Got Clean Fill?

Last time it was “Got Mulch?” when we got a delivery of around 4 cubit yards of the stuff.  Well this time it is “Got Clean Fill?” & we had about 12-14 cubit yards dumped into our driveway this time.  Now that’s a lot of clean fill & Bruce doesn’t…

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Sunflowers & Swiss Chard – Part 2

With all this rain we are having, the sunflowers are growing like weeds. and so is MY Swiss chard.  Bruce & Calluna don’t like Swiss chard.  Zebrina and I love it and the more the better!!  It’s looking good but I see some skeltonization on the leaves so it is…

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Tomatoes, They Are A Coming!

Tomato season is a coming!!  I can hardly wait.  We love tomatoes and it looks like we are going to have an abundance! This is the Power Pops tomatoes in a container with lots of flowers.  This is the variety that grows 9 inches tall but 3 feet wide.  This…

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Sunflowers & Swiss Chard

I love sunflowers, they are my favourite northern hemisphere flowers.  Every year I plant sunflowers in containers. The containers are usually planted with dwarf sunflowers but this year I am pushing it.  As I said I love sunflowers so I am trying a few larger ones in pots.  We will…

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Planting Day

Planting day this year was Mother’s Day weekend.  We planted the vegetable garden as well as the containers.  We mostly plant in containers as you can move them around the patio and garden.  This year the tomatoes we planted from Presidents Choice are Mighty Mato Big Beef, Mighty Mato Tiger…

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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

A few weeks ago we boarded one of those coach lines for a trip to Toronto to go to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.  It was great to be chauffeured.  Boarding the bus on a early Saturday morning meant that Bruce had to pre-record the Open-Line Garden Show.  Actually we listened…

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Clematis

These are all the clematis that are blooming in our garden now.  The clematis’ are all Ray Evison varieties but I cannot remember what their names are.  I did keep the tags and put them in a safe place–you guessed it, the safe place cannot be found!! All varieties have…

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End of May in our Garden

Rhododendron ‘Sham’s Ruby’ in full bloom in our front yard.  It looks spectacular! but is about 2 weeks late with the late spring. Rhododendron ‘Sham’s Ruby’ Rhododendron ‘Sham’s Ruby’ This is to the east of the rhodo.  The stone bird Bruce calls his Pukeko.  Behind it is ‘Freddy’ the Cutleaf…

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