Brrrrr. Does this look as cold as it felt? It’s that funny time of year again. The time of transition from one season to the next when it’s hard to know what the weather’s going to be like. Last week, [. . .]
I couldn’t get to Saltspring Island’s Seedy Saturday last weekend but I did get to Seedy Saturday in Victoria yesterday. It was buzzing with activity…so many people are interested in growing gardens these days! Look at the folks checking out the seed swap table yesterday. The idea of everyone bringing some of their own saved [. . .]
golden hops vine
What would I ever do without my golden hops vine? I just love it.First of all, it looks beautiful, fresh and bright climbing along the fence. Here’s a photo I took a few years ago of my first ever Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’.This photo made me think of the old rhyme about what you can expect [. . .]
Unusual weather at our place today. Sunny with periods of hail this morning! Now the sky’s all dark and grey again.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
…must be time to plant the spinach and the sugar snap peas outside. Oh my!
signs of spring
The ornamental cherry tree is beginning to bloom. One of my favourite signs of spring. Such a beautiful frilly pink colour! When this tree blooms, I know it’s really time to get busy starting my seeds for the summer garden. So I better go to the greenhouse and get busy……but first, maybe I’ll give the [. . .]