Here at 27th Street, we have quite a few trees, most of which were planted at some point far and away before we arrived on the scene. The notable exceptions are our Shishigashira Japanese Maple up front and the “Cherokee Brave” flowering dogwood we planted… Read More
A few years ago we planted some giant yellow coneflowers which grow madly each season. They grow so madly in fact, they can’t handle the burden of their own weight. These flowers grow up initially as a big clump. This season, when they reached about… Read More
This lovely butterfly stayed put on this echinacea flower long enough for me to run inside and grab a camera. I don’t know too much about butterflies, but consulting our handy Butterflyies of North America guide, this looks like a Red Admiral. Can anyone out… Read More
These opened up under the locust tree this morning….
I can’t remember ever liking kale. I must have had a bad experience with it when I was a kid. My mom could cook many things tremendously well, wonderfully, beautifully well, but with some vegetables, she would cook them until she was sure they were… Read More
The greens in our garden have been growing with a vengeance the past couple weeks. Today I picked lots of lettuce, kale, bok choi as well as 3 varieties of basil, some mint, parsley and some Vietnamese cilantro. I shared the wealth with some neighbours… Read More
Gardening in our back yard always seems like an epic battle against entropy. Let your guard down for a few days and chaos takes over. Every now and then I do something back there to score a few points for the forces of order. Today… Read More
I’ve been working on a new Imagination Station back in the little woodland area of our garden.
….in the back garden