We’ve had more than our share of unseasonably cool weather over the past couple weeks. This morning, though, is beautiful. I was hobbling around the garden this morning and took a few pictures.
Each day more and more plants and flowers are making their first appearance of the season here at Twenty Seventh Street. The spring garden is welcome in challenging times.
Here in Long Branch, a community tucked into the very southwest corner of the amalgamated Toronto, we have been putting on a huge and fabulous garden tour each June. Today snow has started, the beginning of what forecasters have promised will be quite a snowstorm.… Read More
We’ve been working on the garden quite a bit, in preparation for the June 22 Long Branch Garden Tour. I enjoy the fact that gardens are never finished. They change with the season and they change from season to season. Here’s a few photos of… Read More
I don’t know what this thing was in its past life. It’s like a giant drill bit with 3 metal baskets welded on. It looks as if somebody planned to make it into a fountain at some point. We saw it on our last visit… Read More
We used to have raised veggie gardens out back. That was fine for lettuce and onions and peas and a few other things, but it just doesn’t get enough sun for a lot of veggies. When the house to the south of us was rebuilt,… 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
Maps/brochures for the June 23 FREE Long Branch by the Lake Garden Tour are now available in close to 60 locations in Long Branch. For a full list, visit the Garden Tour site. Most participating businesses will have a purple poster in the window. Please… Read More
Hopefully the ice storms are behind us and the spring we’re feeling today is real. We spent much of the day cleaning up the gardens, and even though we only made progress on the front, it really was progress and the gardens up front are… Read More
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