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  • Photo-upload-434153?1435194849
    24 Jun 2015
    Lilies, the Couriers have been standing tall among the deep purple blue of the Tradescantias, the buds growing fatter and fatter for what seems like months. Then in the middle of today the first opened and the suspence is over. There are more lili...

    Clematis 'Huldine' , Clematis Jackmanii superba Blooming, Winter garden , and Asiatic ...

    Overcast 24°C / 75°F
  • 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-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
  • 25 Jun 2015
    Ordered 100 one gallon Root Pouch grow bags on Monday, which arrived on Wednesday. Mixed potting mix using leaf mold to replace peat moss. Filled bags and transplanted Marigolds into them. The bags are sitting on top of the east side, sub-irrigate...

    One gallon Root Pouch garden

    Clear 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-434241?1435345984
    26 Jun 2015
    Last night I planted up the bigger planter. Both the Gentian, which I got from UBC Botanical Garden in 2013, and the Cinqfoil seemed to be struggling – surrounding plants get bigger and affect the amount of sun and water. The original Gentia...

    Alpine Sea Holly Blooming, Clematis integrifolia 'Blue Boy' Blooming, 2. Porch garden ,...

    Clear 29°C / 84°F
  • 26 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