Juniper: misused and almost universally hated. I’m feeling kind of bitchy today, so I happily succumbed to the three pages of ranting on the You Grow Girl “Plants you hate” forum. Heh heh. YGG top offenders include: Cilantro (more for the taste than appearance, it seems) Impatiens, begonias, petunias and other bedding plants Spider plants […]
Archives for February 2007
Sharing is good
City Farmer recently announced Sharing Backyards in Greater Vancouver, a website that aims to bring together people looking for a space to garden with those who have under-used backyards and are willing to share. Check it out.
Honour thy tree stump
Saw this upholstered tree stump on Boing Boing today and thought it would be a great public art project for my friends at the Vancouver Public Space Network to take up. Artist Madelon Galland started the STUMP Project in New York City to “activate spaces that have been under neglect” and “participate with what is […]
BC Home and Garden Show
The annual BC Home and Garden Show is on now through this weekend at BC Place Stadium. I’m often torn about whether to go to these things or not. More often than not they’re pretty lame, and the most riveting thing to do is watch the magic mop buying frenzy and marvel at some of […]
Maybe it’s because I live in the land of BC Bud (also known affectionately as BC Hydro) but the idea of hydroponic growing has too many dodgy connotations to appeal to me. However, VEGE, the kitchen appliance-like hydroponic unit from the Electrolux Design Lab, is pretty nifty. Holding up to 40 plants, this would be […]
Love it. Want it. Need it. It being the Forest Roll from the ever-playful Aguiniga Design. Via NotCot.
Reader garden featuring Cotoneaster bullatus
I got the most wonderful e-mail from a reader in Victoria the other day. (Victoria is southeast of Vancouver, across the Straight of Georgia. I think that when gardeners die they go to Victoria; it’s a very mild Zone 9, and a lovely city to garden and live in.) Anyway. Pat wrote in response to […]
Looking for love? Plant a peach tree.
Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the Golden Boar (or Fire Pig, which just doesn’t sound as catchy). It’s supposed to be an extra lucky year. Chinese New Year in Vancouver is huge. Because of our large Asian population, there are events and celebrations everywhere you go – even the Safeway had a […]