Relying on our in-car GPS, and travelling west following our stop in Brecon, we were amazed that we somehow managed to arrive at our destination near Felingwym Uchaf, in Carmarthenshire, close to the pre-arranged time of 4 pm. The sun was throwing long shadows by this time of day, and we enjoyed the amber-cast to […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Snow on Victoria Day in the garden, May 18, was disappointing, but it was not as much of a shock for us northerners as it would be to southern gardeners. I remember so many weekends growing up when we had sleet, hail, cold nights of heavy rain, and light snow cover on the Victoria […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Guest Contributor Danielle Hegedus. Danielle is a contributing writer with modernize, which is based in Austin, Texas. ~ The weather was beautiful today, inspiring me to do something that I haven’t done in many months, sweep my patio! Having an outdoor space is such a gift. I have a spot to host casual summer gatherings […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you don’t want to put a plain old fashioned water barrel in your yard, or can’t locate one even if you did want it, then you might want to think about picking up one of the newer rain barrels for the garden from your local home and garden store. I absolutely adore the model […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you like the look of homemade, twig furniture for your cottage garden? If so, this rustic twig chair might tweak your imagination around what you would like in your yard at the lake. When walking around in cottage country, it’s great to travel the back alleys and side avenues to get the best view […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Designing small front yard gardens poses interesting challenges, and a walk-about in Toronto’s Danforth district during a visit to my sister offered me a delightful glimpse into a charming neighbourhood where creativity abounds in transforming small plots of land into attractive garden spaces. When planning and renovating our own gardens for the growing season, it’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In northern gardens, the winter brings a period of deep rest – a time of hibernation or just plain frozen solid resting. The layers of snow in my garden insulate and shelter life below the surface. The temperatures this winter have been unusually low. Much of the time our winter temperature range has been well […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Family Pet. Neala is our garden poster dog, which is to say she does not dig holes, bury bones, or demolish plants in our garden beds. The garden shots on this blog are primarily from my home garden, which is a little plot of land surrounded by a chain link fence. It is every […]Continue Reading... No Comments.