Right away, you can tell that two avid gardeners live here.
These gloves don’t stay idle for long.
Gail and Sam have lived in their home in a city east of Toronto for 25 years.
Theirs is a mature, complex garden that is tended conscientiously every day. It has trees, vines, ponds, statuary, gazebos, and plants that grow in the ground and in a multitude of containers.
Of course, a gardener’s work is never done. If you’re a gardener, you’ll relate to this moment:
The camera comes out and Gail spies a weed — way, way at the back of the garden.
“Wait!” she says. “Let me remove that weed!” As she pulls one, she finds one more. And one more.
A Canadian who was born and raised in Jamaica, Gail has fond memories of the island.
This garden helps her to keep connected to it.
“We come out here…
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19 thoughts on “In the Garden with Gail and Sam”
Beautiful and lush lookings gardens. Thanks for sharing them Cynthia.
To garden joys and weeding! 🙂
I know how it is spotting that one weed…just a second.
Gorgeous garden. I always envy those who’s climate lets them enjoy an outdoor room in the summer
Love the mix of stone and lush green foliage.
Such pretty gardens. I loved the ferns.
In such a short summer, compared to us, there is such green beauty.
Hope to see a post of gardens in winter. Must be beautiful in the snow.
Sending our best.
A quiet place and nice garden. It’s a good way to be a gardener
I always like visiting other gardens, thanks for the invite, Cynthia! I’ve been looking for the 2nd part of your post on South Africa – have you written it already or do I have to be patient? Have a nice weekend 🙂
Here it is, Annette:
A lovely tranquil garden!
BEAUTIFUL! You are surrounded by some amazing people and gardens:-) You must never be bored or void of beauty!
That is so beautiful, so luscious, clearly the work of devoted gardeners! thank you for sharing, xo Johanna
Gardens have a way of keeping us connected to whatever it is we love most.
So well said. Funny, I was just on your site, re-reading your July newsletter, (not nagging you for the August one — yet!!) and I once again thought your descriptions of the weather and the rain so beautiful. Gee whiz, you must be a singer-songwriter or something. (big smile)
Thank you! 🙂 I have to blame my 10th grade teacher and his creative writing class. As hard as he was on us, he instilled a love for the written word. I never thought he liked me, but on the last day after the final exam he said I was his only bright and shining star. That shocked me, as I thought he was prejudiced against students who were in the agricultural program, although college bound. I hope I will live to do justice to his faith in me. I have never forgotten him.
Well, Kiddo, I’d say you already are. Your writing is beautiful. I remember reading a few of your posts and thinking: “Now why didn’t I think to describe a scene/event/image like that?”
You just have to keep writing, Lavinia.
You certainly have a beautiful garden! It looks like you also have a good feel about arranging things and making the entire place look attractive! It is an advantage to have and take care about such garden!
I have great plants, but since it’s not my place, I don’t care really about the garden. I didn’t see you on Facebook recently, but I have plenty of beautiful and really inexpensive art pieces for sale this and next Sat and Sun, downtown Whitby. You are a person who appreciates beauty, so I thought I just let you know.
Not my garden, Inese, but I agree: Gail and Sam’s garden is lovely!
Thanks for letting me know about your art sale. If possible, we will visit and I will do my best to promote it. What times on Saturdays and Sundays?
I’ve also tweeted your art classes, and posted on Facebook.