Archives for garden journal 2017

Seedy or Potty?

Categories: The Garden 2017.

    September has arrived with cooler mornings and evenings as summer winds down for the last 20 or so days.  It’s that time in the garden when gardeners go potty or seedy! The pots of plants are coming to an end and most of mine are getting emptied and stored.  The veggie pot garden has finished and the last of the plants have been pulled and composted.  We had a wonderful harvest of rhubarb, tomatoes, peas, beans, radishes, lettuce and potatoes.  Now it’s time to get seedy … and gather seeds from various plants in the garden. Seeds and
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A Busy August

Categories: The Garden 2017 and What's Been Happening?.

  On a really humid and muggy day when we are having thunder storms and heavy rain pass through I’m taking some time to share some August activities.  It’s been a busy month of day trips, reading, crochet and some gardening.  I’ve been neglecting my garden journal so it is a good day to catch up. We went to visit the grandkids at the trailer and did lots of dipping for sunfish off the dock.  We’ve also been out on some lovely backroads drives especially into The County.  We visited Mount Pelion, Cherry Valley, Picton and The Unconventional Moose in
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Moving Right into August

Categories: Books, Crafty's Projects, The Garden 2017, and Vegetables.

  Another month has made it’s appearance.  The weather has been changeable – from hot and humid days, to wet and windy ones.  The garden either needs watering or it is water logged with rain! The beans did amazingly well and I’ve picked lots and lots.  We’ve had several dinners and I’ve frozen lots for the winter.  They came in all shapes and sizes, each with their own taste. But no matter the colour or shape when they were chopped up and put in the steamer they all looked kind of similar.  The different varieties are labelled above if you
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Harvest Time

Categories: The Garden 2017 and Vegetables.

The harvesting of peas and beans is happening.  Actually the peas are just about finished but all the varieties of beans are just starting.  I planted several types of beans and peas this year so I could document the growth and compare them. The purple pole beans grew really well, tall, lots of purple blooms, and lots of long purple beans.  When trimmed, cut and steamed they ended up being green.  Darn, I was looking forward to purple beans on my plate. The yellow Gold Rush beans also grew really well with lots of white flowers and plenty of long
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The Promise of Tasty Veggies

Categories: The Garden 2017 and Vegetables.

  The month of July has arrived.  June broke all rainfall records as it just kept raining and raining and in between we had a few lovely sunny and warm days.  We all know we shouldn’t over water our plants but I think someone forgot to tell Mother Nature!  We are on the verge of being water logged! On my last garden update I shared the different garden areas and this time I’m sharing the kitchen gardens on my plant tables.  I love popping out the back door and just off the deck to pick the fresh veggies.  The plants
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Visiting the Gardens

Categories: The Garden 2017.

June is just about gone and it was a wet and wild month.  We have received more than the usual amount of rain for the month and there are still a few days to go.  The gardens are LUSH!  So many of the plants are bigger now than they were towards the end of last season when we had a drought. I name all my gardens and wanted to share some photos of them with you.  Frequently I just share various plants in each garden. First up is the windmill garden, one that I’ve been working on this year with
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Yellow Bloomers

Categories: The Garden 2017.

  The garden is amazing and there are so many different yellow blooms this week.  Who knew yellow came in so many different shades?  We had a few very hot and humid days and we’ve had some terrific short downpours of rain.  I think I’ve only had to water the veggies once or twice. The yellow honeysuckle vine is blooming.  I can’t get too close to get photos as the wren’s nest is among these branches and the young are hatched and busy being fed by the mom and pop. I”ve been able to move lots of plants from the
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Pressing the Hosta Leaves

Categories: Garden Projects and The Garden 2017.

The hosta leaves are amazing this year, perhaps due to the very wet spring we had.  This is the shady north facing hosta garden and already the hosta are overlapping each other.  Other plants that grow really well in this garden are bleeding hearts, lily of the valley, trillium and astilbe. I love all the different shades of greens mixed with creams and whites and all the different textures and patterns on them.  This year I decided to try using the flower press to save some. I’ve got two different flower presses, a traditional wood one and a clay microwave
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The Arrival of June

Categories: The Garden 2017.

That old saying of June is busting out all over is certainly true in the garden.  With the very wet spring we have had the plants are growing and growing and I can see that many will surpass the size they reached last year during the really dry spell we had.   But things could change. We had a gorgeous visitor to the gardens for a few days … an indigo bunting.  What a wonderful blue colour but he was sure elusive and always seemed to be at the back of the feeder or showed just a glimpse of his
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2sDay Blooms

Categories: 2sDay, Plants, and The Garden 2017.

2sDay Blooms May 30, 2017 It’s 2sDay and time for photos of 2 of the same thing. This week I have 2 photos of 2 different blooms in the garden. These deep purple tulips were planted a long time ago and haven’t bloomed for a few years.  It was lovely to see two blooms open this year. The mountain bluet spread quite a bit from last year and promises lots of blooms.  Here are the first 2 that opened a few days ago. With the nicer weather arriving I will be spending less time posting and more time out and
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