2016 Highlights

2016 was our fifth gardening season at Tower Hill.  Winter seemed like it would never end but we started our season at the end of April as usual.

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We were disappointed by some vandalism over the winter to the Ranger Cabin as well as to the rocks surrounding the base of the Tower.

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It was a cold grey day, but  the daffodils and primroses were blooming.

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Before long the grass was green and spring was in full bloom.

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The end of May brought the early irises and lilacs.

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We learned in early May that our application for funding by TD Friends of the Environment had been approved and so we ordered plants and got to work.

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We hosted another Garden Days event in late June.

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Summer brought heat and drought and many hours of watering.

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But there were flowers everywhere … our best season yet!

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We went on our annual Muskoka Garden Centre crawl in early September.

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But made sure we had time to clean the flagstone path for a wedding,

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That took place at the sundial and was almost rained out!

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By fall the grass was green again and as the flowers faded, we barely noticed.

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And we declared the gardening season over on a beautiful day in late October.

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We got together a month later for our Annual Potluck,

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and then officially closed the year with our Winter Solstice on Tower Hill Celebration.  There was no snow the day we decorated, but a week or so later there was a dusting of snow.

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and by the 18th, we were buried and just about froze as we gathered round the fire at sunset.

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Now we wait patiently for our chance to get over there and take down the decorations!

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