This past week the temperatures have been in the double digits, in fact it has been the warmest it has been in 6 MONTHS! I’ve long since broken out my sandals…for me, that is a sure sign of spring! However, now that the snow has finally melted at home here just outside of Barrie, Ontario […]
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, […]
We had a lot of snow here in Central Ontario, a LOT of snow! And it seems like it has been taking forever to melt, as I look out my window I still have alas of my lawn and gardens completely under snow cover. Today as I looked out my office window I was shocked […]
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy
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!