Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
On the home front, my annuals have suffered a lot of slug damage . The nasturtiums and nicotiana are surviving better than the zinnias and cosmos. Maybe next year will be better.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Most of the perennials were growing well as they easily use up the abundant rain.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
All the rain we've been having will be good for the trees.
Monday, July 10, 2017
On another note, the other day I had Pepper, my horse, out eating grass near the house. Little bunny arrived and for a few minutes they were eating about 6' apart. Bunny didn't seem to notice me at all.
Then a noisy truck went down the road and scared the bunny away. It would have made a very cute picture with the two animals munching on the grass together.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
I went to my friend's home for the first time today and was blown away by her gorgeous gardens. I knew she was a good gardener as she had her own greenhouse at one time and subsequently worked for a large floral greenhouse as the head designer. But still, I was surprised at the extent of her gardens. I didn't take pictures - somehow it didn't seem right- but imagine a couple of acres of grass flowing down a gentle hill that flattens out midway before going down to the Ottawa River. Mature trees flank the open area and partially block the view of the water. At just the perfect spots, she has perennial flower beds with a wonderful assortment of plants. She has a variety of light so different areas have plants suitable to the locations. All this she has done from a rough lot in the past nine years, as well as raising her teen-age boys (with her husband) and working at the greenhouse. And while she does have a tractor, she does the work herself. A true gardener. It was so refreshing to spend time with her in her wonderland. I can't wait to go back!
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
A turtle saying hello.
All these turtles are native to the St. Lawrence Valley. They also had an albino snapping turtle with a dented shell but he looked so pathetic that I didn't include his picture.