What started as a warmer and drier than average spring has turned into a normally wet and cool spring. That makes all growing things happy, which makes me happy. It also lengthens the spring bulb season, and that makes me very happy! Bulbs in bloom feature heavily in my Six this week – to see […]
A mini heat wave has set spring bulbs bursting this week.
I really love crocuses – or Croci , if you prefer. Big ones, small ones, white ones, orange ones, purple ones…white and purple ones…Bees love them too, and they’re one of the earliest bloomers in my garden (starting just as the snowdrops end, and before daffodils etc start) so I think they’re a wonderful addition […]
Early spring showers bring mid and late spring flowers!
Yesterday morning I came across a photo of a cow with humongous horns standing in an icy landscape by a Texas road – not what I’d expect and certainly not what Texans are used to. The ice and snow that is. Winter storms and a Polar Vortex made the American deep south look and feel […]
It seems 2020 was either the hottest or the second hottest year on record. It depends on your source. Either way, we’ve yet to see negative double digits where I live in southern Ontario, even at night. We had a nice snowfall at the start of the month, but what was left on the ground […]
Mid December and the garden is still green, with splashes of unlikely colour.
We’re in the midst of a November heat wave – sunny and mid teen temperatures. Unheard of really. Unfortunately, it was preceded with our first hard frost, last weekend, which was a death knell for most annuals and vegetables. Luckily I had picked my cucumber (it was delicious) and all remaining tomatoes (green or otherwise) […]
Getting cold outside!
Winter approaches – the garden winds down…