Monthly Archives: May 2011

Outdoor entertainment

There is a trend right now to have not just a patio table and chairs for eating outside, but to have couches and chairs for lounging, too. Some of the photos I have seen are full-on living rooms with area rugs, coffee tables … Continue reading

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Sniff, Sniff

For the first several weeks of my sabbatical, I had a cold (it was a lovely gift my husband brought home from work and couldn’t resist sharing). I wasn’t sick in bed, but I had a stuffy nose for ages. … Continue reading

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Diddley dee potatoes

Yesterday I did something I have never done before: I planted potatoes. Three different varieties, including “Russian Blue”, which really are blue (although I am told the colour fades when you cook them. I will let you know when I find out … Continue reading

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Winter dreams

Sometimes in the winter months as I close my eyes at night, I relax by doing some imaginary gardening. I picture my yard, lush and green. I dream of the new ways I will plant vegetables in the spring and how I will renovate … Continue reading

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Sex in the garden

Not me, silly. The plants! A friend of mine, K., lives in a manse. She not only has a lovely landscaped yard with mature perennial beds, but a good friend who likes to garden in it. And, since both of these … Continue reading

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Sabbath-ing

The concept of sabbath find its roots in the Hebrew story of creation. God made the world and everything in it, and then on the seventh day, rested. It was a cessation of activity, but also time to take stock of what … Continue reading

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These lions are definitely dandy

In 2009, a pesticide ban came into effect in Oakville. Since then, dandelions have taken hold and the season is once again upon us when lawn-lovers and tidy people everywhere are cringing. No matter where they look they see an unruly invasion of yellow and spend their … Continue reading

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