One can never underestimate the importance of good gardening boots. I love clogs, easy on and off, but sometimes you need something that protects you from the muck. I’ve gone through a lot of footwear trudging through mud, planting and pruning, or even visiting nurseries in the spring.
Well, this post is as much a “Fussy Find” as it is an adventure. Hindle’s in Clarksburg (The Blue Mountains) is a legendary Hardware Store in our new turf which quite honestly has all the stuff you’ll never find at Home Depot or Canadian Tire. Since we moved here everyone has told us it’s a must visit and it was. Unpretentious, interesting, welcoming and understated.
One of our favourite furnishing stores, Muskoka Living, had all of its outside summer stock featured while we were visiting the area. Doubling our intentions of course we needed to spend some time there as well – just down the road from Muskoka Teak.
If you’re looking for something extraordinary for your garden, and you’re serious about gardening in the most tasteful terms, then look no further. Coivic Specimen Trees has spent nearly 40 years cultivating a reputation as a multi-faceted force in the landscape construction industry, building some of the most prestigious gardens in Southern Ontario.
The first sign of change for me is the ground flowers that flag us to the warmer weather coming and ultimately, gardening season. Hyacinths, Bloodroot, Daffodils, English Bluebells, Tulips and Vinca are a few of my favourites.