Receding Ice, Returning Friends

It’s been a long winter here in the Parry Sound area, but Spring’s warmth is encouraging the ice to recede and soon disappear. The return of the geese and other migratory birds is so wonderful to see. All too soon, summer will be over and birds will once again be readying themselves for the migration…

Frills, Fluff & Mid-summer Fancies

Nothing says ‘Hello August’ like day lilies. Despite my ongoing battle with the deer, I’ve managed to see a new crop of beautiful day lilies emerge from the warm summer soil. Day lilies, astilbe, monarda and coneflowers, the hallmarks of mid-summer blooms. The deer, squirrels and chipmunks have made sure I’ve seen few roses this…

Hot & Humid Won’t Slow Us Down!

It’s been blazing hot and incredibly humid in central Ontario over the last few weeks, and the days head don’t indicate that a cool-down is coming any time soon. Despite the heat, the garden is looking great with strong showing from the usual seasonal suspects – mini roses, daylilies, astilbe, coneflowers and various assorted containers…