Category Archives: gardening

Tuesday Pet Peeve: common garden variety

It’s a beautiful day today. After days of rain the sun is shining on the snow-capped mountains, and the trees are resplendent in yellows, oranges, and reds. So are the roads. Yup, the leaves are falling and winter is on … Continue reading

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He’s a plum-berjack and he’s OK

Mr E Man harvests some slightly over-ripe plums. We can’t remember who borrowed our big ladder… The stereotypes are true, all BC boys are good in trees!

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They’re not weeds

they’re carbon offsets destined for the municipal composting programme (Vancouver rocks) and (hopefully) soon to be replaced by something more useful Next job: pull an even bigger pile of weeds from the front garden…

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Fun, rabbit, fun!

I got to be the Easter Bunny this year, and if I do say so myself, I think I did a stellar job of making the eggs just hard enough to find. My mother-in-law has an amazing property. She has … Continue reading

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First APLS Carnival Post!

Gaah! Deadlines come around quickly. When Ruchi (aka Arduous) first announced this exciting new carnival about APLS (Affluent People Living Sustainably) I thought I had weeks to write something, but suddenly it’s the 12th already! Luckily I’ve had a post … Continue reading

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All weekends should be long weekends

Seriously, I think I need three days EVERY weekend. Here’s what we did this BC Day long weekend: Saturday: lazy day. Got up late after being out for dinner and drinks on Friday. Lounged on sofa. Drank tea, made simple … Continue reading

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And this one is for Mermaid*

The figs are coming along nicely, thank you! Ficus carica, aka Desert King Fig Tree, aka The Scrotum TreeRipening plum in background You can has figs! You will be notified when they are ready for om nom nom. Kyrsten, same … Continue reading

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