Common Ground – December 2019

“…after summer evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold…”  Shakespeare It was definitely feeling very barren winter here in the valley in November. Like many people I was caught out by the early snow and cold. I managed to plant garlic and the last of the bulbs before… Continue reading

Pumpkin Fest 2019 🎃

The crowds poured into the Veggie Patch to get a taste of country last month at the Pumpkin Fest which featured gator rides and a petting zoo where Daphne the Alpaca enjoyed the attention. Cody and Kelsie were thrilled with the turnout and would like to extend a massive thank-you… Continue reading

Put Away Your Hose- Garden Club Presentation to Discuss Xeriscaping

Be sure to mark the November 6th meeting of the Millbrook & Area Garden Club on your calendar. We are fortunate to have Jeff Mason of Mason House Gardens as the guest speaker on the topic “Xeriscape Gardening – The Dry Garden”, gardening that requires no watering regardless of how… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday October 27

Who knew there were more than 1,500 different varieties of eggplants?  At least three kinds were on offer at last Sunday’s market – the large Black Beauty, an elongated Asian/Japanese type and a white fleshed Caspar.  It’s interesting to see all of the unique and unusual produce being grown by… Continue reading

Next Farmers’ Market Sunday September 22

It was a perfect summer day at last Sunday’s Farmers’ Market.  The Old Millbrook School parking lot was a sea of colour.  Tables were laden with fresh fruits and vegetables, including cartons of just picked corn.  Various hues of honey jars and maple syrup sparkled in the sun, as did… Continue reading