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  • Mid Summer Report

    Being that it’s mid July, I thought I’d do an update on my efforts at being a gardener. I’ve had some success and some failure. Among my successes I’d count my vegetable garden. I’m thrilled with the earth’s bounties. I’ve harvested quite a number of cucumbers and shared with neighbours. The tomatoes (beefsteak) are looking […]

    Readying the Vegetable Patch

    I’m dead tired.

    I got up this morning and after downing a couple of cups of coffee, I took the seedlings I’d planted in larger containers, out of the living room and back into the sunroom. It was cold last night and I was afraid they’d get too cold and die. We can’t have that […]

    Methods of Propogating Geraniums

    Oh, I almost forgot. If you recall, last autumn I pulled out the geraniums, shook off the dirt and hung them upside down from the cellar rafters. Well, this moring I got them, potted them in individual pots and watered them well. Wish me luck. I will keep you posted. My mother used this method […]

    Bamboo Shoot

    We’re having a bit of a snowstorm, you might say. Hell, I stepped out of the porch and sunk up to my knees in snow but I just had to take some pictures.

    Mostly, I wanted to show you my bamboo. Although the leaves have changed colour they are still on the bush. Go figure. […]

    The Bamboo in Winter

    So far, so good. I’m watching it daily in amazement. Some days it looks a little frightened what with the leaves curling inward as though protecting itself from the cold. I had put a lot of mulch on it so hopefully it helps.

    Also, I thought I’d show you my little window bank of […]

    Propagating Geraniums

    Last July I bought a couple of geranium plants at the local supermarket. I planted them by the front porch. When autumn came, I remembered something my mother had done every autumn. She’d pull out the geraniums by the root, shake off the dirt and hang them upside down on a rigged-up line […]

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