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  • What Happened to my Garden?

    Last weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada and my brother-in-law was getting remarried in Ottawa. We drove Friday and returned Sunday. When we returned, it looked like there had been a major frost because suddenly, the marigolds looked as though they were dying. How sad.

    The wedding was first class all the way. The […]

    More Autumn Pictures

    I will order them again. Endless, vibrant colour

    Clearing the lower garden is back-breaking work

    The bench and a backdrop of maples

    Double Mr. Majestic hybrids grow into sizeable bushes given the room.

    Maple forest in autumn

    The colours of autumn

    Sumac make a nice autumn display


    Labour of Love

    I have never worked so hard, physically, as I have been since moving here. Those years of pumping iron were child’s play. A lot of the ground is rocky. Very rocky. So, you put the shovel in the ground and hit rock. We already broke one shovel trying to use it as a […]

    The Autumn Returns

    As I look out at the changing leaves, I’m reminded that it was only yesterday that I tore out all the tomato plants. What a harvest it has been. I made 12 litres of marinaro sauce, 12 litres of chili sauce, 10 pints of garlic dill pickles and 3 litres of stewed tomatoes, 8 small […]

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