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    A GARDENER'S WINTER PLEASURE

    A GARDENER'S WINTER PLEASURE
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    One of the best learned lessons of any individual living in a country that anticipates a cold winter climate has got to be remembering to put in place those elements...

    BEST KEPT SECRET

    BEST KEPT SECRET
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    Have you noticed that driving down the mainstreet of Wolfville come summer is a road best to be avoided if you’re in a hurry. Solution: slow down :). There is...

    SIMPLE...SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL....SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

    SIMPLE...SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL....SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
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    This is the personification of AIR PLANTS! They may not be the mystic creatures of a few years back but they still have a surreal aura surrounding them. Initially they...

    SUCCULENTS

    SUCCULENTS
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    Without wading too far into the wealth of information available for the crassulae family, of which sempervivum, echeveria, sedum and kalanchoe are part of, I’ll mention a few differences between...

    AAS

    AAS
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    AAS Seed catalogues with their picture perfect displays of flowers and veggies are a temptation of epic proportions for a winter starved gardener come the end of January. And if...

    HIBERNATION

    HIBERNATION
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      HIBERNATION has taken on a new meaning for me this winter. It’s not that I really mind the snow but those bone chilling, windy, frigid arctic temperatures I could...

    THERAPEUTIC GARDENING

    THERAPEUTIC GARDENING
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    THERAPEUTIC GARDENING...HUH!! You’ve just come inside from slogging away in your garden plot.  You are sticky and sweaty, covered with dust and grime, sporting lower back stiffness not to mention...

    THE ILLUSIVE PLANT

    THE ILLUSIVE PLANT
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    Annuals are one of those luxuries that call to us in the spring and we are quickly seduced with their colourful palette after a long cold winter!!  But don’t think...

    FASHION STATEMENT

    FASHION STATEMENT
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     The media on one hand bombards us with the challenge to take a risk and own who we truly are...certainly well intentioned and politically correct advice but too often we...

    THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE IMPATIEN PLANT

    THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE IMPATIEN PLANT
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    I was going to include a discussion of impatiens walleriana many and varied names in my previous blog. However I came to the conclusion that I should likely dedicate an entire...

    THE POWER OF A NAME

    THE POWER OF A NAME
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    What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet"  - Romeo and Juliet . Sometimes unlike the famous quote of the Shakespearian...

    WINTER SOLITUDE

    WINTER SOLITUDE
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      There’s nothing quite like winter for the gardener to get his or her creative juices flowing.  I know that laying down for a ‘powernap’ enables my otherwise active brain...

    PROJECT # ................

    PROJECT # ................
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    My poor dear husband…there are never enough hours in the day or should I say planting season to complete the many projects I randomly think of to put on his...

    PASSIONLESS PLANTING

    PASSIONLESS PLANTING
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    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR PASSION FOR GARDENING DWINDLES Well, I don’t claim to be an expert but there’s been times when I look out the window and plant therapy...

    SIMPLY GARDENING

    SIMPLY GARDENING
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    If there’s one discipline in life you can get away with disorganization (or at least without it being too apparent) it’s in the realm of gardening.  Personal style is everything...

    BLANK SLATE

    BLANK SLATE
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      Prior to stepping even one foot into your outdoor garden this year, whether it’s a lowly window box or a full on botanical plot, take a moment to appreciate...

    SPRING GARDENING…OOOPS…SPRING CLEANING!!

    SPRING GARDENING…OOOPS…SPRING CLEANING!!
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    Seems that spring cleaning and container gardening are a match made in heaven. What’s not to love about saving money while adding a personalized WOW factor to your outside decor...

    BEAUTY IN BOTANY

    BEAUTY IN BOTANY
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    Before you get too set in stone about what’s going in your planters this year give some thought to the beauty of edibles.  You say you want colour we’ve  got...

    FRESH START

    FRESH START
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         I’m guessing every grower on the Altantic Coast this year 2016 is starting their season off with a sigh of relief. What’s not to love about getting yourself...

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