Friday, July 25, 2014
Fast forward to spring of 2016. The Itoh Peony has moved to Norglenwold after spending the fall and winter in Kuusamo, both on Sylvan Lake. The lake was out the earliest as far as available records could be found, April 15, and it seemed like a good time to move the Itoh. We have been preparing the front flower bed and moved the Itoh on
This Itoh Peony was planted near the end of July in Benny's garden (southwest exposure).
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
This seedling, the beginning of a Himalayan Poppy is seen in the "Bruce Heart Gardens" on a hill overlooking Sylvan Lake. Growing the Himalayan Poppy can be challenging and I have been told, yet still need to verify, that the Himalayan Poppy is a biannual.
|Early July 2014|
Friday, July 4, 2014
I have always cut the rhubarb stalks when harvesting but recently read that it is better to pull the stalks rather than cut them. The stalks detach easily and this way doesn't leave a stump to rot. The leaves are poisonous and should be discarded. It is best to pull the young tender stalks, leaving three or four strong stems.