gabriola garden

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our Spring Garden Gets Some Sun!

After taking a beating from the cold temperatures and torrential rain (not to mention the occasional pea-sized hail), finally Sara's spring garden is getting some well deserved sunshine!

With major floods in Manitoba and wildfires in Alberta destroying entire towns, we have nothing to really complain about here on Canada's West Coast.

Sara's tulips have grown to gigantic size since the last set of pictures, and we always attribute such large plants and flowers to using 100% organic Iguana Juice, both Grow and Bloom.

I noticed a rosebud infested with a parasite, so we'll have to do some spraying with Bud Factor X on the weekend.

The heart-shaped tiny pink flowers that grow in a string (Sara's away, so I can't ask her its name) are truly precious and add a great deal to the ambience of the garden.

When Sara returns at the end of the month, it will be time to plant our vegetable garden! Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tulips Love Organic Nutrients

Well, we have four more years of Harper, but at least the Green Party got a seat in Parliament, so the interests of gardeners everywhere will be voiced frequently, we hope. Spring is my favorite time of year, when the life force of Nature surges forth in every bud and bloom.

I also have a fondness for Jack Layton and I am glad that he did really, really well in the election. I am tired of shouldering the costs of social programs while huge corporations are not only given tax reducti0ns but in many cases, subsidies as well.

The crocuses are gone, but some beautiful daffodils are still in bloom and the newcomers, the exquisite tulip varieties are bursting forth everywhere. At one time, these flowers were worth their weight in gold! During the tulip mania in 17th century Europe, a single bulb would fetch as much as a tradesman made in ten years of hard work. The bubble burst, and prices plummeted.

Some blue hyacinths still remain in Sara's garden and some different perennial flowers are beginning to make their appearance. The roses have all sprouted fresh leaves and the poppies are going through their vegetative growth. Everything seems to be a month behind last year, when we had a very warm spring.

We continue to feed our plants 100% organic Iguana Juice, as well as some supplements, such as Humic Acid and Fulvic Acid. These ingredients create a very fertile soil which will guarantee a bountiful supply of flowers, as well as vegetables in the back of the house.

I hope you enjoy my photographs of Sara's magnificent blooms and that you'll come back to this blog again and again to check out the progress of our organic Gabriola Garden.

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