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Gnome News

ramblings of a plant lover

Spring Finds

I’d like to share one of my favourite brands of organic fertilizer for potted plants, Grotek Life. I find it works really well and is easy to use. They have a range of organic products.

 

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Growing Up

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I thought I would include a few images to update everyone on the progress and maturity of our garden. It’s actually quite amazing in three years with some care and attention how nature flourishes, even on a newer landscape.

 

Best time of the Year!

This spring has been toggling between quite warm and quite cool. Not a lot of rain, but the plants are coming up beautifully nonetheless. I love this time of the year because of how fertile and lush the garden looks. All of the new growth adds a vibrant green to the existing palette. Everything is fresh and in bloom, not yet fatigued by summer heat.

 

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Christopher Campbell

I had the pleasure this spring of visiting my good friend and Canadian Landscape Architect, Christopher Campbell, at his residence studio in Guelph, Ontario.

 

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The Strangest Spring Ever

No matter where you live, this spring has been anything but usual. I’ve been on the planet 54 years and I don’t recall ever experiencing summer in March like we did this year. Temperatures were more like mid-June one week and then like February the next. Even nature is confused, as is evidenced in this shot I took outside my kitchen window of robins sitting like still plump statues on a branch in mid–January. In our neck of the woods, robins are the first sign of spring and never seen in January.

 

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