Gardening ends with November’s chilly chores, but right away, spring dreams are kindled, by the arrival of the first seed catalogues, about a day later...
...a backyards go...
Red Daylilies with Purple Sedum
Lilacs Ready to Open
Canna Lily with Hummingbird
Aug 12/08
Peonies in Full Flower
Garlic Drying Indoors
with Emerging Peonies & Poppies
Cannas & Glads
Oriental Poppies & Irises
Zinnia-Splattered Canvas
Naughton Golden Sunset
Sept 8/07
Miscanthus Grass
Naughton Evening Sky
Sept 8/07
Carlos Queen Apples
Sept 17/07
Sunflower, Close-up
Clematis, East-most, Sept 8/07
Carrots, Sept 10/07
Parsnip, 25.5 in, Nov 20/07
Thermometer, 6 am, Jan 14/09
Snowbanks Recede
March 22/09
Backyard Begins to Shake Off Winter, April 25/09
April 25/09
Snow on Tulips, May 8, 2010
Some Fruit Trees Arrive
May 1/09
Early Gold Pear
Blossom Buds, May 6/09
Early Gold Pear
Blossoming, May 20/09
Red Sparkle Apple Blossom Buds, May 11/09
Glorious Tulip
May 20/09
Norkent Apple Blossoms
May 26/09
Cedar Waxwing Eating Apple Blossoms, June 11/09
Red Sparkle Apples, Post Blossom, June 18/09
Poppies, Lupins, Peonies, Irises, June 18/09
Thimbleberry Rare Bloom
‘Rose’ with a ‘Maple’ Leaf
Coral Lupins
June 18/09
Bees Visit Oriental Poppy
June 21/09
Dill 2008 Pumpkin,
Transplanted May 19/09
Truckload of Pumpkins
to Market, Fall/05
Pumpkin & Friends,
Naughton, ON, October, 2002
Growing Giant Pumpkins
(PodCast, runs 3 min 27 s)
- CBC Radio interview as Markus Schwabe visits Ron’s garden and orchard on September 19, 2011. 
The topic this time was growing giant pumpkins!!Ron's garden_files/Growing%20Giant%20Pumpkins.mp3shapeimage_2_link_0
Time flies like an arrow!

Fruit flies like a tomato....

- Groucho Marks (paraphrased)
“There is nothing that is comparable to it,
as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.”
Alice B. Toklas
And the seasons they go 'round and 'round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round...
- Joni Mitchell