All posts filed under “Gardens

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Do you call them Saskatoons or Serviceberries? Either way they’re delicious. We have a bush in the front garden and today was my first berry-picking of the season. Judging from the number of berries on the bush, I’d say I’ll get at about 2 weeks… Read More

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Imagination Station #1

Supernatural beings such as pixies, trolls, fairies, elves and so on need to live somewhere. That’s why in our garden I’ve built some imagination stations. We have lots of mature trees and shrubs out back. I decided rather than discarding garden waste like branches and… Read More

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Art in the Gardens

Over the years, we’ve integrated all kinds of artwork into our gardens here at 27th Street. I love these two sculptures by Scott Childs. A recent addition is this sculpture by Jacob Yerex. We’ve installed it on a copper pipe previously used for a teacup… Read More

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Garden Salad Season

Although we experienced quite a cold early spring, and my gardening activities were considerably limited by an acutely torn quadriceps tendon, I did manage to get some early veggies into containers out front. This morning, I picked a leaf here, a leaf there from some… Read More

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The Fall Garden

I love the fall gardens. Sure, in high summer the gardens are spectacular, featuring rushes of high-tone colour, but the mature garden has plenty going for it too.   Flowers take on new and often mysterious shapes. The earthy fall colours are showy in their… Read More