Summer has finally arrived. I have been looking forward to this for months. The longer hours of sunlight, the thunderstorms, the sounds of rainfall on the roof. But what I look forward to most of all is the warmth.
Let’s talk Portulaca. Now I know what you are thinking, “isn’t that a weed?” or “Don’t those take over entire gardens?” And you would be right, if they were the same plant.
Judging by the spaces in our greenhouse and fruit tree selection I would say everybody, and their dog are planting something this year.
Vegetable gardening… WHAT DO YOU DO? How do you garden? I find in Manitoba people tend to assume that you simply know how to garden because you live here. I know for a fact that gardening is not an inheritable skill, learnable but not inheritable.
Many of you will have heard of the emerald ash borer challenges with ash trees. It has become a common and slanted theme in the media. I want to give you a simple breakdown of my understanding of the facts that we have so far.
When you think Petunia what do you think of? For me I think of bursts of colour, great structure and, simply put, a classic.
You may be growing vegetables because you’ll be spending more time in the yard this year and want an interesting outdoor hobby.
There will likely be some remarkable outcomes when a culture social-distances itself for an extended amount of time. True, there will be some negative outcomes but there will be positives as well.
Let’s pick up out topic again with a very special maple. This is a tree that has trouble with cracking on the trunk, and it is the Purple Leaf Norway Maples.