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What’s in the Garden? – I

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

The garden tour letter for this week is I. One of my favourite pieces of garden whimsy is Inuky.  I actually have two of them in different parts of the garden.  This was my creative way of using up some old bricks.   The traditional inuksuks are made from rock and are stone monuments used by the Inuit as a marker for special places, interesting places, marking trails or location of food or people, navigation, or migration routes of the caribou. Iris plants of different sizes and colours are next for starting with I.  My favourites are the mid sized yellow iris
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My Brick Inuksuk

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

I have always loved to try and re-use items in the garden.  I had a lot of bricks that were once a path but as the garden changed the path was removed.  Plus it was a pain to keep the weeds out of, as they grew between the cracks.  So while stacking them to remove from the path I came up with this idea of making a brick inukshuk. I’ve had this in my gardens for several years now and always thought it was a form of an inuksuk. In fact I have nicknamed it Inuky. But a while ago
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