Welcome to my garden

I love to garden. I also love to experiment. Throw the two together and you have my everchanging garden.

In 2004 we purchased a little over 2 acres in the country in Southern Ontario. My garden has taken many twists and turns since then and I have made many discoveries along the way. I hope you enjoy a little of what is here.

Latest from the Blog

Raw Beet Salad


I love beets. Boiled, roasted, Harvard beets – anything except pickled beets (sorry pickle lovers). ¬†However, all the rain we’ve had this year has meant an abundance of big beets. So, I decided... Read More

Getting an Early Start to the Vegetable Garden


Living around the Kitchener-Waterloo area in southern Ontario we have a decent gardening season, but most years you can’t reliably plant vegetables outside until late May and most produce is finished by late... Read More

My Daffodils are Backwards!


Last fall, with the help of my mom and dad who were up for a visit, I planted a couple hundred daffodils along the edge of my back gardens. Some were the traditional... Read More

Practical Crop Rotation – A Second Look


Gardening evolves with knowledge and experience. I have been formally planning my vegetable garden layout on paper for several years now and each year I think I get a little bit better. In... Read More

My Pruning Schedule


I’ve often found it hard to know what shrubs needed pruning when, and with all the new shrubs I have planted or plan to put in this year, this task will get even... Read More