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My Backyard Has Gone To The Birds

August 17, 2018

I have been wildlife gardening in my backyard without even know it. The definition of wildlife gardening according to Wikipedia – “A wildlife garden is an environment created by a gardener that serves as a sustainable haven for surrounding wildlife.” It goes on to say: Building a successful garden suitable for local wildlife is best accomplished […]

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What Does One Do With 42 Pounds Of Zucchini?

August 15, 2018

Talk about an excess of zucchini! What does one do with 42 pounds of it? Short of trying to give it away to everyone I know and a stranger I met on the street, I was still left with 42 lbs. My zucchinis have been prolific this year and I had planted 3 plus a patty pan […]

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Two Must Have Flowers To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard

August 8, 2018

This year I have found two must have flowers to attract hummingbirds to your yard. That’s not to say that other flowers won’t do the same thing, but from my past experiences, these 2 flowers top the list. The first one I found at a flower centre this year and thought it would be some nice […]

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Garden Explosion

July 20, 2018

It appears that come July there is a garden explosion! In June I was lamenting the state of the garden thinking that I’d planted too little, too late and not enough in between. Whereas in fact, I seem to have planted too much, too close and just at the right time. In July the garden […]

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The Largest Spruce Tree In Canada

June 27, 2018

I live close to the largest spruce tree in Canada. And for me, this is a treat as trees are my favourite people. Actually, I live within a 90-minute drive of the largest spruce tree in Canada as well as the world’s largest Douglas Fir tree (Red Creek Fir) and the gnarliest tree in Canada. In […]

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Is There Any Privacy Left?

June 25, 2018

Is there any privacy left in the world? I’m beginning to wonder! Living in a small town with 3 traffic lights you tend not to think about big brother watching you. Now I know in all our major cities there are cameras on the traffic lights, banks, arena’s and public venues have cameras but there are so many more that one doesn’t […]

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Every Garden Needs Beer Cans And Bridal Veils

June 16, 2018

From my experience, every garden needs beer cans and bridal veils and I never knew it until this year. In all the years that I’ve had a garden, you would have thought that I would have tried most of the tips and tricks out there, but as in my last post (read here) there is […]

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Best Pinterest Gardening Tip

June 8, 2018

All of us have favourite tips that we’ve found depending on our needs and what I’m going to share with you is the best Pinterest gardening tip that I have found. Now there are lots of gardening tips on Pinterest and it’s a wonderful site for getting ideas. If you go to Pinterest and type […]

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How Much Would It Cost To Start A Garden?

May 8, 2018

The other day I was in Lee Valley fawning over all their gardening tools a thought came to my mind… “How much would it cost to start a garden?” Now first, if you have never been to Lee Valley you don’t know what you are missing. They have the coolest stuff and tools and I […]

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Experiencing Mindfulness

May 3, 2018

Experiencing mindfulness is not just about learning a technique or the flavour of the day. True mindfulness is being aware… being present in every moment of every day. There are people that teach mindfulness online, hold workshops, and/or write books about it. Then there are others that spend their whole lives searching, exploring and living […]

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