All posts filed under “Gardens

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The Gardener

Last week, when Stagg was in town from Chicago, we started this mad garden project. It began with an armature built around the stand for a coat rack, with wood and strapping and hardware cloth. On that we built up cement, and then finally, acrylic… Read More

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Our garden has been so generous this year. Unlike in much of the country, we’ve had plenty of regular rainfall in Southern Ontario this season and I think that has helped a lot. Each morning I go out and pick what is ripe. At this… Read More

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A Treasure Close to Home

I’ve driven past the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, located just west of Port Credit, countless times without ever stopping. Oh I’ve thought about stopping and made vague plans to visit, but until today I didn’t actually make the effort to do so. This morning, after a… Read More

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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