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It’s Already August

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August 1st, 2020

August, where did you come from so quickly? The heatwave of July lasted right through the month and the ground and flowers are parched. Enjoy a peek through ...

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A Pot of Cactus

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July 25th, 2020

We are still having really hot, hot weather and the gardens desperately need a good soaking rain. I keep the veggies watered but just can’t risk using th...

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Hot, Hot, Hot in July

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July 19th, 2020

Wow, we are really having a really hot and humid July so far. It really isn’t good for the garden as even the drought resistant plants are starting to w...

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A Quarter Keeper

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July 18th, 2020

Are you always looking for a quarter to put into the shopping cart to release it? These cute little quarter keepers are quick and easy to make. At the b...

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Four O’clocks

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July 18th, 2020

4 o’clocks or Marvel of Peru or Mirabilis jalapa is an annual plant where I live in Canada.  The blooms of many colours usually open in the late afte...

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Don’t Get Mushy!

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July 10th, 2020

For those that still use bar soap, here is a quick and easy idea to make a soap holder. A soap holder and a bar of homemade soap makes a lovely gift. I ...

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Herb’s Place

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July 2nd, 2020

A new little spot was created in the trellis garden and called Herb’s Place. I don’t know if the mail carrier will drop by with any mail, but there...

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Canada Rocks

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July 1st, 2020

For Canada Day this year I painted some Canadian flag rocks. Some will be hidden when we go for our daycations and of course some will take a prominent place i...

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June in the Garden

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June 30th, 2020

The garden has been wonderful during June. Each garden area has grown, and some have even overgrown. the front gardens The back tree shady garden is doing...

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Enjoying Local

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June 27th, 2020

The easing of restrictions in our area during the covid pandemic has meant we have been able to venture a short way from home, but still within easy driving dis...

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Critters Through My Lens

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June 24th, 2020

The more you look, the more you see. The camera is always ready for action when I’m out in the garden, and I have been rewarded with some wonderful cap...

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Frogs and Toads

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June 19th, 2020

The whimsical frog parking area has grown in size this year. I was lucky to receive a lot of frog ornaments from a Freecycle person and they fit into my garden...

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Felted and Liquid Soap

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June 14th, 2020

With the encouragement to wash your hands all the time and the arrival of gardening season I’m sharing my felted soap and homemade liquid soap. I hate...

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Hello Miss Mosaic

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June 6th, 2020

What do I do with an abundance of raffia? I use it to make hair for the latest member in my Stumpy Family. Here is how I made Miss Mosaic from an old mailbo...

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Three Feathered Friends

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June 4th, 2020

It was a fantastic few days for seeing returning birds in the garden – a grey catbird, a brown thrasher and a blue indigo bunting. The catbird is a...

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Goodbye – Hello

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May 31st, 2020

Goodbye to May, a month of changeable weather from polar vortex cold to lots of rain to stifling heat and humidity. Hello to June – what will you bri...

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G for Grosbeaks

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May 24th, 2020

The rose breasted grosbeaks are visitors to the garden from May to about October.  Both the male and female come to the feeders, snack off berries on the h...

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