Planning for Spring…

Last weekend while many of you were busy in the kitchen prepping for your Thanksgiving dinner, I was in my front garden planting tulip and allium bulbs.  It was a warm, bright sunny day...not like in past years when my fingers were frozen to the bone! Relative to a serious gardener (like Martha!), I'm just… Continue reading Planning for Spring…

Entrez s’il vous plait…

While I was out walking Charlie, I noticed that my neighbours had the exterior of their house painted a sunny, golden colour. As I was admiring it,  I wondered, "what colour will they paint the front door?" Further along into the walk, I noticed that another neighbour had a newly installed front door and garage… Continue reading Entrez s’il vous plait…

Garden performers and failures…

  At times I felt like this summer would never end...the heat was often unbearable, the smoke kept many of us indoors, and the drought has left many plants struggling or under performing.  My garden did not look its best this summer...it may be time to make some adjustments considering the current extreme weather conditions… Continue reading Garden performers and failures…

Charlie in charge…

Charlie is our fifth dog, yet I feel like a first-time dog owner most of the time! All of our previous dogs were Bearded Collies, and although their personalities were very different and distinct from each other, some traits ran deep within the breed.  First off, they were easy to train, bright and caught on… Continue reading Charlie in charge…

Summer 2021…

  How was your summer?  Good, I hope.  Mine, as I had expected was busy...not in the garden, but running after a busy, curious, mischievous puppy.  Charlie loves the garden...digging in the garden and eating the plants in the garden best of all!  The yard looks like a doggy daycare!   More importantly, after a… Continue reading Summer 2021…

Summer…

    This past weekend was the official kick-off for Summer 2021, and what a difference a year makes! Finally, there seems to be something to look forward to...like seeing friends and family again, eating out in restaurants and possibly even travelling.   What could be better? The onset of Summer 2021 will bring excitement… Continue reading Summer…