Monthly Archives March 2013

Cardinal in Flight

Categories: Birds.

It is always a joy to watch the feeders just after they have been filled.  It seems the birds are waiting in the distance for the noise as the food goes into the feeders.  They appear shortly after the task is complete and provide some wonderful photo opportunities. The female cardinal was enjoying the safflower seed when along came the male, all decked out in his brilliant red, and swooped in to get that tasty seeds as well. I’m sharing these lens friends with I’d Rather B Birdin’, Weekly Top Shot, Best Post of the Week and Wild Bird Wednesday
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Scarlet Runner Beans

Categories: Seeds and Vegetables.

S is for Scarlet runner beans. The scarlet runner beans, Phaseolus coccineus, are a vigorous vine that grows really well up a trellis or a teepee of bamboo poles.  Each vine will grow upwards of 2 meters.  These are popular beans to grow in Britain. A favourite memory of my late uncle (who lived in England)  is going to his house to visit when our girls were young and going out to pick his beans.  He gave me lots of seeds to bring back to Canada and I grew my beans from his seeds.  As I’m a seed saver perhaps some
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The Fence Garden

Categories: Garden areas and The Garden 2013.

I started out with this great idea of taking a photo each month, on and around the 25th of the month, to see how the fence garden looked in a comparison to 2012 and 2013.  I posted about the January comparison and I was looking through the March photos I realized I forgot to post about about February. So now it is time to compare February and March photos from 2012 and 2013. Here is the garden in February 2012 … lots of snow all around. We looked a little worse than last year for February.  In fact the snow
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Storage for Muddy Boots

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

Wondering what to do with your boots after a day of working in the garden, especially on those days in spring when the gardens are squishy and muddy? Don’t just leave them on the deck and have them get wet inside if it rains. Build this stand for your boots and you can leave them outside in gardening season. My husband made this one for me a few years ago and it has been keeping my boots dry since then. I keep it right by the back door so that the boots are easily accessible. A plus is, when the
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