So who says urban farmers have it easy! This winter I was planning a winter landscaping feature, when the Great Ice Storm flattened every bush and perennial of note, and damaged and/or destroyed 60 percent of the trees in the Ottawa area, keeping many people frozen in the dark for weeks.Depression and, well, only depressing things to photograph rather canned that idea.
So I thought, I'll do a feature this summer on how well (or not!)
we have succeeded in developing the front garden to always have
perennials in bloom, including during the difficult hot days of
late July and August. So El Nino has hit again!
Ottawa's "normal" spring,
jumping quickly into late spring and early summer weather. The
plants have literally sprung out of the ground, and although we
are only in the third week of May at the time of writing, June
and July flowers are following hard on the heals of the spring
If we keep it up, the fall
flowering perennials should be in bloom in June, and we'll be
spending the rest of the summer thanking god for annuals. Heh,
you lose some, and then you lose some more! But since there is
something to photograph, this sequence of photo essays will just
be posted a little closer together than planned!