My garden blooms

I haven’t been taking as many photographs of my garden this summer as I usually do.

I think this is in part because of the hand injury that I incurred in early June which made it hard for me to do any gardening, watering or even to hold a camera – or blog. The other reason why I haven’t taken a lot of pictures is because, once the really hot weather hit my garden – in June and July and it didn’t rain much at all – hint – not at all … and I wasn’t watering much because of my hand injury – my plants weren’t blooming very much at all.

Oh don’t get me wrong. My garden was getting some care. My husband was watering it on and off, but not as much as it should have been watered in all that heat and I think even if we’d been watering it daily the plants still would have been in survival mode because it was a much hotter summer than ever.

When my plants have bloomed the flowers have been spectacular. Thankfully, now the we’ve reached the end of August the weather is starting to cool somewhat and we are getting a bit more rain so my plants are a lot happier than they have been for a while. That means they’re starting to bloom again.

The Fairy Rose

Purple Clematis

Purple Clematis jackmanii

Iceberg Rose

Iceberg Rose

What’s blooming in your garden?

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Summer has gone by so fast

I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone by! The days are still warm but the nights are getting cooler. That can only mean that Autumn is just around the corner.


Most of the spring and summer was so hot I feel like I was hiding indoors! My poor plants didn’t have that luxury. They wilted in the heat hoping for some relief from the sun or at least some rain for most of June and July! I think June and July were the driest we’ve had in a long long time.

Luckily once August started we also began to get some rain. Lots of it. The way it’s looking right now I think we might even get a little bit of rain today too!

It looks like most of my plants and roses survived the extreme heat and drought and are now appreciating the cooler weather and rain. Good thing too because I couldn’t do much gardening during the heat wave. I injured my left hand at the beginning of June and I was barely able to use it to feed myself let alone type blog posts, water or weed the garden.

How has your garden been surviving this summer? Did you go through a heatwave too or were you one of the people who had the opposite problem – too much cool weather and too much rain?

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A lovely early Spring

I haven’t been writing in this blog very much recently. Life has a way of getting in the way and in my case it got in the way BIG TIME. I don’t think that’s going to end anytime soon, and it’s affect my writing in all of my blogs, but I’m going to try to write more.

I do want to remind my readers that I have another gardening blog that I hope to write in regularly as well. It’s called Organic Gardening Tips and as the name implies it’s about organic gardening. As I’ve mentioned in many of my posts on this blog I don’t use chemicals or synthetic fertilizers on my garden beds. I use organic materials so I suppose this blog is also an organic gardening blog as well.

Yellow daffodils 3

In other news – my garden is doing very well this spring! I don’t think that I lost any roses this year. It was a very warm winter with barely any snow here in Toronto. So warm in fact that my roses started to leaf out in mid March! I’ve never seen that happen before. They usually don’t start getting leaves or even turning green until mid April or even later.

Everything is growing and I’d say that my garden is at least 1.5 months ahead of itself. My Crocuses, Glories of the Snow, Snow Drops, Hyacinths and the first of the Daffodils are just about done now. I’m waiting to see what will bloom next.

How is your garden doing this lovely Spring?

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