We all wait for summer on the edges of our seats, pleading for the -30’s to leaves us alone in our balmy, blissful summers. But when it actually gets hot and sticky we wonder what we were waiting for.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Unfortunately we can’t even grow lemons here, so then what do you do? When life gets hard what plant do you turn to?
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.