Plants in my Garden: forsythia, bleeding heart, butterfly bush , tulips, daffodils, paper whites, snow drops, hyacinths, spirea, painted fern, lavender, English ivy, day lilies, Asian lilies, many, many more
Favorite Aspect of Gardening: playin' in the dirt
If I'm not in my garden, I can usually be found: cooking, canning, practicing politics
Occupation: retired civilian police personnel
Location: south central Ontario
Member Since: 3/9/2009
Last Seen: 11 hours ago
I'm older than dirt - 72 - and inherited my love of gardening from my grandfather. All of my children are avid gardeners and I try hard to interest my grandkids in it. I live in a small village 'where everybody knows your name' and we own a 132 acre farm close by. My husband and I plant about an acre in veggies and grow them organically. There is a wooded area surrounding a stream at the back. The remaining 100 acres or so are rented to a local cash-cropper who cares for the property as much as we do.
I love to acquire new plants on a regular basis and to share those of mine that can be divided with family and friends. I love experimenting with different plants and 'pushing the envelope' - trying plants from warmer zones.
We have lots of animals - a pony, three horses, a house cat, and two beagles. We also rescued a 'found hound' who lives in the house and thinks he owns us!
Ouch! I'm feeling my age this evening. Now if I'd only learn to ACT it, I probably wouldn't hurt so much.
I worked in my flower bed at home for a while today, then decided I needed to put some time and effort into my bed at the farm. After ...
My freshly planted urn
It will be interesting to see how it progresses. My porch gets intense morning sunlight and shade by early afternoon. I had a vision of a monochromatic grouping of shades of lime green, but found the...
One of the strangest spring seasons I can remember
This spring has been so odd!! One day it's cool and rainy and the next it's warm and sunny. We've had an exceptional amount of rain. My perennials are loving it. I'll try to take some photos tomorrow and post them soon. Virtually all my host...
Enjoying the fruits of our labour
Can you believe it? Two weeks ago it was cold and snowy here. This evening, C and I enjoyed asparagus fresh out of our garden!
We've had several warm sunny days, so I stuck my overgrown tomato seedlings in the ground. I've been hardenin...
As promised, here are some photos of my spring bulbs. I'm a little disappointed in them this year. I dug them up and divided them last fall, so they're not as established as I'd hoped. There are lots to come yet, though.
Newly planted pansi...