It’s amazing just how fast “summer” comes to Quebec. Temperatures in the high 20s and more than somewhat humid is causing plants to go mad everywhere. J is planting out dahlias in the back garden at the moment while at the front of the house this gorgeous iris just unfurled.

On the downside, our planted in 2002 and now huge and lovely pagoda dogwood has suddenly succumbed to golden canker (caused by the fungus Cryptodiaporthe corni) and has had to be sent to the chipper. It leaves a bit of a hole and denies our bids one of their favourite perches. Such is gardening.

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