So, there’s this wall at the end of our courtyard. It’s actually another building – BC Fur, a small family-run business that, despite my father-in-law’s “jokes,” doesn’t deal in neighbourhood cats. To my relief, they only wash sheepskins. Or so I’m told. Anyhow, there’s this blank, north-facing wall (shown above around Halloween, obviously) that I’d […]
My back patio this morning. Let me tell you about Vancouver. Viewed in light of the Canadian stereotype (igloos, sled-dogs, cops on horseback dressed in red, people saying “aboot” instead of “about,” Celine f*ing Dion playing on every stereo), Vancouver is the antithesis. (Actually, I’m not sure any part of Canada meets that sad criteria, […]
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.
I mentioned yesterday that I’m a sucker for Proven Winner’s Fall Magic line. And this is why. They make it dead simple to create gorgeous foliage and colour contrast. I’m currently loving the Fall Magic-dominant combination in my front raised bed. Shown are Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ and Heuchera ‘Amythest Mist’, but the bed also contains […]
Before I tell you about these planters, let me apologize for my infrequent posting of late. You probably knew this already, but it’s really not a great idea to work full time, plan a wedding (just 62 days away!) and take an intensive garden design program that takes up every second weekend. It’s pretty crazy. […]
I’m so excited. I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it. Yes, I’ve finally found some decent pots for the front patio. At a Home Hardware, of all places (I don’t know what they’re like elsewhere, but my local Home Hardware is a dinky little store that […]
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!