Gardening

Hugelkultur in My Stock Trough Garden

August 17, 2018

I have used hugelkutur in my garden for years with great results. Full disclosure; I had never even heard of hugelkultur until a couple weeks ago when I stumbled across an article about the german method […]

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Fire and Frost

August 16, 2018

Gardening in Canada is challenging enough, what with the ever-present threat of frost. Here in the Peace River Country we have experienced not only frost, but snow, every month of the year. Not every year […]

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On Being More Like My Garden

August 15, 2018

I just realized I can’t wait for spring. And it is August. So much of this year has been about laying out new beds and getting a feel for our new space. I find myself […]

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Stock Trough Gardens

August 14, 2018

It is a bit weird the things I chose to save after moving to the apartment. Like the stock troughs that had been used for watering our horses and sheep. I had thought I might […]

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Borders, Boundaries and Butter Knives

August 13, 2018

Psssst. I have successfully infiltrated the senior duplex/strata side of our fence. Shortly after buying our house we noted the backside of our fence had never been painted in 20 years and was surely considered […]

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Planning a Potager Garden

August 9, 2018

I love to grow flowers but my real passion is the vegetable garden. The taste of homegrown vegetables is incomparable to so much of what you get at the grocery store. I love being able […]

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Manure Happens…And it’s Wonderful!

August 5, 2018

So about 5 pm last evening a truck pulled into our culdesac and dumped a load of manure right on our front lawn! I make it sound like a bad thing. Like an act of […]

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Morning Wildlife

August 4, 2018

I think I enjoy wildlife encounters as much as, if not more, than gardening. While working outside you never know what you are going to see; birds, butterflies, bees, frogs…our world is such a beautiful […]