Reuse, Recycle, Re-invent

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Earth Day should be every day, so why not reuse, recycle and re-invent new ways to pot up your plants this year.  It’s time to think outside the pot.

April in the Garden

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The weather has finally been nice for more than a day and we have been taking advantage and working in the garden.  The first big job we tackled was to get the plant tables into their new home.  They were in 3 different locations last year and by the time we got around to thinking…

A Week in Winter

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Maeve Binchy is the author of A Week in Winter which is set in Stoneybridge on the west coast of Ireland.  The story is set around the Stone House which was originally owned by the Sheedy sisters.  Just one of the three sisters, Miss Quennie, remains and she sells the house to Geraldine, better known…

N for Ninebark

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Ninebark or Physocarpus  are deciduous shrubs that are easy to grow.  There are several varieties, diablo and  summer wine being two of them.  This native shrub prefers full sun to part shade and  grows in the wild from east coast to Manitoba.  Most shrubs are purchased from garden centres.

The Kestrel and His Prey

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I’ve been lucky lately in capturing two different birds of prey through my lens in the garden.  The first was a hawk having a friendly chat with a starling in the back tree.  Then a few days later I spied a different bird of prey landing on the hydro pole across the road.  These photos were taken…

Getting as Close as You Can

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The macro setting on cameras is one of my favourites as it allows you to get as close as you can to your subject and see all the fine details.  The Christmas cactus, in pink, white and red,  has been blooming for the past week or so.

It’s All Starting

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 After the long hard winter the garden is waking up.  I didn’t think I would be doing any garden review posts yet, but all of a sudden the weather has improved and I’ve been out puttering around the garden doing bits and pieces.   We’ve been taking advantage of some nice days and working outside….

Death of a Gossip

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It’s time to mention another favourite mystery series … Hamish Macbeth by M. C. Beaton.  Set in Lochdubh, Scotland, the local policeman sets out to solve crime.  This was the first book in the series and was not available at our local library, but it has recently been re-released.  There are about twenty eight books…