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Oh, deer

Our family just returned from a few days in Killbear Provincial Park. We had never camped there before and had a little trouble finding a suitable site. In the end, we  found a spot in one of the small campgrounds with only about … Continue reading

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The tale of two pots

This year in Ontario is hot and dry. In between feeding the kids cold watermelon and closing the blinds to keep out the sun, I spend a great deal of time filling and carrying both of my watering cans. I go from the rain … Continue reading

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A deeply rooted garden tour

This week I had the pleasure of visiting a private Quiet Garden in Mississauga. Doug Rose and his wife are a part of the Quiet Garden movement. Beginning with a love of gardens and an already landscaped backyard, they simply grew and adapted … Continue reading

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A dreamy afternoon

My husband and I spent the last weekend of June sabbaticalizing in the Niagara region. On one of our adventures, we visited the Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens near the Falls. We didn’t visit the Butterfly Conservatory, deciding instead to spend all of our … Continue reading

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Lavender at the last

Almost a year ago, I got a phone call: mom had been admitted to hospital. Since she had been suffering from dementia for quite some time and living in long term care for over a year, it was not surprising. A friend offered to … Continue reading

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Everyone needs a watering can

Last week, the gardens got very dry. It seems to be the one down side to my raised beds out front: they drain very quickly. Since I now have three rain barrels, however, I managed to water them every few days by … Continue reading

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Meeting celebrities

At Canada Blooms, I was delighted to meet Alexander Reford of Reford Gardens in Quebec. I couldn’t believe my luck, not only getting to say hello but having a few moments of his time to hear about what he does and … Continue reading

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Winter dreams

Sometimes in the winter months as I close my eyes at night, I relax by doing some imaginary gardening. I picture my yard, lush and green. I dream of the new ways I will plant vegetables in the spring and how I will renovate … Continue reading

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I sprouted a leek!

Actually, I sprouted a whole bunch of leeks. They have finally begun to emerge, tiny green shoots poking their way up into the light. The lupins have surprised me by coming up, too. Hurray and hallelujah! Now that the seeds have germinated, … Continue reading

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