So, I didn’t make it to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Although I knew it would be a disappointing alternative, I hauled my pregnant self to the BC Home and Garden Show as a sort of consolation prize. It’s taken me a while to be able to write about the experience. I’ve needed time […]
Raving and Whining
Gardening while pregnant
For those of you who haven’t experienced the (ahem) joys of pregnancy, let me fill you in. It’s a beautiful sunny day. You decide to get out into the garden. Nothing heavy – you just want to enjoy the rare February sunshine and do some clean up. Which is normally no problem for a fit […]
Why aren’t more young people gardening?
Have you been following the discussion over at Cold Climate Gardening on why more older gardeners don’t blog? Makes for interesting reading, and links quite nicely into my own personal interest in why more younger people don’t garden. I’m not alone in this query. Hanna at This Garden Is Illegal responded to Katie at Garden […]
So, Al Gore is calling Canada’s climate change plan (Clean Air Act) “a complete and total fraud…designed to mislead the Canadian people,” while David Suzuki says it’s “a sham, and a complete abdication of our international commitment.” Meanwhile, in Nairobi, Canada “won” the international “Fossil Award” for “misleading” the world, “repudiating” the Kyoto Protocol and […]
Which plants do you hate?
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 […]
I’ve been feeling a little meh lately. Part of it, I know, is feeling cooped up; the weather has been terrible (it’s supposed to snow again tonight!) and like many gardeners, I’m experiencing serious garden withdrawal. A few weeks ago, I was all “spring is almost here!”… and now I’m as cranky as a wet […]
Don’t. Just don’t.
Don’t do this. Don’t nurture tomatillos, zucchini and fennel from seed only to abandon the adult plants when you realize that your balcony, which isn’t equipped with a water tap – oh, they’ll put in an electrical outlet, sure, so you can string fairy lights or, say, blow dry your hair, but nothing as advanced […]
The best pick-me-up ever
Last week kind of sucked, for no particular reason. By Thursday, I was feeling stressed and depressed, and just wanted to crawl into a hole to hibernate for a while. Then on Friday I received a small package. It was an unexpected gift from Terra Nova Nurseries. Wow. What excitement. I opened it as carefully […]