Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Autumn Equinox 2013

harvest season is upon us at the garden city homestead, and it's colourful.


Friday, September 13, 2013

the majestic sunflower

i'm in love with our sunflowers.. we were so happy that we got to see the first one open to greet us the morning that we left for nova scotia, and greeted by all of their smiling faces when we arrived home. we will certainly do more sunflowers next year! they are the biggest things we have started from seed, it's so exciting to see something so big come from a tiny little seed. nature is so magical..

the tallest sunflower is well over six feet tall, and we started them quite late in the season.. we plan to do many more next year. they make a great backdrop to block out the view of the industrial complex nearby, and the bees love them! they help to filter out some of the harsh afternoon sun, and hopefully they will make us some tasty snacks as well.. this week is looking like it will warm up again, there has been so sun to be seen all weekend.

next year we will also try a variety of different kinds of sunflowers, some for [edible] seed, and some for decoration [and to attract more bees]. we will use these and other tall varieties of food bearing plants such as corn along our fence line to create our own little private green space in the heart of the city.