Development in Long Branch has extended to the local supernatural beings. I was out cleaning up the back garden today and noticed a small subdivision has popped up in Imagination Station #1. It seems it has become an attractive spot for pixies, faeries, trolls, elves… Read More
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
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
Tuffy P writing this post – I spent the day at Whistling Gardens yesterday with Jennifer and Garth, and had the best time. Summertime in the garden doesn’t get much better than spending a day with friends at Whistling Gardens. This garden is spectacular! It… 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….