This is probably my 10th year playing in the dirt. It all started with a small herb garden one year at a friend’s cottage in the Kawarthas. The next year, the lavender all came back, with the chives, and the mint. This is where I learned that mint cannot be trusted to stay where you… Continue reading Garden Girl – Beginning of the 2019 Garden Dream 020519
Cornwall Ontario – You know Spring is here when the flowers bloom and photographer Calvin Hanson has shared some of his blooms with CFN to share with you! Spring Flowers! Orange Dahlia Yellow Dahlia Red Throated Hibiscus Hibiscus To see some of Mr. Hanson’s other lovely contributions to CFN please click this LINK.
I came in with guns blazing. Twenty five acres, suddenly at my fingertips, to tame to my heart’s desire. A vegetable garden here, a lily pad there, hedge trimming here, shrub pruning there… In just over six years the lessons seem and feel infinite, but yet, each one gives me more courage… Continue reading War of Roses – Victory! by Lady Jane Guay DECEMBER 31, 2017
What a whirlwind this spring has been! I am pleasantly surprised to see all the foxgloves in bloom already! Among roses, which are now in various stages of flower throughout our property, I’ve really been enjoying our geraniums, sweet Williams, pinks, lilies, iris’, bellflowers, violas, primulas and baby’s breath! They all feel early to me… Continue reading Garden Girl – Patience in Gardening Goes A Long Way JULY 12, 2016
It’s February and already I’m tweaking my garden planning for this year. Last year I took on flower-scaping for our property. The running joke was that all the work I did was to buy tickets for this year’s flower show on our property! And trust me, it was a lot of work!!! Fingers… Continue reading 2016 – The Year of Flowers by Garden Girl FEB 3
This spring seemed to zoom right by. To my embarrassment, although it could happen today (lol!), we have yet to plant our corn, squash and melons. Also, it appears we have fallen off the tomato sucker wagon this year… Again… Besides all that, my newest lesson in gardening is that ants, yes, ANTS… Continue reading June Bugs, Fireflies and Alien Ant Farms by Garden Girl Dawn-Jane Guay
Such great spring weather we’ve been blessed with this year! It’s been a busy past few weeks and as much as I would love to say that my seed starting has gone off without a hitch, it would be a complete fabrication. I had more faith this year than last, starting 168 seeds (14 varieties… Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers! By Garden Girl Dawn Jane Guay MAY 30, 2015
CFN – The Special Day Away Program provided to our community by the Community Outreach Services is offered at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge. It is a program designed to help in the care of a loved one which provides respite time for caregivers as well as support and education for them. . It… Continue reading Senior Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Special Away Program & Ernie Appleton Gardening