July 2012

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Back to Normal – sort of

The rains came and went and now we assess the damage. The “snake” does not have enough good soil. That hinders growth, I’m aware of that. We need at least a truckload of earth to add to various beds. Maybe even more.

Along the property line, separating us from the others, a swath of […]

Finally, Rain

It rained last night. It lasted about 20 minutes, at best. It was actually a vicious storm, not the slow and steady soaker we really want and need but it was enough to fill my cistern again. Plus I don’t have to water my plants today. I’ve never heard a sweeter sound than the rain […]


What was once a beautiful garden is now nothing more than a dustbowl. The grass is brown. I’m trying to keep some shrubs watered in the hopes of keeping them alive. That’s about all I can hope for at this time. Newly planted birch trees requiring buckets of water are being kept alive – just […]


It hasn’t rained in weeks. The grass is as brown as you please. I’ve been watering daily – not the grass but the beds – but my cistern is running dry. It has held up well but …… Seems to me the last time it rained was four weeks or so ago. We need a […]

More Pictures - Summer - June/July


Mophead hydrangea


dames rockets (datura)


View of birch and maples


smokebush & stella d’oro lillies


weigela (wine and roses)


Golden Elderberry


evening primrose


dames rockets


birch, maple


July 4 American Independence Day

What to do on American Independence day? Take pictures of the garden. What else?

Oh Canada

Yesterday, being the first of July, was Canada Day. We went to our neighbours up the road to watch the parade because it passes by their house. We had a nice visit and then we went for barbeque to our other neighbour’s house. They had quite a crowd and did turkey on the BBQ. I’d […]