We may be in the dead of winter, temperatures have dipped as low as -40C with the windchill in my neighbourhood but there are still leaves on many of the trees – in fact the tree in this photo is in my front garden! These trees, which include Oaks, Beeches and Hornbeams are known to […]
Pantone has released their colour of the year for 2018 and it is one of my personal favourites. This year, plan to see lots of “Ultra Violet” on the shelves of your favourite home décor stores, hanging in your favourite boutiques and yes, in your local garden center! Purple is a colour I use a […]
We’ve all done it, walked down the street and stopped to stare with envy at the perfect lawn of a neighbour. That lawn that is the perfect shade or green, weed free and every blade of grass seems to be just the perfect height. You ponder how he does it – well I have […]
Now that spring has arrived are you looking for some gardening chores? If you are like me you have probably been looking out the window itching to get out there are start doing anything in the garden to start feeling like you’re back into the gardening season. For those looking to get a jump start […]
No winter lasts for ever. No spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland Spring officially arrived two weeks and in pouring through photos from the past few years I know that spring does actually show its face before the end of March. This photo from 2012 shows my Crocuses in full bloom this same week yet, […]
As I write this blog topic, I look out my window at a good two feet of snow covering my yard. It is hard to imagine I will be doing ANY gardening tasks this month… However, the temperatures are above zero, the sun has been shining and I know that eventually that my gardens will […]
Whenever I want to check to see if a shrub or tree is still alive I will do a simple test. I will take a branch and using my fingernail gently scratch the bark. If the wood underneath is green, then there is a good chance that tree or shrub is doing just fine!