This season, with the hedge between the properties on the south side and the sad sack larch next door both gone, it’s opened up enough sun for tomatoes, and that experiment was a great success. I figure if there is enough sun for tomatoes there… Read More
That’s what my father used to say whenever we’d have a rainy stretch. Never mind he never grew rhubarb. He grew just about everything else though, and he had a green thumb. My love for gardens and gardening came from him for sure. He’d start… Read More
As I’ve mentioned here before, our back yard simply doesn’t get enough sun for successful tomatoes. The front, however, looks more promising. This year, I have 5 plants growing in containers there, thanks to our friend Jennifer (The Fabulous Garden), who kindly gave me the… 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.
First thing this morning I trundled off to Eglinton Flats for the annual Roselands Horticultural Society garden sale. This sale offers a good selection of perennials and annuals at modest prices. It’s a fun event and we try to visit each year. This year’s visit… Read More
I’ve been working on creating a path through part of the gardens out back. The gravel is in (for now…I may expand it down the road). Tomorrow I’m going to work on adding in two gardens, one on each side of the main path.
A few years ago I reclaimed part of a disused, stumpy area on the north side of our yard for a veggie patch. Digging the ground was impossible because of the old stumps, so I built a box. The rest of this area I planted… Read More
I’ve been working on a garden extension out front this week, removing some grass, creating new garden area and a little flagstone and gravel area for a chair. I pretty much got it completed this afternoon, and just in time too because my back is… Read More
I’m really looking forward to gardening this year. Since I’m saying bye-bye to the work-a-day world, I’m going to structure in regular gardening time (after my morning swim and before a painting session?), and I expect to be able to tackle some garden projects as… Read More