I don’t have children yet but I am lucky enough to live next door to some awesome little kids, who were my happy models for the photos in this article. They are my practice/surrogate children, and I am slowly indoctrinating them into the Cult of Gardening. It seems to be working, as they love “working” […]
Archives for June 2007
Visited my old stomping grounds last weekend, and I didn’t go to any gardens! At least not of the official variety. But I loved this abandoned lot. It’s not the Victoria you see in the tourist brochures, but I like this better. I wonder if this is the work of guerilla gardeners. Any Victoria guerillas […]
Grumpy today, and in need of sleep. Luckily my friend Tammy went to the Sunshine Coast last week and took a photo of this floating garden for me — finding it in my in-box was just the anti-depressant I needed. Thanks, Tam!
Poppy fields, Loire Valley. Perhaps I inflicted permanent injury to my patience during the first half of my Great European Backpacking Trip of ’96-’97. It’s the only way I can explain what must have happened to my travel ethic. I started out on that trip every bit the Girl Guide (“Be Prepared”). Oh-so-diligent. I saw […]
I love old school botanical illustrations, but have always stopped short of hanging them on my walls. Maybe I’ve just never found ones that are interesting or bizarre enough for my taste. But when I saw Wolfie and the Sneak’s new posters, Fungi and Pods, below, I was smitten. Soon to be gracing my walls: […]
While my participation in the disembowelment of a display garden was certainly memorable, I scored more than just discount perennials at the Vancouver Garden Show. I was very pleased to discover that, although some of the feature gardens kind of sucked (it’s no Chelsea, that’s for sure), the “urban deck showcase” had some really great […]
I’m no stranger to gardening-related injuries. My standard complaints include lower backache, blisters, and even – and this is weird – sore fingernails (am I the only one who gets that?). But I’ve never been injured in a plant frenzy before. Oh sure, I’ve imagined it countless times: being trampled by a herd of Rosarians […]
Display garden by Urban Escapes at this year’s Vancouver Sun Garden Show. Tomorrow: the Vancouver Sun Garden Show at VanDusen (formerly known as the VanDusen Flower Show). It’s a day of plants, garden product and design – what do I care what it’s called? I’m there. Woot!