Big City, Little Homestead

Living rural in the city.

Month: September 2017

A short video prior to a garden session

When I got home from the nursery for the Rewilding garden session, I took this video for you to enjoy:


The results of the Rewilding garden session

I got up early on Saturday morning to make it up to Pepinière Jasmin, where I can always find some native/indigenous plants, even at the end of the planting season. One of the native plant suppliers was Aiglon Indigo.

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Rewilding Events – upcoming this weekend

Hey everyone! I decided that now is the time for us to get together and do a fall-oriented gardening session to prepare the garden for next year, and plant native species!

Six weeks before the frost sets in (traditionally, people consider Canadian Thanksgiving the first-frost date, but it comes later), gardeners can get an early start on the next year’s garden and crops. This time of year is perfect for doing transplants, as roots are not as subject to water and heat stress, and have a chance to establish themselves before the coming winter .

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