On Saturday, Mom, Dad and I went to see The Gardener at Hot Docs. Mom won tickets online from Not Far From the Tree. The documentary was about a rich, eccentric man named Frank Cabot and his Quatre Vents Garden in Quebec. His garden is extremely beautiful and very creative.
We just started gardening as a family last year. We put in a small berry patch and 3 raised beds for Square Foot Gardening.
This year, we have put in some small fruit trees.
Frank Cabot's goal was to move people with his artistic expression through his garden but our goal with is to fill bellies and warm hearts.
Lots of our shrubs are in blossom now. but according to a book that we are using, "Growing Urban Orchards" by Susan Poizner, we should remove fruit from the trees for the first two years after planting without allowing them to mature so the trees will have time to establish.
Here are some pictures.
Blossoms on our Golden Sentinel Columnar Apple Tree
Little buds on our Golden Prolific Nectarine.
Carmine Jewel Cherry Blossom
Me transplanting Foxgloves to attract pollinators
Young Wellington Black Currants
I think these are buds for blossoms on the Black Lace Elderberry
Pac Choi in the Square Foot Garden
Thyme and Walking Onions
A Tomato plant warm and safe inside a Kozy Coat
If anyone knows what these are, please let us know....
Here are some pictures of our dog. She loves our garden and she loves to dig holes
But, our dog loves Mom even more than digging