Monthly Archives: June 2011

Montreal Botanical Gardens

Pat and I visited the Montreal Botanical Gardens last Saturday. It was a glorious day, sunny and warm. Getting there by metro was easy and all we had to do was follow the crowds–they were all going there, too! We … Continue reading

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Dinner in the dark

It is an exciting thing to be in a new city and looking for somewhere to have dinner. And what a place we found! I made a reservation at O.Noir for Friday evening at 8:30. We dressed for supper having no idea … Continue reading

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Big City, Quiet Garden

One of my sabbatical destinations was the Quiet Garden at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Montreal. Last weekend, Pat and I included that in what was a spectacular horticultural weekend. The Quiet Garden Movement began with Philip Roderick, an … Continue reading

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Forget me not

Forget-me-nots are a funny flower. Gardeners are always trying to add blue to their gardens (I am not sure why, I just know that there are a ton of magazine articles about it, and in May the entire Horticultural Society … Continue reading

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Meeting Frank

Pat had a day off this week and we made the trek into Etobicoke to a special little place where we like to buy our vegetable plants. It isn’t a store, exactly–more like a parking lot-turned-nursery for a few months … Continue reading

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The Great Tomato Mystery

I planted two kinds of tomato seeds this year. I then lost one of the packets. Whoops. The packet I have is for an heirloom variety that I found at Canada Blooms. They are called Watermelon Beefsteak, and according to … Continue reading

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Sometimes the answer is goodbye

The year we moved to Oakville was a difficult one. We were busy with our fourth baby and I was beginning ministry in a new place. I had never changed churches before, and was unprepared for how traumatic it would … Continue reading

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