world head on over to The […]
All week we’ve been bombarded with heat wave warnings for this Canada Day long weekend – we’re lucky to live close enough to the lake to enjoy relatively cool breezes but I finished mot of my heavy chores Thursday evening. A sweet smell wafted over me while mowing and I realized the Milkweed was opening. […]
Unremarkable front yards gave way to intriguing back yards; cuteness out front foreshadowed great beauty in the back for the Prince Edward County Garden Tour.
In The Propagator’s guide to this gardening blog theme, it’s suggested to post a quick six, photos of or about the garden, even photos taken on a mobile phone. That’s what I’m doing today, for the first time. Posting from my mobile as well. We’ll see how it goes! [Follow-up: I’m looking at these photos […]
A good friend and wonderful gardener told me last weekend that she cuts off the flower stalks from Lamb’s Ears – Stachys byzantina! I was a bit aghast, but she said she found the flowers a distraction when the main attraction was the soft fuzzy leaves that form a woolly groundcover. Turns out she’s not […]