Honey bees love New England Asters at the end of summer.
It’s the last weekend in August and the garden is already starting to take on an autumnal appearance. Tree leaves have started to turn yellow and even red, thanks in part to how dry July and August have been but also in response to shortening days and cooler nights. Some perennials are looked quite bedraggled […]
Here are a baker’s dozen of my favourite garden shots of 2019.
The colouring on the Viceroy butterfly closely resembles that on the Monarch butterfly. The difference is in the black smile across the lower wing.
It’s the last long weekend of the summer – I’ll be relaxing but the bees are as busy as ever!
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. […]
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 […]
I was going to write about vegetables today — all appearances to the contrary I do grow a few in the garden. I’m not very good at it though so I’ve been putting it off, and when I walked about yesterday and realized that the peonies were at their height of glory I decided to […]