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  • Photo-upload-434389?1435594874
    29 Jun 2015
    The official temperature for yesterday was 39.9C which breaks a record set in 1925 for 35C. Revelstoke was even hotter than Kelowna which is usually several degrees hotter than here. The official temperatures are set at the airport which is outsid...

    Lily Cappuccino Tango Blooming, Gale's lily Blooming, Asiatic Lily 'Iceberg' Blooming, ...

    Light Rain 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-434440?1435657144
    29 Jun 2015
    Late each afternoon I wander about the garden checking on seedlings at the rainwater tank, then the plantings and fresh sowings in the veggie patch. As I walk back to the house after my rounds I pick up any fruit falls along the way. This afterno...

    [14] Back Fenceline and Utilities Area garden and Panama Passionfruit Harvesting

    Mostly Cloudy 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-434562?1435703101
    30 Jun 2015
    Time for a huge photo update – now that the tomatoes aren’t looking quite as sickly, I figured it was time to go out with the camera in hand. Also, it wasn’t 32C, which was another reason for me to venture outside. The tomatoes ...

    Tomato 'Red Robin' , Tomato 'Kotlas' , Tomato 'Lyana' , Tomato 'Tiny Tim' , Tomato 'Jap...

    Overcast 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-434632?1435806565
    01 Jul 2015
    There is an exhibition coming up at the Visual Arts Centre called Celebrating Gardens – it is being run in conjunction with the North Columbia Environmental Society’s Garden Tour, which I am not taking part in. However I am putting wor...

    Clear 29°C / 84°F
  • Photo-upload-434269?1435429737
    27 Jun 2015
    Watering this morning after I had been to the Farmers’ Market early. The orchard fruit growers are having a difficult time, everything is coming early and the fruit gets soft in the heat, watering is no help. Also the packing sheds are too h...

    Aquiligia 'Crimson Star' , Ozark Sundrops , 4. House garden , 5. East garden , Asiatic ...

    Clear 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-434611?1435790616
    01 Jul 2015
    Yesterday I went to have tea, cake (actually it was sour cherry sorbet, much more cooling) and gossip with my gardening friend Diane and took with me another planter fresh from the kiln to join the one she has already. I hear that it is planted up...

    Other people's gardens garden

    Scattered Clouds 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-434647?1435884073
    02 Jul 2015
    June rainfall was 4.5" which sounds like a reasonable amount except it tended to fall in big dollops rather than nicely spread out to save me watering! I seem to have a Stoksia in Drive, nothing in my plantings, could I have bought if from Ni...

    Hemerocallis 'Ruby Stella' Blooming, Hemerocallis 'Stella Supreme' Blooming, Tiger Lily...

    Clear 32°C / 90°F
  • 27 Jun 2015
    I was resolute. I threw away all the seed catalogs that flooded in the mailbox, Jan and Feb. I would not garden this year. I am working more than full time. I am three years away from retiring. On the rare day off that it doesn’t rain, ...

    Partly Cloudy 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-434313?1435513863
    28 Jun 2015
    The planting beds: Main and 1- Serpentine, with green beans and shelling beans, radishes, leeks, onions, broccoli, brussels, carrots, garlic, celery 2- Wagon Wheel, planted as an ornamental bed, but using edibles lettuce, dill, chard. the very bac...

    Wagon Wheel garden , Keyhole garden , and Serpentine garden

    Partly Cloudy 26°C / 79°F