A little change of pace today. I've been blogging on some pretty intense topics, so today I've got something light-hearted and, I hope, fun. Sit back, have some tea, and snoop around my back garden. First of all, meet Willow, who shades almost half the yard. I shot a quick video standing underneath Willow today: … Continue reading Our Back Garden: What Should We Do?
As the leaves begin to fall and cooler temperatures descend, I find myself feeling a bit of melancholy. I will miss my garden and all the benefits it provides. One of the true joys of the past few months was watching all the birds raise their families in and around our yard. I have been … Continue reading Memories of the Birds of Summer as it Fades
As summer winds down quickly here in Alberta, there are a number of garden tasks demanding my attention. There are perennials to divide, root vegetables to harvest and plants to relocate. These are all messy jobs that involve getting my hands dirty. I used to be quite a germaphobe: antibacterial soap, alcohol hand sanitizer, and bleach … Continue reading Playing in the Dirt and Eating It?
I love filling the garden with colour but I have some very mixed feelings about how pretentious gardening is becoming. I love the beautiful, professionally designed flower baskets and pots. The convenience and exotic varieties are appealing, but the price is usually ridiculous. People can now order custom designed hanging baskets which seem to start … Continue reading The Case for DIY Baskets and Pots