Category Archives: new gardens

Blogging vs. Gardening

So, here’s the thing…with the early and welcomed arrival of spring in SW Ontario I have utterly succumbed to the call of the garden and been exhausting myself with digging up mustard garlic aka wild mustard aka F@!#*+g weed, cleaning out … Continue reading

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When Forsythia Are Blooming

When forsythia are blooming nothing bad can happen….come snow, blizzard, freezing rain or terrible temps, anything that the fast fading old man winter has to throw at us … means nothing…zero, zip, zilch. His time is SO over!   Relax! Nothing is … Continue reading

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GRASS TO GARDEN – Perennials and Garden Thinking

Perennials are the backbone, the life and the love of every garden.  Never mind what garden grumps whine over – they don’t last long, they cost more than annuals, blahblahblah.  That is the talk of the Un-Gardener, a person who … Continue reading

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GRASS TO GARDEN:New Garden…New World

It’s possible to dig up the sod you want to evolve into gardens.  BUT: this is back breaking work. After digging it you have to get rid of it….most municipal garden waste programmes do not take sod in their collections…it … Continue reading

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Lady’s Mantle II…Oh What A Lovely Girl

Remember that picture of the tiny green leaf in the middle of the winter dead a few blogs back?  Well, with patience (and compost) this is what that little leaf becomes:  Ta-daaa: My Lady’s Mantle turns into this glamorous beauty … Continue reading

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On Wrecking Balls in Your Garden and Deceptive Appearances

The sound of the rain woke me…soft and lush outside my window….I can see my teak bench glistening in the dark out the back.  We need this rain…no runoff from snow.  Today after a spell of Spring Staring (see previous … Continue reading

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