We moved to this property in a snowstorm in December 1995. It is a six acre property, just outside of town, but feels like the country. The yard had a cedar hedge and some cedar rail fences, a few big trees, and overgrown flower beds. A huge willow tree is in the centre of the yard, and through the years we added garden beds, paths and structures.
About 28 years ago my dad was visiting when I was trying my first gardening. I had a six pack of marigolds, all six in the cell pack, not separated. That is important to know because then I just popped the whole group of six marigolds into a hole. My dad said I was supposed to separate the six plants first. Oh, really? Wow, I had a lot to learn. And I continue to learn, through lots of trial and error, triumphs and mistakes. But it’s so much fun. This blog will tell the stories of the garden adventures, past and present.
As the garden grew, I wanted to share it. So, take a walk along the paths, check out the hostas, rest in the shade, watch the goldfish and frogs, and just enjoy the blessings a garden brings.