Still Going Strong!

My garden for the most part is still going strong, there are parts that are looking a little shabby but thats to be expected as we transition into fall.  By this time of year I am tired of trying to keep it all prim and proper so for the next few weeks it can run…

Delightful Dahlias!

My dahlias not only came back this year they have grown so tall it’s getting hard to reach the blooms to cut them off, I have no idea what is going on under the soil, and considering the only soil is what I added, they are growing like mad!  Dahlias are so much fun, I am…

The Big Tea Debate…

Milk or Tea first into the cup? More and more tea is being mentioned in the media, and this question always seems to come up: Is it proper to put the milk in first then the tea or the tea first then add the milk? This debate is solved by looking at a few things…

Help, I have a bad case of Solenostemon scutellarioides!

Solenostemon scutellarioides, is my latest addiction and the latin name for our old garden friend the coleus.  Now I pride myself on learning the latin names for my plants and there are some that I know the latin name and forget the common one, but this name is a challenge, I think I will stick with…

My Summer Garden

Even with the heat and no rain the garden is still hanging in there, the plants as long as they are watered hold their blooms  for a long time when the sun shines, I get the odd flopper but it quickly picks up with a little water.  Everyday they’re is a new surprise and something…

Tea at Bridal Veil Falls, British Columbia

During the summer, I thought it would be fun to do a series of different places to visit and while there enjoy the flora, fauna and a cup of iced tea.  Fist stop, Bridal Veil Falls just south of Hope, BC.  This area became a park in 1965 so like me it turns 50 this year!  Along…

Tea can be Cooling too!

It has been hot here lately, especially for June, which in the past has been really rainy!  So rather than worry about the lawn going brown and all the plant flopping that’s happening, (I will water the poor garden as soon as it cools a bit), I decided to try to make home-made iced tea from…