Remember to water your container plantings every day, maybe even twice a day on scorching summer days. Nothing will kill your beautiful plants faster than a hot dry container. Think about sitting in the middle of Death Valley in July! Container plantings are your personal bit of living art, a garden in miniature. You can use colourful annuals, perennials, textured foliage for a sophisticated look … Continue reading Containers
I found this little guy in an oak tree at Sheridan Nurseries, Georgetown. He’s a gray tree frog and was singing his little lungs out until I showed up. Then he made like a piece of lichen, very convincing 🙂 Continue reading Garden Critters
We might be undergoing climate change but it sure isn’t global warming here in Ontario!!! Continue reading Global warming my spade!
Cats and gardens go together, like cats and artists, cats and writers, cats and pretty much anything as far as I’m concerned. This is Moses, my beautiful one eyed Arabian Mau who came from the streets of Dubai as a tiny kitten. He loves the garden and peruses his territory, nibbling on grasses and catmint like some feline connoisseur. Only a cat can take a wheelbarrow … Continue reading Cats and Gardens
It helps to have some young brawn (in this case my son) to dig the holes for you 🙂 This is the gorgeous magnolia “Butterflies”, one of the rarer yellow magnolias. Magnolias are an old group of flowering shrubs and trees dating back to the Cretaceous period. Just think these beauties were around with Tyrannosaurus Rex! It is theorized that they developed before bees and … Continue reading And Plant!!
Spring rain gently falls Robin in magnolia Life pushing through earth Continue reading
We all love gardening but it can wreak havoc on our hands. Here are some tips that I have discovered now that I am working as a custom planter designer and working in dirt and water all day. First find a good pair of gardening gloves with rubberized fingers and a tight fabric weave. If you are allergic to latex, make sure the rubberized bit … Continue reading Get Set…Tips on hand care