Monthly Archives: April 2010

We are immersed, as you read this very column, in the midst of what I consider to be one of the three absolute best times to be a gardener in the Okanagan Valley. One of the other two periods is mid to late June, after the showers of the month have passed and brought a […]

When I woke up this morning to the sound of small hail driving against the bedroom window, heard the thunder and felt the house shake due to the gusty winds the words “global warming” and “climate change” immediately came to mind. After all, this is April! Or should I ask “Is this April?” It can […]

Sunny skies and warm temperatures for the most part finally drew me out into my garden this past weekend to prune, trim, weed and rake the flower borders in the garden. Three import pickup truck loads to the community compost pile later and it’s almost done! One of life’s small joys for a gardener is […]

We may have had to endure February’s weather during the first week of April, but remember that we did have more than our share of April-like weather back in February! It’s wonderful to see all the yellow and purple and white blooms appearing in gardens again. These, of course, are coming from what I like […]