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My New Year’s confession: Flowerama

I have a confession to make: I have been playing a game on the computer over the Christmas break. Not just a little, either. It has become obsessive to the point that I am neglecting my children. They ate cookies … Continue reading

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Six life lessons I learned in the garden

I lived in our last house for ten years–longer than I have lived anywhere in my entire life. During that time I learned some important wisdom. Here are a few of the biggest lessons. A solid foundation is worth the trouble: It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Community gardening is no walk in the park

Last week I was pleased to attend a meeting at the Oakville Freedom Centre on Bronte Road. They are the host site for a joint garden project that grows food for the hungry in our town. I think that’s very cool. But it has clearly not been … Continue reading

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Disappointment in the dirt

My fall crop was a dud. Yes, the fall crop I was so excited about, the fall crop I had managed to plant for the very first time, the fall crop of beets, turnips, lettuce and radishes–it failed. Miserably. With all … Continue reading

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Catnip memories and slow-cooked stevia

When my husband and I were first married, he was working at the family pet store. Along with many other pet products (they didn’t sell actual pets) they sold dried catnip that they prepared and packaged themselves. I remember going out … Continue reading

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Children in my garden

When I was about five or six years old, I discovered that there were carrots growing in my backyard. They were out behind the shed and the little green tops were only a couple of inches high when I came … Continue reading

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The Great Tomato Mystery: solved!

At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a post about my mystery plant. I wasn’t exactly sure what it was. It was supposed to be a tomato, but didn’t look like one. So I adopted two of them out … Continue reading

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