Gardenmania! (The Plot Thickens)
Our "20 Year Project". We're looking forward to building our brand new garden, year by year, from almost scratch. Apart from a few very small trees, our newly acquired tract is currently only a bare stretch of grass. So starting July 23rd, 2007 when we take possession it's "on with the show" ..... and please come back often and watch us grow!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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Friday, February 18, 2011
The first year we moved in the middle of July, so missed out on planting flowers, although we did get in the locust trees and many bushes, which were some great accomplishments really.
Year 2 was our best as we finished shaping the "Upper Garden".
But then Year 3 brought us that dreadful July hail storm, wiping out every leaf and flower.
To be followed by Year 4 and my seven operations!
So maybe Year 5 will be a full and complete gardening season??? Let's hope!
Started today by getting tomato seeds into a starting flat.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
2009 - 6"
2010 - 7"
2011 - 7"
2009 - 6 1/2"
2010 - 8 1/4"
2011 - 8 3/8"
2009 - 6 1/8"
2010 - 8 1/4"
2011 - 9 1/4"
2009 - 5 3/4"
2010 - 7 1/2"
2011 - 7 1/2"
2009 Taken July 13
2010 Taken July 25
2011 Taken July 03
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I've been enjoying your garden photos (and those from some of your friends) tonight. As well as the wonderful plants, I've also been admiring the various garden gnomes......here's my contribution ... and dare I suggest that I may be the only one of your readers (the Canadian ones anyway) to own this one.
No doubt you'll know who he is ... the famous English cricketer from many years ago, Dr. W.G. Grace. And after Australia's debacle in the second Ashes Test that's absolutely the only mention I'm making of the great and glorious game. :-)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
They are back and as noble as any I've ever seen ... a beautiful burgundy red, lighter when back-dropped by the sun ... as in this photo.
Once they have finished blooming, they will have to be moved to a spot on the hill, somewhere in the background due to their height.
PHOTO BY GOOMIE
Monday, July 13, 2009
Not being able to garden is torture!
Anyway, I thought a good idea would be to measure the Jefferies trees, (planted in July and August, 2007), on an annual basis to keep track of their growth. (I wish I had done this from Day One!)
Their circumferences on July 13th, 2009, to the nearest quarter inch, measured one foot above the ground, are as follows:
(standing from the East Garden to the West Garden)
Bruce ... 6.0"
Paige ... 6 1/2"
Spencer ... 6 1/8"
Ellie ... 5 3/4"
Thursday, July 9, 2009
On the weekend of July 4 & 5 I started to notice a shadow in the lower part of my left eye. As it turned out, this was my retina peeling like wallpaper!
By Tuesday the 7th it became critical as within a couple of hours I lost all my vision. My family doctor sent me to St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton posthaste, telling me to get there in 20 minutes. At the hospital I could not see the large "E" on the standard eye chart!
My operation was the next day with instructions to sit for two weeks and do nothing ... even to sleep in a sitting position. There goes gardening for half a month!!!
Mar took the image above with Doctor Martin, the surgeon and ophthalmologist, the day after my surgery.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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