The Long Branch by the Lake Garden Tour will take place next Saturday, 10-4, rain or shine. Here’s a sneak peak at our crazy Twenty Seventh Street gardens. They’re loaded with surprises, with lots of mosaics and garden sculpture, places to sit and relax or… Read More
Over the years gardening on 27th Street, our ideas about how to approach a garden have changed somewhat. It’s no longer just about a flower bed and some plants. What is the shape of the garden – and the shape of the space around it?… Read More
Cowboy Tom is looking a little rough after a hard winter on the range.
This martin house is a new addition to the back garden. It is unlikely to attract purple martins, which require housing at least 60 feet from a building or tree, elevated 12 to 18 feet high. Armed with this knowledge, I resized the holes… Read More
Over the years we have accumulated a few different whirligigs, including a sentry, a carousel, a wood chopper and a fisherman. We periodically rotate these on the pole we have set in the front garden. The reason we rotate the whirligigs is because they require… Read More
I love the way a fresh snowfall transforms the garden. Imagination Station #2 is looking great… On the other hand, Imagination Station #1 is in need of renovation. Maybe it’s what the local developers like to call a “tear-down”. I have some work ahead of… Read More
We bought this little village of bird houses at Nice old Stuff in Jarvis, Ontario. We’ll be applying some mosaic to these, then some of them will be mounted on top of the two pillars we’ve planted in the back yard (which will also get… Read More
more soon…. For additional photos – see posts on Aug 7th and Aug 8, 2015 on this blog!