My Life is really in the Garden

Enjoying and sharing the daily discoveries of the beautiful nature that surrounds me in my lovely garden and everywhere else!

Happy Canada Day!!

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On this most wonderful day, a Sunday …we are all celebrating Canada Day.

Weather here has been a mixed bag .. at times overcast and then the sun will break out.

Lots of activities going on .. something for everyone .. from parades to car shows .. fireworks .. you name it.

Many people are wearing Maple Leaf designs on flags, hats, clothing … nice to see the colourful red and white everywhere.

And two days without gardening for me … I feel the pain.   On Friday I spent most of the day outside .. finally planted some sweet peas … dug up two garlic plants … sadly, the bulbs weren’t very big .. so am hoping that the rest of them are larger.  Fingers crossed.

I spread the remaining seaweed mixture around the  yard.

Already, I am planning the shape changes for the garden for next year.  So much fun to play around with that. 

There are still a number of perennials to be planted … these will get planted next week, for sure.  I’ve been looking through some gardening books .. more ideas!

I’ve used pvc hoops (pvc lengths joined together, painted green) … shaped into aerial arches .. by sinking in lengths of rebar, then positioning one pvc end onto one and then placing the other pvc end on a 2nd rebar.  Makes a great inexpensive hoop.  Then I’ve placed screw along the sides .. and then strung up a plastic netting between the 2 sides of the pvc, wrapping the netting ends firmly onto the screws.  Works great .. peas, sweet peas and other climbing plants grow straight up.

So I have snap peas growing on the back arch and on Friday, I planted sweet peas on another.  Should be quite pretty in another month.

Started more seeds, orach, luffa (what the heck, the hot season is late) and a few other types.  Watered with EM .  Hope to plant them soon, when they sprout.

Yesterday we visited Stamp River  Falls.  We’ve flown over this area many times, but never .. until yesterday .. did we realize the mighty power of the falls.  Turns out that this year is phenomenal for sockeye Salmon!  They are so thick in the water that you could literally walk across the water on them!

Looking at the information on the fish ladder I am so humbled by the drive that takes these fish on the journey upriver to their spawning location.

These waters are white water rapids … the noise of the billowing rushing body of water thunders into the air.  The massive energy and power of this force of nature is simply overwhelming.  How puny are the acts of humans .. when compared to the power of the earth.

We knelt down on the cement, to watch through the metal guards of the fish ladder … saw the salmon fly into the air, against the powerful forces of the water.

Walked along to a lookout, saw the crowds of salmon milling about .. waiting their turn to enter the fish ladder.  Again saw the powerful leaps of the salmon fighting against the strong current of the river, to proceed, bit by bit up the river.  

Felt the strong pull of nature, ever powerful .. effortlessly regal and pure …. beautiful to see such true honest energy. 

Photos to follow!

Enjoy Canada Day .. cause I am!

Author: thedogwalkinggardener

I love dogs and currently do not have any, so I am a dog-mommy when I can be. Gardening is my passion. I've always loved birds and I'm learning a bit at a time from all the Birders that I meet. Swan Lake is my second home! .

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