A late start
I am appalled when I see the floods in Manitoba. I grew up about 18 miles from Portage la Prairie, and the land description of the farm site was section 19, township 10, range 8. That area is now in the flooded area.
I heard a comment recently that I found humourous. This fellow mentioned that in 2010, farmers were praying for rain. Their prayers were answered, just a year late.
Due to the late season, some of the flower shows may not have as many entries as we would like.
One of the shrubs we normally see in bloom early in May is the flowering plum, although it is about 15 days later than usual.
I checked the Hospice House rose garden recently and there is no sign of flower buds. There won’t be any roses in bloom until June 10, a good 10 days later than usual.
Okanagan Gardens and Roses held their annual planter and basket night recently at one of the large garden centres. There were a lot of great choices of plant species to choose from. A good number of our club members showed up and were very pleased with the outing.
Our flower show is June 11 in the Village Green Centre. Our next meeting is June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Schubert Centre. Visitors are always welcome.
Fred Lyall is The Morning Star's longtime gardening columnist.