It has been a wild ride these last few weeks. Raising seedlings, getting them all planted and off to a great start relies on the cooperation of the weather. The cold, then scorching heat delayed things a bit but then on the day of my seedling sale Ottawa was hit by a massive damaging storm.
Thanks to everyone who came and safely picked up their seedlings before the storm hit. It was a mad dash to get things under cover in time. Lots of trees come down in our neighbourhood but we were fortunate and only lost a large branch, our gazebo roof and our power was out for 8 days.
All of the stress is soon forgotten though when the flowers start blooming! After the early spring bulbs comes the first of the perennial flowers.
These are a few things doing their best right now.
Filling your garden with these reliable perennial bloomers is a good way to start off the season while you wait for the annuals to start flowering.
And adding some flowering shrubs and interesting foliage is useful too. This is a weigela bush that was in the garden when we arrived. I love it’s dark leaves and vibrant pink flowers!
How To Find My Fresh Flowers
Starting on Saturday June 18th you will be able to find my flowers at the Ottawa Organic Farmers Market at the Riverside Church property at 3191 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. That is close to Riverside and Walkley and right in my home and garden area.
My Market Dates So Far
- June 18
- July 2
- August 6
- September 3
- October 1
I may also add more dates to these later. I am looking forward to joining these passionate organic farmers at this long running Market. It’s amazing that it has been around for over 30 years now!
If you are wondering what I will have available at the Markets or how to get my flowers at other times then stay tuned for the next blog post where I’ll share more details.
Watch for PART 2 coming soon!