Saturday, October 4, 2008

Backe backe Kuchen..feiner Apfelkuchen - German Apple Cake

Backe, backe, Kuchen
Der Bäcker hat gerufen!
Wer will guten Kuchen backen
Der muß haben sieben Sachen:
Eier und Schmalz
Butter und Salz
Milch und Mehl
Safran macht den Kuchen gehl!
Schieb, schieb in´n Ofen ´nein.
-und ein paar Äpfel:)

Very Fine German Apple Cake recipe in english can be found here:

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

400th post and more to come..

Gardeners , like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute.
What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us.
But there is a second way of seeing.
Seeing with the eye of memory,
not the eye of our anatomy,
calls up days and seasons past and years gone by. -

(Allen Lacy, The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 16)

Guildwood Gardens - Autumn impressions.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Edwards Garden and Toronto Botanical Garden

Last week I visited Edwards Garden and the Toronto Botanical Gardens.

The garden is located about 20km west of Guildwood Village.

Adjacent to Edwards Gardens is Toronto Botanical Garden, a series of 12 contemporary themed gardens spanning nearly four acres. These unique green spaces are designed for Torontonians and visitors to enjoy and engage in the splendour of nature, while learning practical applications for their own gardens. The gardens reflect the scale of a typical urban setting, making it easy for visitors to translate the ideas presented into their own gardens. Come and walk through Edwards Gardens and discover the history behind this beautiful Toronto Park.

"Even if something is left undone,
everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
- Elizabeth Lawrence

This rock is too big for my pockets :)

Autumn has arrived with beautiful flowerbeds...

One of my favourite plants still in bloom Hardy Hibiscus "Pinot Grigio" (white).

Edwards garden...Historical Tours:
Over 150 years ago this was the home and location of a mill owned by William Milne.
The property passed through several hands until bought in 1944 by Rupert E. Edwards
who turned the 27 acres into his summer place.
In 1955 he sold it to the city and it became "Edwards Gardens" a park for everyone to enjoy
Eco/Nature Tours:
This tour is designed for those interested in the environment and
how to ensure we have clean rivers and lands for the future.
It covers sections of Edwards Gardens including the valley,
the creek, the arboretum and the river regeneration area.