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.
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 […]
It’s that miraculous time of year where, every day it seems, something new is starting to bloom while something else is starting to fade away. Peonies are in full bloom everywhere now. Yes, they’re gorgeous when open; but really – don’t you just have a tiny gasp upon spotting a perfect flower bud a day […]
The first hungry swallowtail butterfly of the year seen flitting around a lilac
Late spring early summer colour and blooms in the garden.
For nearly eight years WordPress – the site that hosts this and millions of other blog posts from around the world – has issued a weekly themed photo challenge. As of this week the challenges are ending, and bloggers are posting some of their own favourites as a salute to what was a popular theme. […]
Every gardener realizes, almost from day one, that there are no certainties when it comes to predicting how well things will grow. You can have, on paper, the perfect soil, perfect amount of sunlight, perfect temperatures, perfect moisture levels and still come up with a hugely disappointing crop yield or flower display. On the other […]