Remember when, in the early 2000s, “extreme” became the lazy marketer’s solution to naming new products and we were suddenly bombarded with extreme fruit juices, extreme razors and even extreme shower heads? Tack the word “extreme” onto any lame product and suddenly – it’s cool! That’s how I’m feeling about LED technology these days. Yes, […]
Archives for December 2005
1. I will be patient. I will get to know my new plot of land1 before rushing to fill it with trend-of-the-minute plants. Please note, however, that I do not have the ability to wait for a full year, as some garden authorities recommend, to note sun exposure. I know my limitations. 2. I will […]
Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to all my friends in the blogosphere. Wishing you the best and brightest for you and your gardens in 2006.
Since, on this Friday before the Chrismmukah weekend, no one seems to be doing any work anyway, I thought I’d pass on this slightly-amusing celebrity “Gardening Gift Guide” by Wes Porter of Canada Free Press. Pamela Anderson The temptation to offer a perfect pair of Mammilaria cactus was almost overwhelming until the Weekly World News […]
I’ll just say it right off the bat: I love moss. I’ve always loved it. When I was a kid, there was a clearing in the forest I lived next to, and in the centre was a stone absolutely thick with the most beautiful emerald-green moss. I was convinced (and still secretly believe) that faeries […]
Heavy Petal readers, meet Instructables. It’s a website devoted to collaborative DIY: participants show (step-by-step!) what they make and how others can make it. The “what” varies widely: from how to make a marshmallow gun to how to sew your own bra to how to divine water. At the moment, I could only find one […]
Like Girl Gone Gardening, I dream of owning a small farm. I’d grow my own organic produce, raise chickens and goats, sell eggs and veggies and bouquets of flowers at a roadside honesty stand, and have way too many cats. Sigh… Tuscan Farm Gardens is one couple’s version of that dream. Their 80 acre family […]