the long road boughs of white blossoms light the way Helen Baker North Vancouver, British Columbia This is one of my favourite times of the year; of course, there’s the beauty of the spring garden and the potential it holds, but it’s also a time that makes me feel extra blessed to live in Vancouver […]
Archives for March 2006
Today, I went out without a jacket. This weekend, there’s a work party organized for my Community Garden. This can only mean one thing: Spring is here!
So I bought this raised bed kit from Lee Valley Tools for my roof-top veggie garden. I was hoping that it would look as passable as it does in the above photos, but, when I got it home and assembled it, it looked like I had nicked a curbside recycling bin. In short: it’s ugly. […]
Phew! That didn’t take long. Seeds are a continual source of amazement to me; they’re like little miracle pods. These, from a West Coast Seeds lettuce variety mix, rewarded me in just two days!
I’m happiest in nature. It shouldn’t come as such a surprise to me to realise this. In a world I’ve often struggled to make peace with, I’ve always felt most calm, most content, in the forest or garden. Sometimes, when I work in the garden, it feels like a holy rite. Something sacred. It’s like […]
Chiasso carries a number of items that will interest gardeners with a modern minimalist aesthetic. These botanic vase bookends merge my top two passions: gardening and books, while these aluminum planters would solve my container crisis. And just check out birdie in his swanky pad! Love it.
Spring has definitely sprung here in Vancouver. It was a glorious, sunny weekend, and I finally got started on my garden plans. The first order of business, I decided, was to buy some new containers for the soon-to-be kitchen garden right outside, well, the kitchen. Since this is a highly-visible location (on our front patio) […]
Since 1992, the 14 acres of property located at 41st and Alameda Streets in South Central Los Angeles have been used as a community garden. The City divided the land among 350 families who live in the impoverished community, and those families have used the land to grow crops to feed themselves and their neighbors. […]