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Garden Gates

My first blog post appeared in January, 2013. I had so much to say then, so many thoughts about gardens and garden design, that for many years I posted weekly. Recently my posts have been fewer and farther between, not because I have less to say but because other work has been more pressing. I…

Pond, Waterfall, Gorge and Stream

Pond, Waterfall, Gorge and Stream The Pond, Dam and Waterfall are man-made, created over 150 years ago to provide power for a saw mill. The Gorge and Stream were formed over millennia by natural forces that date back to the retreat of the glaciers. Environmental regulations in Quebec prohibit cutting grass around the pond and…

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End of Month Review

Many garden writers include a post at the end of every month that chronicles what has happened in their gardens in the weeks before. I’ve just finished reading one from England that turns me green with envy. So many blooms to write about, so much to enjoy. Not for me. A view onto my garden,…

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Creating a Scene

When our children were young, I dreaded taking them to the grocery store. If I was lucky, the expedition would be quick and easy. But some days, the little brats screamed for chocolates  or put unwanted items into the shopping cart, and when I took them out, they created a scene. Unpleasant for me and…