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Gadabout Gardener: Opening Day

Opening day in the garden. What a debut for some of these favourites! (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

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Still have some cleaning up to do, but the side yard garden is coming along just fine. Let the sun shine! (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

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Gadabout Gardener: Say Hi! To Hibiscus

Found these charmers at Niagara College’s garden at the corner of First Avenue and Woodlawn. Was hoping there would be clusters or patches in a strip garden outside the Applied Health building but not so this summer. Maybe next? (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

(Gadabout Gardener is a recurring feature on the blog. The focus is on randomly selected or recommended garden spaces in the city. Do any sights or sites come to mind as photo suggestions? Contact Gadabout Gardener at fromareportersnotebook@gmail.com.)

Gadabout Gardener: Raindrops Reign

Raindrops coalesce along strands of a spider web attached to hosta leaves in the sideyard garden, Wednesday morning, July 21. /Photo by Joe Barkovich.

(Gadabout Gardener is a recurring feature on the blog. The focus is on randomly selected or recommended garden spaces in the city. Do any sights or sites come to mind as photo suggestions? Contact Gadabout Gardener at fromareportersnotebook@gmail.com.)

Gadabout Gardener: During The Rain

Couldn’t do any weeding, pruning, deadheading etc., in the garden this morning because of the rain, gentle though it was most of the time. But it didn’t stop me from trying to capture the beauty of rain and raindrops on the good things growing. The rose at the beginning and end of the display, incidentally, is Electron. /Photos by Joe Barkovich.

(Gadabout Gardener is a recurring feature on the blog. The focus is on randomly selected or recommended garden spaces in the city. Do any sights or sites come to mind as photo suggestions? Contact Gadabout Gardener at fromareportersnotebook@gmail.com.)

It’s Back: Gadabout Gardener!

This is Japanese rose, or Japanese kerria, a deciduous shrub. I purchased it from a vendor at Welland farmers’ market several years ago. One garden guide describes Japanese rose as “an old fashioned shrub making a comeback in the garden.” Its rose-like flowers are some of the first blossoms to appear in spring, “wrapping the plant in cheerful yellow flowers.” Japanese rose grows to about 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide. These photos were taken this morning, Tuesday, May 18. I have never seen as many flowers on my Japanese rose as this year! It is in bloom from early May to about July./Photos by Joe Barkovich.

(Gadabout Gardener is a recurring feature on the blog, making its 2021 debut today. The focus is on randomly selected or recommended garden spaces in the city. Do any sights or sites come to mind as photo suggestions? Contact Gadabout Gardener at fromareportersnotebook@gmail.com.)

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Love this garden nook in Welland’s Chippawa Park, one of the prettiest green spaces around and so much to offer. I visit this little getaway every now and then, some days to clear my head, others to soothe my soul. I’ll leave you with it as the last of my Gadabout Gardener series for 2020. God willing, hope to see you again in the spring! Thanks for following. (Gadabout Gardener is a recurring feature on the blog. Photo by Joe Barkovich)