The Story So Far…

Hey, what the *arse* happened? Last summer, with hope in my heart and armed with a black thumb, I tried to grow stuff in my garden. For the three people wondering what happened next? Disaster. Last July was not just the rainiest July ever, but it was actually the rainiest month Ottawa had ever seen. ...

Baffles. 1

Gah, between throwing my back out and my internet at home being down for long stretches of the week, I have totally been neglecting my tiny audience.  I did have ten new spam comments this week.  No, I don’t need Moldovan Propecia, thanks. Anyway, last week, I mentioned that I had cleared a space for ...

Invasions.

My front and back yards are under constant threat from invaders.  I will talk about three today.  First up, the violets: Next up, the maples: I don’t have photos, but I also sawed down two trees that had grown to my height.  There are three or for more to go. However, I did have fun ...

Good days and bad days. 3

So, it’s been a while.  Lots of new stuff happening, some crap, some surprising, some awesome.  Got a good chunk of prettifying done before the drizzle began today. First, here’s the crap news: Also, dumbly didn’t take a photo, but I have a bin nearly full of violets that I dug up from proper flower ...

Pilot series. 4


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Pilot series.
Welcome to the first (of an expected many) episode(s) of the exciting new game show…Name that Plant! Yes, such is my ignorance that I don’t know what’s growing in my own yard, even though I know I have been told at least some of these plants’ names in the past.  Please help. Just to make ...

Laziness. 1

So, I will update later this week.  It’s been raining coldly for the last two days, so I haven’t done much anything since the weekend. I do have this stuff, though.  I am tempted to mix the heavy clay soil in that blank, maple seedling-infested patch with compost and top soil and then spread a ...

Let’s begin at the beginning. 8

Hi.  My name is Megan and I know arse-all about gardening. My mother was a gardener.  When she died, I inherited her house.  In the 2.5 years since then, I haven’t really been keeping up with things.  Check it: As far as I’m concerned, all that is missing is the Trans-Am up on cinder blocks. ...