Saturday, July 8, 2017

Balcony Garden Hacks

Photos by Suzzycue

My first Morning Glory has finally bloomed. I wait for these delicate beautiful flowers every year to brighten my world on my balcony. I share the seeds with friends and family in the fall. 

Their vines entangle themselves in and out of the balcony railings and I love it :) I get blue,purple, pink and a blue one with a red star in the middle. I also have a small wooden wheelbarrow with a little roof that I plant a spice garden in. I have mint,rosemary, oregano, chives,thyme,and basil. It does very well under the roof because the summer sun could burn the plants off.

The pride and joy of my balcony garden is my topsy turvy. I plant it every year with tomatoes and basil. The basil keeps the bugs off your tomato plants and it seems to work. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Canada Day 150 Birthday Free Day

Stratford on Avon in Ontario Canada

Photo by Suzzycue

Stratford was a roar of excitement for Canada Day. (My hometown). There was free Shows and Music on the new Patio in the Town Square circling the hundred year old City Hall.

The Parade at 7pm featured many bands and floats for over an hour of fun, squirt guns and candy for the kids :) 

Then at dusk the fireworks exploded the sky for over twenty minutes. There were fireworks in  Queens Park with a huge Canadian Flag featured on the grass of the Shakespearean Theatre near the river.

Some smaller towns didn`t have fireworks but instead gave every household a Canadian Flag to fly proudly on their homes.

All in All a Great Proud Celebration of Canada`s 150 birthday :)