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Words fail me… Christmas anyone? Fall, winter and spring all in one Arnold’s Promise hazel…promise is right! What I see from my kitchen window…sigh Crocuses in the snow…brrrr My unflappable Jelena hazel…always pulls through Next week could be warm…pray for us poor souls up north 🙂 Happy gardening!
Hello everyone! I sent this out as an email but for my clients and followers whose email I don’t have, here is a short blog on fall garden chores. Although the gorgeous weather may be lulling us into a wishful summer mode, even the butterflies are still here, fall is upon us and there are
Here we are in the third day of fall in southern Ontario and it’s a steamy 31 deg celsius (88 F). I have watered more in the last week than all of the summer! Annuals are blooming madly and the butterflies are still hanging about. A swallowtail on my lantana However, it is fall and
A quick look in photos at the life of a monarch butterfly: Eggs on a leaf. There’s safety in numbers! After hatching a caterpillar’s life is spent eating… Hanging out with friends eating… And more eating! After about two weeks, the journey begins… To find a suitable spot… To
I started to write this blog and quickly realized it would be waaay too long if I write about both soil and fertilizer. So this one will be an introduction to soils and what makes a good soil. The backbone of a healthy and productive garden is the soil. It both supports and feeds the
As usual I am still mulling over the second part of fertilizing 101 but here is a quick snapshot of the life you can find in your garden no matter how small it may be. A monarch fueling up on a lantana bush An eastern black swallowtail larva on a dill plant A cicada When