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.
Let me confess first that I should have known better. In fact, I DID know better, yet I did it anyway. I planted something in a spot I knew was just not suitable, a spot that was already getting a tad overcrowded, didn’t have quite the right requirements, a spot that meant something, sooner rather […]
I really enjoy visiting nurseries – especially the small owner-operated ones that specialize in specific types of plants. You can often find things that don’t make it to the larger nurseries, let alone the supermarket parking lots. The people working there (ie those owner-operator types!) are a wealth of knowledge about what grows well in […]
Here’s the thing: when you have a large garden, filling it with perennials is expensive!
Late April in the garden means yellow everywhere – Narcissus in all sizes plus Forsythia and the early Tulips. I love it! As a bonus, it looks like the Fritillaria persica will bloom! One of them, anyway…really looking forward to seeing up close and in person what they look like, then putting in more […]
Winter has sort of arrived in Prince Edward County. The past few months have seen temperatures hover around zero Celsius – one day snow, the next day rain…. the 14 day forecast says nothing above freezing but who knows! The good news is that sump pumps everywhere are going non stop and water is once […]
I really love these bulbs. They come in a handful of varieties – white or pink or purple flowers. I love this one – I had it in my Toronto backyard for about 10 years and it kept getting bigger and bigger. Transplanted it this past spring and here it is in The County garden, […]
One of the many reasons I love Autumn is the Asters that suddenly make a colourful appearance. It’s weird, because they’ve been there all year, sending green stalks up through the meadow or at the edge of the field and sometimes even in the middle of the garden. Yet come September when the blues and […]