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.


Enjoying the weekend

What a beautiful start to the weekend. Although, it is supposed to storm pretty good tonight. Ben, Olivia and Isaac spent all day out in the back; Isaac especially loves running around out there, but there is always time for a cookie!


New additions

The good weather the weekend got the garden juices flowing again. We took a trip to Whistling Gardens and picked up a few things. The owner is a great guy and when he is done his setup is going to be amazing. He has a lot of rare and hard to find conifers and japanese maples. We picked up Acer Palmatum 'Purple Ghost', Acer Palmatum 'Aka Kawa Hime' (dwarf Coral bark) and a young Weeping Norway Spruce.
They are all young specimens, but should grow pretty quickly from what I read.

Acer Palmatum 'Aka Kawa Hime'

Acer Palmatum 'Purple Ghost'

Picea Abies 'Pendula'


Goshiki Kotohime

On the way thru Niagara on the Lake to visit my folks on the weekend, we stopped at a nursery that I have been wanting to get to for a while. It is called Mori Gardens and it is one of the best that I have been to. They have a great selection of Japanese Maples and other rare plants.
I was on a limited budget and could only go with one this time, so I chose a small Goshiki Kotohime Japanese Maple. Should get about 4 ft x 4 ft and has some nice spring colouring on the leaves.
Definitely have to make it a routine to stop here on the way thru.