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Sumac – the Canadian Palm Tree

Sumac – the Canadian Palm Tree

A young sumac emerging in the woodland garden. The sumacs in the woodland garden tower over the wooden deck. Looking towards the rear of “the cottage”. Yesterday, a FB friend from Texas asked me if we had poison sumac in Toronto. I did some research, and yes, poison...

Putting the garden to bed.

Putting the garden to bed.

This is what 2 tonnes (7 cubic yards) looks like. Previously we would use our own small trailer to haul a small load from the mushroom factory, which is about 70 kms away. This time we hired a bin contractor. We had no idea how...

A day at the leaves.

A day at the leaves.

It was a lovely day out in he garden. The leaves on the big trees still aren't falling but there was a bit of clean up to be done. I got a lot of praise for the (little) cleaning up and winter-prep I did. It was no hardship at all. It was a real pleasure. There's...

Goodbye old friend.

Goodbye old friend.

It was a sad day at Devils Corner when we watched the old Scots Pine leave the garden. We tried and tried to save it over the course of about 4 years but to no avail. The arborist certified it dead and with all the permissions obtained we hired a crane to get the job...

And the rain came.

And the rain came.

What a welcome relief the rain has been. I'm surprised we have avoided water restrictions given how little rain we have had. .   The alliums are fading but still playing a strong role in this corner of the cottage patio. The succulents are making their way...

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