Something strange happens in Québec on long weekends… things close. Like really CLOSE. Grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, Walmart, Superstore, Rona, Home Depot… all of them closed.
Ironically, the only thing that’s allowed to be open is bookstores…!?? Yep. Bookstores. So, today we went to the bookstore and La Niña loaded up on books instead of buying shoes, which she needs for school tomorrow.
It looks like she’ll be wearing my shoes tomorrow.
So, the rest of the day was spent at home and not running errands because we can’t. That means I could do something like tackle the really overgrown garden by the driveway. No one has touched this thing since we bought the house… and the neighbours keep hinting that we should clean it up.
Here is the large collection of dead flowers, grass, dandelions, and weeds.
Here is the slimmer version containing flowers that bees really like and some bush things.
I cleared two bags worth of garden debris from the neglected garden, the driveway, and the porch. There are many other gardens to clean up but they don’t look quite so bad.
The way garden recycling works in Montreal is a truck drives around the communities on Tuesday (I think) and picks up the paper bags full of garden scraps. I don’t know what happens to this waste after it is picked up (could be composted).
There are all kinds of rules and people take their garden scraps very seriously. I’m not sure if there’s something produced on the other side… like a bag of compost.