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
Tuffy P giving you a glimpse of Toronto Botanical Garden’s 29th annual tour of 18 private gardens in Toronto’s Kingsway neighbourhood. ‘Through the Garden Gate’ is also open to the public tomorrow. (check the TBG website for info) Master Gardeners volunteer at each of the… 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