Early vegetable, herb and fruit garden….we will keep track of these and other edibles in our gardens throughout the growing season.
Lake shore Environmental Gardening Society (LEGS) LEG’s is offering a plant exchange in south Etobicoke at select locations from May 15 to June 15. Look for the green Plant Library and Exchange sign. Mimico Baptist Church 80 Hillside Ave. Look for picnic tables on the lawn Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p. m. The … Read more LEGS Plant Exchange
More blooms appear during mid May. New flowers and growth continues to march along despite the cool wet weather we’ve had.
We seem to have a very dramatic seasonal change here in Southern Ontario from cold to warm. There doesn’t seem to be a gradual change in temperature with most days warming a bit. Instead a dramatic change seems to occur over the span of a week. The timing of the change varies from year to year. I recall several years when the warm weather would start in early May. This year it was late. This year we jumped from cool days with highs of 12 C or lower right to warm temperatures of 20+ C in the span of a few days. There seem to be very few days with highs around the calculated average in the mid teens. Until this week (May 18 – 23) we had to dress for cold weather most evenings on our daily walk. This week it finally warmed up and it will stay warm, we hope, until almost October.
It has taken me many years to realize that gardening is more than digging earth and planting seeds. Gardening is not about showing off, or being the best. Gardening is not about perfection, or conformity. For me gardening is an expression of love. It is how I nurture and tend to the life that either … Read more How does your garden grow?
Yes, the Long Branch garden tour was ‘covid cancelled’, however we have found a way to continue, and share our gardening with you. For those who have never attended a Long Branch Garden Tour, it was a one-day event held in June that featured speakers, kid’s activities and of course the opportunity to visit many … Read more Virtual Garden Tour