Maryam over at My Marrakesh has tagged me with the Nine Weird Things meme. In the Hallowe’en spirit, I’d like to introduce you to: Nine Spoooky Things About Me 1. I’m deaf in one ear. I was born that way. There are pros and cons to this. Cons are things like not following group conversations […]
Archives for October 2006
We had our first frost last night. It hit -3. I guess winter’s come earlier this year, as we normally don’t have a frost until well into November. Sigh… time to break out the tuque.
Power equipment lust
Not only do I have no real use for the Garden Groom Rotary Blade Hedge Trimmer, it also goes against all my basic gardening principles. You know, environmental sensitivity, sustainability – little things like that. I mean, I use a push reel mower – why on earth would I need this? But despite all that, […]
Edible forest gardens
I just learned a new term! (Almost as good as learning a new word, but not quite.) I read about the two-volume Edible Forest Gardens bookset on Treehugger and became intrigued. Checking out the author’s site, I learned that, “edible forest gardening is the art and science of putting [food-bearing or medicinal] plants together in […]
Das fish loft
FishLoft is a free-standing, water-filled acrylic column for your fish pond. Like the fish equivilent of a hamster tunnel, the German-designed FishLoft allows your fish to voluntarily rise above the water level. Looks a little small for our koi, but these goldfish sure are living it up. They’re all like, “Hey Lloyd, fancy seeing you […]
I know I’m not the only gardener who knits (or knitter who gardens, for that matter). If, like me, you’re gearing up for Prime Knitting Season, check out these adorable felted flower kits from Pick Up Sticks. Packaged to look like real bulbs, each kit contains everything you need to create a bouquet – minus […]
It’s Friday and I’m so ready for the weekend. Are you feeling lazy, too? Wanna do some surfing? Check out Free Your Imagination, a blog that tracks newly discovered species. It’s an eye-opening trip that will astound you with our planet’s biodiversity. Happy Friday!
Mobilier à jardiner
In the what-will-they-think-of-next department, Mobilier à jardiner by 5.5 Designers for bton design is an outdoor furniture collection that, like the Topo Table and grass chair, incorporates the plant kingdom into its design. Products include a bench and chair in which you plant your seatback – with shrubs or other plants – and a coffee […]