Friday, March 21, 2008

garden notes to self

  • Upper Canada Seeds specializes in organically grown heirloom tomatoes mmmm, offering 237 varieties of seeds in their 2008 catalog.
  • North America Native Plant Society's seed exchange program, and their great resources for native plant gardening within their publications page.

The Ritchers catalog has been under my desk at work for weeks.
Online they have some info sheets that I should remember to refer to in the future.

Books I wish I owned:

von Baeyer, Edwinna. Rhetoric and Roses: A History of Canadian Gardening 1900-1930. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1984. (635.09 V57)

Gray, Charlotte. Sisters in the Wilderness: the Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Trail. Toronto ON: Penguin, 1999. (920 G67)

Martin, Carol. A History of Canadian Gardening. Toronto ON: McArthur & Co., 2000. (635.09 M14)

von Baeyer, Edwinna, and Pleasance Crawford (eds.) Garden Voices: Two Centuries of Canadian Garden Writing. (820 G14) Toronto: Random House Canada, 1995. Hardback: 334 pp.


shady nook sketch,
21 March 2008

also should be mentioned: browalia and Labrador violets (pictured here), the many hostas, spiderwort, Solomon's seal, lungwort, purple carpet thyme...pots of shady things tucked here and there...

current music:
Conductor: Marin Alsop, Percussion: Colin Currie

Rapture - Percussion Concerto

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