Eager and organized gardeners have been collecting seeds for months now, saving pods and capsules from bulbs, perennials, annuals and bulbs as they ripened, or letting them get mushy (tomatoes) or go to seed without deadheading (lupins, alliums) to collect seeds. Other gardeners (ie me) forget, can’t be bothered, procrastinate until it’s too late, or, […]
What’s with this sunflower?
This new Echinacea is a cross with E. paradoxa
Still a lot of snow and ice here in #PrinceEdwardCounty but anticipation for spring is building!
It’s a soupy, foggy morning but The County is already chock full of tourists and day trippers enjoying this long weekend. It’s traditionally the busiest weekend of the year, with lineups to get to one of our glorious beaches, winery parking lots full, brewery patios bustling, art galleries and studios full of eyes. Meanwhile, in […]
Conventional wisdom (and instructions on seed packets) say plant peas (and sweet peas) as early as possible – don’t worry about last frost dates or any such nonsense. Peas don’t mind. OK, I procrastinated this year, hemming and hawing, worried about rabbits, effort vs reward, location….I had any number of reasons (excuses) why I didn’t […]
I love yogurt (or for non North Americans, Yoghurt) – have some every morning, sometimes as a topping for melons, berries or nuts, sometime right from the little plastic container. Of course, all these containers go into the recycling bin, and I can only hope some intrepid company is melting them down to make new […]
It must be a sign that folks in the County are tired of winter and itching to get their hands dirty and digging in the garden – the Picton Seedy Saturday was packed right from the get go. Dozens of vendors were there selling seeds and other garden related do-dads; local horticulture related societies were […]