From the First of May

Sunday was Garden Day. In our zone, the Daf’s are blooming, the abundant Pasque Flowers are beginning to go to seed (so lovely) and the native Marsh Marigolds are about halfway through their bloom period. Golden spurge and Leopard’s Bane are starting, and the Snakeshead Fritillaries are beginning to fade. The Bergenia is in full … More From the First of May

Blog Update

I will be uploading my old garden blog Zone 3B site so that it becomes part of Gardens Matter. This may cause some hiccups in design and layout, so bear with me until I get things sorted out.

Garden Update

It’s hard to believe that it has already been two months since my last post!     Our first spring blooms are now open, with the daffodils beginning to display. So what have I been up to in the garden lately? The major chore of the season so far has been renovating the hedges! We have … More Garden Update

Winter Harvest

Spring is near, albeit early for Edmonton, Alberta. The ground is still frozen, and snow is thin is the ground. I chose today to do the first garden work of the year, mainly pruning the apple tree and coppicing the hazel. Coppicing is an ancient technique for harvesting woodlands. Trees were cut down to the … More Winter Harvest