Rain has encouraged a growth spurt for some things while volunteer sunflowers and cantaloupe grow tall and strong.
July rain has means a happy garden! Sunflowers, daylilies and Echinacea are all looking great.
Now is the time to start planning next spring’s bulb display!
After last weekend’s ice pellets and freezing rain came a full day of heavy rain – which stayed on top of the ice and caused quite a bit of flooding in the yard. Flooding isn’t unusual in the spring here, we have pretty bad overall drainage on the property despite a contractor’s promise several […]
Mid winter is often considered the best time to prune fruit trees: the tree is dormant so sap isn’t running; the cold means insects and fungal diseases aren’t going to enter the cutting wound; there’s no leaves so you can clearly see the branching structure I only have three fruit trees: dwarf sour cherry (Romeo, […]
Earlier this year, during a radio interview, the head of the Toronto Botanical Garden described gardening as a type of performance art. He was right, of course. That’s one of the fascinations of a garden – watching it change day to day, week to week, month to month and year to year. Sure, you can […]
I’ve noticed that often when someone says the word ‘wasp’ in a conversation or posts the word ‘wasp’ on social media, a general frenzy, almost hysteria, breaks out. Almost immediately stories will erupt about a friend of a friend or a second cousin or a neighbour being stung by a wasp, or by a whole […]