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.
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
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
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
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
These ones in our front garden burst into bloom this morning.
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
Tuffy P posting today- I went with my good friend CN to see this year’s Garden Tour organized by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society. 12 gardens were part of this year’s tour. We had a great day – beautiful sunshine! Lots of great blooms and veggies… Read More
I made another little bee hotel for our “solitary bee” friends today. For this one I started with some pieces of clay sewer pipe and filled the with bamboo. The hollow bamboo should be a good place for Mason bees and Leafcutter bees to nest.… Read More
This garden feature began as a toy crane and an oxen yolk. Later we added the toy boat, and this morning I did some mosaic work on it. I suppose some people might call this a sculpture, but since I don’t make sculpture, I’m calling… Read More