Steele Lake

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This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Steele Lake. We had a bit of rain, but then it cleared up. Steele Lake is in Cross Lake Provincial Park. Since the park surrounds the lake, the shoreline and wetlands are … Continued

Marigolds

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A splash of colour from Marigolds, this bunch is Burpees’ Best Mix, a “free-flowering French mixture”. My Grandmother always had Marigolds in her garden. Marigolds are excellent companion plants for many vegetables.

Early Sunglow Hybrid

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It was a nice weekend to be outside in the garden. I planted Early Sunglow Hybrid this year. It’s been doing well despite all of the rain. It’s not that tall – I am kneeling to take the photo. 🙂 … Continued

Rainbow

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We’ve had lots of rain recently. This evening we had a nice rainbow in between the thunder storms.

Potatoes survive & thrive

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It’s the June Solstice! The plants are taking advantage of the long days. Our potatoes were damaged by frost earlier this June but they have quickly bounced back and are thriving.

Late Frost

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Arrgh. A late frost hit the night of June 7 and it hit rather hard. The minimum for our area was -1.7 degrees Celsius. Looking at the climate data from Environment Canada, it looks like we may have received over … Continued

High Level Fire

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High Level was evacuated on Monday when the Chuckegg Creek Wildfire – at the time more than 69,000 hectares – burned close to the town. Residents were advised that recommended routes were Hwy 58 East and 88 South. Emergency services … Continued

Tomatoes Seedlings

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My tomatoe seedlings … I’d love to plant them outside but the average date for the last spring frost in this area is May 28. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac I should plant them Jun 4-25. I must be … Continued

Waiting for Spring

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Spring is late and cool this year. We are still waiting for leaves to bud. Crossing our fingers, as the forecast is for more seasonal temperatures later this week.