Back to normal finally!!

We’re finally back to our usual 7 degree C weather again!  Still a few bits of snow under the copper beech and the pond is still frozen in the middle (we COULD have skated on it obviously!!). It’s looking like I lost my beloved Prostanthera rotundifolia (Australian mint bush) and a few Grevilleas are looking unhappy. I guess that’s what I get for pushing the zones.  😦

ALmost back to normal here!
Poor Prostanthera  rotundifolia. I’ll definitely find another one…it was glorious this summer. 

Author: joannewesterby

Although I lived in Ontario for 25 years, Vancouver Island has always been home to me. 15 years ago we bought a "little house on the prairie" in Brant County, just outside Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford, Ontario. Over the years, with a lot of sweat, determination, luck, skill, frustration, elation and endurance we turned that 2 acre clay field into an amazing chronicled in Through Leaves. When we recently retired we immediately came back 'home' to the Coast. We have settled in beautiful central Vancouver Island at the edge of Nanaimo on 1/2 acre with a mature shrub garden adjacent to a ravine that winds its way up to Westwood Lake and eventually Mount Benson. Although the garden is mature and is very overgrown, too homogenous for my liking and needs my personal stamp! I am dizzy with the possibilities!!!

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