Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Garden Carpet

One of the things I did to my garden last year that turned out better than expected was to fill in a garden path with thyme. This garden path was created for a practical purpose, that of giving me access … Continue reading

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Keeping Asters Green

I am not a high-maintenance gardener, so sometimes when my plants just look great on their own I am thrilled.  I plant things that don’t need a lot of babying with few exceptions. An exception, though, is Asters.  They epitomize … Continue reading

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Drapes: Six Ways they can Expand a Room

I have been trapped inside since last Tuesday, enjoying my beloved garden wistfully through the windows.  Today, it is pouring and dark, so this morning while opening blinds and drapes to let in what light there is, I made special note … Continue reading

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Quick ‘N Dirty Bulb Primer

“Spring, when young men’s thoughts turn to flights of fancy.”  Fall, when gardeners’ thoughts turn to spring! Gardeners’ minds become overstimulated at this time of year, with lively, colourful fantasies of . . . yes, the perfect spring garden.  That … Continue reading

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Sublime September

I love September for many reasons.  There is the perplexing matter of how returning to routines with school and schedules that we were so glad to break free of in June, now seems so welcome.  In the Toronto area, September … Continue reading

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Back-To-School Student Furniture

This was a bittersweet week for a lot of parents.  We packed up our beloved babies and shipped them back to university housing with loads of home cooking in little freezer containers and an assortment of hand-me-down furniture.  Or so … Continue reading

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