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Seed Review 2015-Part 1: Jewels of the Garden

Finally as long ago promised…my 2015 seed review!  It may help to go back to my post What’s Growing 2015.  In that post I have a list of everything that I started by seed. 1,158 more words


Garden Companion

I was tying up tomatoes this morning.

I plant most of my tomatoes along one long edge of the vegetable garden. That edge is made of 1.8 metre deer fencing (a remnant from a previous owner who ran greyhounds and divided the property into six long narrow runs for the dogs). 204 more words


Time for a 'chit' chat

There is on-going debate about whether to chit seed potatoes or not. Most allotment owners I speak to on my site and on social media will be chitting their potatoes. 266 more words


Ginger - 2/5/16

I dug up the ginger I had planted in my self watering grow buckets this past summer.  It is not as much as I have harvested in the square containters but, still a good haul. 92 more words


Houswarming: Focusing on entrance will distract from unusual roofline

Unusual is a weak word to express what came to mind after seeing this photo. This 1946 two-bedroom house in Verdun is part of postwar veterans’ development. 780 more words


Bees on Bromeliads in January 2016 ~ Winter in Houston

I love seeing blooms and bees in our garden here at Ravenscourt. I didn’t expect to see so many in January. Right outside our back door are three Matchstick bromeliads we bought from… 277 more words

Gardening And Design


If you’ve seen a flower
opening into the morning sun,
you’ve seen the effect of appreciation
on the human psyche.

~Robert Brault