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Seedy or Potty?

September 17th, 2017

    September has arrived with cooler mornings and evenings as summer winds down for the last 20 or so days.  It’s that time in the garden when gardeners go potty or seedy! The pots of plants are coming ...

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Fluttering Wings

a swallowtail butterfly at craftygardener.ca

September 8th, 2017

Butterflies are delicate critters that flit from flower to flower in the garden.  Capturing them with the camera can be a challenge. The black swallowtail was seen in the spring when the lilacs were in bloom. The tiger ...

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Stacked Squares Scarf

the stacked squares scarf at craftygardener.ca

September 4th, 2017

  I recently tested a pattern for Amy of lovemademyhome.  It was a great little pattern to crochet and consisted of two rows, so once you remembered that you could crochet away while watching tv and not have to keep...

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Good, Bad and Ugly

monarch butterfly caterpillar at craftygardener.ca

August 31st, 2017

  Caterpillar refers to the larval stage of a moth or butterfly or Lepidoptera.  The word is Latin in origin and means hairy cat.  During the year we see different caterpillars in the garden. The good, the bad and t...

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Sightings Down by the Bay

photographing the swans by the Bay of Quinte by craftygardener.ca

August 24th, 2017

  The bird sightings continue on our walks down by the bay.  Last week we spotted the lesser yellowlegs.  Here is another photo of one of them stretching its wing and balancing on one leg. A couple of days later we...

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A Busy August

repainting the sign post at craftygardener.ca

August 22nd, 2017

  On a really humid and muggy day when we are having thunder storms and heavy rain pass through I’m taking some time to share some August activities.  It’s been a busy month of day trips, reading, croche...

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Down by the Bay

lesser yellowlegs by the Bay of Quinte spotted by craftygardener.ca

August 19th, 2017

  While walking down by the bay we spotted a pair of lesser yellowlegs shorebirds.  These were most likely migrant birds passing through.  We had seen the greater yellowlegs while in British Columbia last year. The...

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National Granny Square Day

first granny square blanket at craftygardener.ca

August 15th, 2017

  August 15 is national granny square day.  This is the very first pattern I learned to crochet and I’ve used it in many, many oatterns. In honour of granny square day I’m sharing some of my favourite it...

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