Isabelle’s Garden Notes, … August!

The month of August has been good to our garden. As you can see, everything is green! We do not lack water this year for sure !! The most impressive are my pumpkin and zucchini plants. My pumpkin plants are even climbing the fence and we will have dozens of red pumpkins (Cinderella types) in…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: July!

In the last month we have had so much rain and sun that the plants grew, grew  and grew!! I have not yet needed to water our garden: nature does it by itself !! What a change from last year. Here is an overview of the garden. In our tub you can see the Fava…

Battle of the plants (part two)

Back in March when we made our first Battle Of The Plants post, snow was still on the ground and we were working from memory. Now it’s July, the heat is here and in the humid damp weather we’ve been having many plants are madly growing! This past weekend I was finally able to take…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June!

This year we had such a rainy Spring that we were not able to start working and planting in our garden before the end of May. We will see what kind of harvest we will have. When I look at June posts from past years I see the plants were much bigger than they are…

Battle Of The Plants!

Last week, February 26th to March 5th was Invasive species Awareness Week. During the week we found out about the organization in Ontario dedicated to helping people learn about the plants that are not native to our region and therefore have no natural controls to their spreading in our eco systems. We also found out…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: September/October

September was the month we brought in the harvest! We had an amazing crop in spite of this summer’s drought. We had beautiful cucumbers, lots of peppers ( I make a recipe with them, it is called “Frita”, it is my mother in law’s and I am sharing it with you at the end of…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June/July

The garden is growing really well this year. Our tomato plants already have small tomatoes and our peppers have little peppers. The loofahs (sponges to be) have beautiful leaves (I can not wait to see the fruit). We water the garden from our rain barrel. We need one full barrel per day. Jacques fills it…

Gardone Italia – Heller Garden

Originally posted on thehopefulherbalist:
Where ever we go on holiday – I will find a garden to visit! After a rainy Sunday, where we were content to read books and walk the promenade, we decided Monday was the day to exploreg. Purchasing a ‘Navigarda’ ticket paying a bit more for the hydrofoil but claiming our…