Monthly Archives: June 2015

“Regrets, I’ve had a few…” Frank Sinatra ‘My Way.’ We all share your pain Frank, because we’ve all had regrets in the garden. I’m set to deal with two of my biggest regrets in the next week and I’m not looking forward to it. News flash – even gardening columnists make mistakes! Even those of […]

I am always in awe of the resilience of plants. Roses have rebounded nicely after struggling with the weather boomerang that happened back in November. We heard from many customers who lost roses, or thought they had. I saw some spectacular plants this past Sunday that had to be pruned down to only a few […]

Last summer was a tough one in the raised beds that form my vegetable garden. We were in Italy for three weeks during a stretch where temperatures reached nearly 40 degrees. Despite the meticulous watering schedule I left for our children, reinforced by online coaching, the scene was not a good one when we returned. […]

One thing I’ve noticed during my trips to Italy is that Italians just love to “prende al sole” or take the sun. It’s obvious from the colour and condition of their skin that many people spend most of their summer days hard at work basking. Some of them even like to get the overall tan, […]