Officially the last weekend of summer ..... Canada's weather is all downhill from here!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Well, here we are ending another summer once again, where did it go? The time went so quickly, can't believe we are going to be in the snow and ice in just a few months. Usually by the end of October, it is iffy that it won't have snowed. And for those who aren't familiar with Canadian winters, the snow stays sometimes until April. Driving stinks, the roads are icy, it's damned cold (rarely above the freezing mark, and more times than not, quite a bit below zero!

I am today trying to get the last of the outdoor work done, laying the stones down in the garden, levelling out the soil that I have dug up and rearranged all thru the summer.

Next summer, I start the entire flower beds all over again, I have dug up everything this summer including the perennials, time to start fresh. I will spend some of the winter pre-planning the new garden, thanks to Lois Hole. For anyone around our area, she is a household name, she has written numerous books about growing in our climate, and owned one of the most well known greenhouse in the area. She passed away a few years back, but was a great person, always doing charity work, they even named a hospital after her. Anyway, for good information written in layman English, the books are great for cold climate growing. There are so many things that don't grow here not only because of the winder, but the short growing season in the summer being so restrictive also.

Well, obviously I don't have time to sit here writing this blog, so it's back to the great outdoors once again, shovel in hand !!

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    It is hard to imagine living in such a cold climate. I think it is cold here when it gets to minus 2 or 3 celsius!

    We are in Spring here and I have a lot to do in my garden before summer comes. I spread Sugar Cane Mulch on some of the garden that I had managed to weed before going away, but need to wee and mulch the rest.

    I just went out to do some pruning/weeding .... down came the rain! LOL

    Enjoy your garden planning.
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    2376 days ago
    I don't look forward to a bitter cold winter...but this summer the heat was unbearable.
    Enjoy anticipating a beautiful garden...have a great week
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