Heirloom tomatoes, clockwise from top left: Odessa, Black Brandywine, Green Zebra. It was a dismal year for tomatoes in Vancouver – mostly due to the lack of a real summer. Unlike the heat waves and droughts experienced on other parts of the continent, we had almost autumn-like weather – rain and cloud interspersed with […]
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Out of the ordinary
Clean lines and bold colours are still a rarity – though there were perhaps a dozen container wholesalers present at the CanWest Hort Show, this display of Elho watering cans and containers from Calgary-based Red White and Blue Imports was the one that caught my eye. I love their simple yet impactful designs.
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CanWest Horticultural Show trends
I stopped by the CanWest Horticultural Show last week (“Western Canada’s premier nursery, landscape and floriculture trade show”). Like most hort shows, the types of exhibitors don’t vary all that much from year to year, so what I look for – in addition to anything really different – are the overall trends. Not exactly […]
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I’ve been feeling irritable and grumbly lately, and generally unfit for human consumption. When I was a kid I had about a half-dozen “forts” I could run away to in this situation. I could use one right about now. Something like this pretty “concrete pod” from Kazuya Morita Architects would make a lovely little forest retreat. Via Shedworking.
Mmmmmmm… pretty. It’s Columbian designer Danilo Calvache’s Flora Table. Lo amo. Via MocoLoco.
Cooking vs. gardening
A recent post by the Germinatrix, in which she discusses the similarities between cooking and gardening, got me thinking about a conversation I had with my husband a few nights ago. While Germi proposes that “good cooks are often good gardeners – and vice versa,” Ben and I were talking about how nicely our hobbies (cooking and gardening […]