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Caturday Thoughts - St John's Eve Jun 23rd

St John’s Eve is the vigil of the feast of St. John the Baptist. It coincides very closely with midsummer or the summer solstice. The Nativity of John the Baptist is one of the oldest festivals of the Christian church and is different in two ways from other saint’s days. 782 more words


Lavender Crop Update - June 23, 2017

The first lavender cultivars are close to bloom in some areas and the harvest season will begin shortly (Fig. 1). For bundles and buds, it is best to harvest near the time the first buds begin to open. 486 more words


Summer/Fall Student Position Available at the Simcoe Research Station

Job Ad:     Student – Horticulture Assistant
Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Division/Branch: Economic Development Division / Agriculture Development Branch
Position Title: … 681 more words


The Art of Botany at the Hunter Museum of American Art: A Focus on Poppies -- Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:30-3pm

The Art of Botany looks at the cross-pollination of art and plants, uniting artists and naturalists into dialogue. This program will feature three Knoxville-based artists and creatives, Margaret Scanlan, Norman Magden, and David Denton, who collaborated on the multi-media, experiential work, “Poppy Project,” at the Knoxville Botanical Garden in 2016. 40 more words


Caturday Thoughts - A Day of Recreation

I really wanted to get out and do something different on the Monday of the holifay weekend but most activities were on Sunday or Saturday when I volunteer at the rescue thrift. 528 more words

Joys Of Life

Lavender Crop Update - June 9, 2017

Finally it is warming up and lavender should progress very quickly over the next week. The earliest cultivars are starting to show bud colour (Fig. 1), which suggests the beginning of bloom is about 2 weeks away. 418 more words


Summertime Cookies

I titled this post Summertime Cookies because the cookie recipes are quick and easy to make and they are filled with flavors that go well with summer ingredients. 528 more words

Healthy Italian Cooking