September 12, 2023
For your viewing pleasure.
"Generally, gladioli represent strength of character, faithfulness, moral integrity, and remembrance. Gladioli are actually the traditional 40th-anniversary flower and the birth flower for the month of August!" (Shamelessly copied from the internet)
The marigolds encircling the onion bed have sure taken off since the onions were harvested. They are so sunny and cheerful, and will keep going until frost, and they can even take a light frost.
"marigolds symbolize purity, auspiciousness, and the divine. Their strong fragrance is believed to ward off negativity and evil spirits. The vibrant colours of marigolds also represent the sun's energy, signifying warmth, passion, and creativity." (ditto)
The tire planter is abloom with beautiful asters, just lucky that the seedlings I put there turned out to be a mixture of colours. It is a long wait for asters to bloom, but so worth the wait.
"Asters symbolize love, wisdom, faith, and colour. (ditto)
So the root cellar build is coming along. It occurred to us that in front of the root cellar's hump would be the perfect place to put a cold frame, as it is south facing. I have been looking around, and had chosen a site, but it was not an optimum location. Hubby has sunk posts, nailed the slabs from the hemlock beams milled for the cellar across the front, will be bracing them, filling in soil behind, and then the cold frame will be sunk in at the front. So that plan is coming together.
Over the past weekend, we headed to an auction sale along the Petawawa river. It happens that the location is just downstream from Garrison Petawawa, and the military were practising air drops with big helicopters with double rotors. (Chinooks??) They flew up the river past the auction site about every 30 minutes, their noise and vibration drowning out the auctioneer. It was very cool to watch them. On some passes, they were so low that one could look into the aircraft as they zoomed past.