Welcome to my blog. Here I have tried to capture the adventures of our little family and the trials and tribulations of our never ending garden project(s). Take a look around and leave a comment if you wish. Thanks for stopping by. Jer.


Daylily 'Tigger'

'Worplesdon' Sweet Gum

Well the free Pine Tree experiment failed horribly so I went out and found something to replace it. I was looking for a Sentry Ginkgo but had this one as an alternate and I really liked the leaf when I saw it up close; kind of Japanese Maple like and it should get great fall colour...stay tuned.

New Deck

My Dad and I build a deck at our place this weekend...despite a few setbacks at first it turned out great. Couldn't have done it without him. Now I just need to plant a garden all around it...WOO HOO!


The big picture

Front yard

If the Thames turns to blood, I'm outta here...

...well the frog plague continues, these little guys are everywhere!


My favourite corner

This is my favourite part of the new front yard - right by the front door. Clockwise from top is: Vanderwolf Limber Pine, Miscanthus Sarabande, 'Abiqua Moonbeam' Hosta, Japanese Forest Grass 'Beni Kaze' and 'Inabe Shidare' Japanese Maple.


Garden visitor

We have lots of little toads (frogs?) in our garden lately. This one was the smallest yet...a big hit with the kids.