Monday, August 8, 2022
NatureMerlin's Hollow, My Favourites in Full Bloom, Irises and...

Merlin’s Hollow, My Favourites in Full Bloom, Irises and Peonies

-

Visiting Merlin’s Hollow English flower garden never fails me. No matter how many times I visit the Tomlinson’s garden, I always stumble upon something new. My latest easy find, a Yellow Crab Spider crawling over a purple Iris. No camouflage here. Perhaps it was an accidental landing as these yellow crab spiders according to Wiki like to hangout mostly on yellow flowers.

Merlin's Hollow

Peonies and Irises were in full bloom on display during this month’s visit at Merlin’s Hollow. They are beautiful and colour rich. The June visit also featured a fragrant garden and thyme lawn. People are constantly coming and going, at least the times I am there. Some just looking and some conversing and asking questions.

In fact, it’s also a place to pick up one or two useful garden tips. “I have not watered these flowers in over 25 years,” David Tomlinson told us.  “It’s simple,” he told us. Yes it is. Every fall flower beds in the garden are covered with the fall leaves. They hold moisture in the soil from winter, through spring and summer, until the next cycle. It really works and it has worked for this beautiful healthy garden for over 25 years.

Most of all it is always a pleasure to reconnect each visit with Dierdre Tomlinson. She guarantees laughs and smiles regardless of whether you are coming or going from the garden. It happens to me every time.

Merlin's Hollow
Merlin's Hollow

My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals – not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration.

Joanna Lumley

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, ON

Latest Blog Posts

From Shining to Shameful – The Continued Loss of the Oak Ridges Moraine

A picture-perfect vista of soft, rolling hills where wild turkey, deer and coyote once roamed has been reduced to...

North East Quadrant of Wellington St & John West Way Development Appealed

At the February 22nd, 2022 Council meeting, Aurora Council UNANIMOUSLY (7-0) voted to refuse a 6-storey, 150 unit residential...

Multi-Million Dollar Artificial Turf Partnership

If someone were to ask me to choose between an artificial and a natural turf field, I would definitely...

Who is Going to Pay for Another Partnership?

After deliberation the $200,000 St. Anne’s park design budget item was conditionally approved by Council. Let’s hope that Council will make a sound decision later on. Total of $4.5M, that’s a lot of money.

Short Boardwalk (Kwik Kopy Trail), Long Story

I should have known that when I was writing a Letter to the Editor of The Auroran that I...

2021-May-25 Aurora Council Meeting – Town Wide Free Wi-Fi Access (Smart City)

Aurora Council Meeting May 25th, 2021 - Motion Town Wide Free Wi-Fi Access Discussion Transcription Motion 9.4 Mayor Mrakas; Re: Town...

Town of Aurora – WARD 1

Living Document: Last Update June 25th, 2022 Ward 1 Municipal Candidates No candidates at this moment. What is Happening in the Ward...

Town of Aurora – WARD 2

Living Document: Last Update June 25th, 2022 Ward 2 Municipal Candidates No candidates at this moment. What is Happening in the Ward...

Town of Aurora – WARD 3

Living Document: Last Update June 25th, 2022 Ward 3 Municipal Candidates No candidates at this moment. What is Happening in the Ward 3 Check...

Town of Aurora – WARD 4

Living Document: Last Update June 25th, 2022 Ward 4 Municipal Candidates No candidates at this moment. What is Happening in the Ward 4 Check...

Town of Aurora – WARD 5

Living Document: Last Update June 25th, 2022 Ward 5 Municipal Candidates No candidates at this moment. What is Happening in the Ward 5 Check...

Town of Aurora – WARD 6

Living Document: Last Update June 25th, 2022 Ward 6 Municipal Candidates No candidates at this moment. What is Happening in the Ward 6 Check...

Archived

Youth Centre at Aurora Family Leisure Complex, Importance & Urgency

The Youth Centre project that involved renovating Aurora Family Leisure...

Aurora Family Day at the Town Park, Arctic Adventure 2015

Arctic Adventure is the Aurora Family Day event celebrated at...

Striving for Simplicity in a Brand Name Town

By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Striving for simplicity in...

Aurora Sports Hall of Fame, Aurora SPORT Exhibit at the SARC

The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) ongoing exhibit...

A Replay of Tennis Beginnings at Hillary House in Aurora

By Erika Mazanik, Aurora Historical Society (AHS). Hillary House...

What Is the Clear Garbage Bag – Comment, January 20, 2015

Michael Suddard commented on our post 'What is the...

You Might Also LikeRELATED
~ happy reading ~