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Planting Roses

May 23, 2012

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Goose renovated our front yard this past weekend.  The rock garden he created is perfect for growing one of my favourite outdoor plants – rose bushes.  Roses have been given a bad rap for being difficult to grow.  While I will readily confess that they will require more maintenance than, say, a marigold or evergreen, […]

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An Ikea Idea

April 13, 2011

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>I love the idea of having fresh herbs around to add into our meals.  However, living in Southwestern Ontario kind of puts the kibosh on that for about, oh, 7-8 months of the year.  And buying them on a regular basis in the grocery store would require a second mortgage.  It is often recommended that […]

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Scenes from Canada Blooms

March 23, 2011

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Our mini-vaca last week to Canada Blooms was quite a thrill.  And a cheap thrill, no less.  Of course, I don’t get out much, so it doesn’t take much. The theme this year was the Juno Awards.  We were greeted by this beautiful piece of edible artwork as we arrived. Canada Blooms is divided into […]

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Spring is Coming – I Swear

March 22, 2011

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Yesterday marked the first official day of spring. Someone clearly forgot to let the weatherman in on that little tidbit of trivia.  He is calling for snow this week.  Enough already. I am famous for entering contests.  I will take almost anything that is free.  Even better if I actually like the thing.  Then I […]

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