Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Emotional Life of Trees

This time of year my larch is in full color. Time to enjoy –¬† in another week the tree will start to drop the needles and the cone-laden branches. This tree requires some complicated pruning each year because of a … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and the end of the world

My good friend, “Madame Z”, is counting down the days to the Mayan Apocalypse on December 21st, by Facebooking suggestions for how to spend each of these last days. I know that Madame Z is not at all serious about … Continue reading

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What’s more important: sunlight or warmth?

I don’t normally think of sunlight and warmth as mutually exclusive, except for yesterday, when I had to decide which of those were the most important for my plants. We had some fabulous sunshine, but without the usual winter cloud … Continue reading

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Weedy Wednesday

Today looks like one of those rare sunny fall days; get out and do some weeding. Please go to my post in BC Living: http://www.bcliving.ca/garden/winter-weeding-tips!

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Deciding what grows and what goes

Now that many of my plants such as the lilies, black eyed susans, crosocmia and salal are thriving and starting to spread, I need to make some hard decisions about what gets to stay and what gets pulled up. Some … Continue reading

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Chrystal vs Slug

The slug biodomes were activated just over a week ago, and a quick inspection¬† revealed that the plants in biodome #2 are all doing very well – the spinach is growing quite fast and the kale is thriving. I was … Continue reading

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