Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Super-Early Preview of the Sept Issue of Gardens East!

I just got the latest issue of Gardens East magazine in the mail yesterday!! So exciting.. it's always packed with so much info. And this issue featured 2 of my articles! One on an amazing Oakfield, NS garden and the other was on some of my favourite veggies for autumn. That may sound funny, but it's time to start to think about what you want to harvest this fall. Our fall/winter carrots will be planted in about a month and I've already tucked more kale seedlings into the garden.

Anyway, on to the topic at hand. I'm currently procrastinating, oops, I mean working on the Sept garden profile for Gardens East and thought I'd share a few of the photos that I took at this gorgeous Dartmouth garden.. just a few tidbits to pique your interest!! 

Hens and chicks in a chair that is painted with hens and chicks!! Love it.. Also, I'm really into the lime green/purple colour combo of campanula and lady's mantle. Finally, look at the big seashell below, planted with sedums.. I could have stared at it for hours.. so many colours and textures..

The sun is peaking out, so hopefully our dreary weather is over.. get out and play in your garden!!


  1. Defiantly time to start thinking about fall crops. I planted all my Cole crop seedlings last weekend. More lettuce in a few weeks.

  2. Hi Niki: Very new to the gardening "bug" but love, love, loving it! Planted a butterfly garden last fall, and a vegie garden this spring - looking forward to the rewards in a few months. My next project is a medicine wheel garden. Do you have any information, thoughts, or comments on this?


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