Monthly Archives: May 2015

The May long weekend has passed and conditions in the garden are still a few weeks ahead of where they would normally be. Who knows what the summer will be like but if it involves any combination of gardening time, beach time, boat time, bike time and deck time it will be a good one […]

Milliflora, grandiflora, cascade, supertunia, wave petunia; what happened to the petunia? You may be excused if you’re confused and don’t know the answer to that question. Petunias have come a long way from the two species discovered in South America in the 17th and 18th centuries. Petunia axillaris (white flowers) and Petunia violacea (purple) have […]

Milliflora, grandiflora, cascade, supertunia, wave petunia; what happened to the petunia? You may be excused if you’re confused and don’t know the answer to that question. Petunias have come a long way from the two species discovered in South America in the 17th and 18th centuries. Petunia axillaris (white flowers) and Petunia violacea (purple) have […]

I attended a memorial service this week for a Summerland pioneer who had passed away earlier in the year. As is so often the case with me such an event has led to a series of reflections about lives lived, the influence that we have on each other and how your life is most certainly […]