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Mid Summer Report

Being that it’s mid July, I thought I’d do an update on my efforts at being a gardener. I’ve had some success and some failure. Among my successes I’d count my vegetable garden. I’m thrilled with the earth’s bounties. I’ve harvested quite a number of cucumbers and shared with neighbours. The tomatoes (beefsteak) are looking […]


Update on Butterfly Bush hybrid. They are both over one foot tall so I guess I just had to be patient. They are supposed to grow 3 feet the first year, so only 2 more feet to go. As for the Zanzibaris – never again. Dismal failure. Hollyhock? They’re looking like they’re doing something and […]

Heat, Heat, Go Away

As is the norm here in Southern Ontario, the weather is usually in the extreme. For all of June, although rainy, the temperatures were a beautiful low 20’s – Celcius, that is. 🙂 Suddenly, it jumped to the 30’s and as we speak, it is 32C. I’m hoping for thundershowers to break the heat and […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away

After the dry May we had, you’d think I’d be delighted to see the rain – and I am, but couldn’t it be a little less? Honestly, my garden is swimming, it’s coming down so hard.

Yesterday I inspected the tomato plants and to my surprise, little tomatoes were on it. Those of you who […]

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