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Keeping your garden toxin-free

Q: I would like to know if the ink you use in the Edmonton Journal — black as well as colour — is toxic  in any way because of any petroleum products, etc. 688 more words


Coming Together

It is exciting to see things finally coming together.

With graduation upon me in two very short weeks, I am doing what I have always done… Working, planning and getting things done. 233 more words

Life Lessons

Time Flies...

when you are having fun AND working hard!

I cannot believe that I have not posted anything in nearly a year. Where has the time gone? 308 more words

Learning New Things

Preserving chokecherry trees and fiddlehead figs

Q: We recently moved into an old farmhouse with very overgrown trees and shrubs. Some of the trees — I believe they are chokecherry and pin cherry — have so much sucker growth that the area the suckers occupy is far greater than the trees they come from. 666 more words


A little onion magic

Not much to offer you – 

just a lotus flower floating

In a small jar of water.  

Ryokan   18thC Zen Poet.


Yesterday I planted onions. 71 more words

Growing Things: What to do when the bloom is off the hydrangea

Q: I read your column fairly religiously and always have questions I want to ask, but this is the first time that I am actually writing you. 688 more words


Finding a solution for pesky aphids

Q: I read your column every week and enjoy every one of them. I don’t recall seeing my problem covered previously. I have a Virginia Creeper covering a wall and an arbour in the backyard. 799 more words