I am a great fan of Twitter, but with so much information and people, it’s easy to spend most of your time tweeting without really “talking” to anyone. The solution? Tweetups: an organized focused session on a particular gardening/landscaping topic. It’s the best filter for finding excellent garden-related information.
Written on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Talks & Flower Shows
I didn’t realize that repurposing had trickled into the garden social consciousness until I saw a few gardens at Canada Blooms. Pallets, timber, stones, chairs and old appliances were used in clever creative ways.
Overview of bsq Design Studio’s pallet garden at Canada Blooms
Written on Monday, March 26, 2012 in Design & Landscaping
Last year I found out that plant breeders follow fashion to determine colours for their annuals. I was surprised. It’s not the gardening community that was setting the colour trends. So I wondered, how are other gardening trends set?
Canada Blooms Pallet Garden by bsq. design
Written on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Gardening
With temperatures in the mid-teens, it really feels like spring this week. All the signs of early spring are here: the arrival of Downy Woodpeckers, Red-winged Blackbirds and American Robins. Even the Silver Maples, the harbingers of spring, are almost past their bloom. But just because it is spring doesn’t mean I going to charge out and plant any annuals or perennials.
Silver maples flowering!
Written on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Gardening
It amazes me what I read on my twitter stream sometimes. A couple days ago the topic of daffodils came up. I mentioned that the daffodils hadn’t started to grow in Toronto. Another “gardener” tweeted it couldn’t be so. Her sister-in-law who also lives in Zone 5 already had daffodils up.
Daffodils at Toronto Botanical Garden, May 6, 2011
Written on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Plants