The weather is warm (perhaps a little too warm the last few days) and the garden is growing!
In the excitement of planting the vegetable garden I forgot about planting the borage seeds…so they went in a little late. But they’ve come up now! There they are, […]
We stand poised on the brink of summer, and as always in southern Ontario we are left wondering what happened to spring! The days are getting hotter, and I wonder if this is at all telling of what this summer is going to be…
The garden is […]
Each day brings something new to the front garden…some plants and flowers I am familiar with and plenty of floral mysteries as well! Who can help identify these plants?
Mystery plant # 1
Mystery plant # 2
Mystery plant # 3
One of the many things I am enjoying about our little house this spring is discovering what has been planted in our front garden. There is no grass in our front garden (and therefore happily requires no mowing), but rather a collection of plants and bulbs and a little tree. I have in mind things […]
Today seemed like the perfect day to start some flower seeds inside. Mausi’s Auntie M had come to visit, and so the 3 of us set to work making little paper pots out of old newspaper and a funky little wooden potmaker I bought at […]
Easter is once again just around the corner, and I’ve been thinking about Easter basket ideas again. Putting together an Easter basket (if you are so inclined) is just about the perfect excuse to have a little fun and do something a little different. Instead of a basket filled just with chocolate and candy, why […]
These last few sunny warm days have been simply incredible. Today, with a sleeping Cub wrapped up beside us, Mausi and I got to work outdoors.
We filled a suet cage with yarn ends for the birds to gather for their nests. What lovely nests these wool pieces will make.
I’ve been dreaming of beans, peas, tomatoes and fresh herbs from the garden…it’s a wonderful dream to have in bleak mid-January! I’m planning our veggies for this coming spring and summer, and as it turns out, as thrilling as it is, it is also quite daunting!
To put them in pots, or plant a plot…?
October is a great time to start putting bird feeders out. Natural food sources are becoming depleted, and birds will quickly learn that your backyard feeder is a good place to go.
Tips for successful winter care of feathered friends :: Place bird feeders on or near trees and shrubs with […]
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