Re: [gardeners] update (
Sat, 24 Aug 2002 20:48:32 -0400

Just back from Nova Scotia  where we escaped from moving for about a 
week.  Dug up some wild roses at the farm to bring back to Ontario,,,we'll 
see how they do.  I think very well.  They smell wonderful.  The LOL who 
owned the house we bought had roses, but none of them are fragrant.  I have 
yanked them out of one bed, and will replant with smelly ones.  I am having a 
good time furnishing my garden.  Bought lobelia, white phlox, autumn joy 
sedum and 4 hardy tea roses.  I brought from my old house shasta daisies, 
russian sage, blue salvia, rugosa alba roses, some gallicas, achillea or 
miniature yarrow, hostas, brown-eyed susans and so on.  I am trying to order 
plants from Richter's, Pickering, Gardenimport and Vesey's but keep 
changing my mind, or rather, I am trying to get my rose order down to 20 not 
30 plants.  I can't imagine I'll have time to plant all of them.  The herbs from 
Richter's are easier to plant, ditto bulbs from Vesey's and Gardenimport.  
Vesey's seems to have gotten very expensive....even more than 
Gardenimport.  Anyone know a reasonable bulb supplier in Canada????

It was blissfully cool down east and not so very bad when we got back home. 
 This has been a brutally hot and humid summer.  I am happy to see fall