Monthly Archives: September 2020

Plant now to enjoy a bountiful harvest next summer The present global pandemic cloud we are living under has, for me at least, had a few silver linings and one such is the increase in people wanting to try their hand at growing their own food. Veggie gardening has exploded and to me that is […]

Perfect Time to Plant a Tree… or Shrub  There is an old saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, but the second-best time to plant a tree is today. I would go one step further and say the best time to plant a tree is in the fall, and for that […]

Every season, it seems, brings its own special challenges for the gardener.  Weather, insects, general run-of-the-mill pestilence, bad seed, bad plants, bad backs; these and more are crosses that we happily bear in order to create something beautiful and grow something tasty for ourselves and our families and friends. If you have a lawn chances […]

A Chill in the Air  Now that the weather has turned, there is a chill in the air and everyone is heading indoors. Personally I am getting reacquainted with my sweaters and trying to remember to put on socks each morning. It’s official, fall is coming.  The joy of spring planting seems like such a distance memory and the idea of planting and enjoying fresh colourful […]

Worth the Wait  I read recently that patience is a dying virtue. In our modern world everything is available almost instantaneously at the push of a button, from movies to music to toilet paper delivered to your door. According to expert sources we need to incorporate ways to foster patience into our daily life, we […]

Early Fall Colour, For the Love of Red, Yellow and Orange  Colour is such a personal thing. I think of myself as a very blue/green person, but my son loves everything red and orange. The only time we can agree over colour is in the Fall. I throw out my preconceived notions of colour preference and bask in the glory of […]