Category Archives: horticulture

Potting Up

I’ve been thinking about large pots and our doorstep and patio areas. The two could go together and I have some pots and some young trees that need places to grow… I’ve planted two of our Nanking Cherry seedlings in … Continue reading

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Cannabis And Us

“All eyes are on Canada this coming week as the Senate get set to finally vote on the Cannabis Act after 14 months of discussion, debate, and passing or defeating amendments. If the bill to make recreational pot legal is passed … Continue reading

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Hope For The Future

Yesterday, I removed tree seeds that were stratifying in damp soil in plastic bags in my refrigerator preparing to grow. I found some, like these Nanking Cherry seeds, had already sprouted and looked ready to raise their heads towards Sun. … Continue reading

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Whether The Weather

I did a few errands around the yard today: finished seeding some bare spots in the lawn, applied high nitrogen granular fertilizer and observed some germination on the last edge of lawn facing the road. The grass survived winter quite … Continue reading

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YES! RAIN!

Our lengthy drought is over. Last night a line of thunderstorms came by and even though we just caught the edge of it and a few tail-enders we’ve had a significant rainfall, enough to close up the cracks in the … Continue reading

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Plant More Trees

“American cities and their surrounding areas have been losing as many as 36 million trees a year. That might not sound like a lot when you think about the number of trees in our nation’s forests, but those trees have … Continue reading

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Finally, Rain!

We’ve had a drought here. Soil that I have not watered is dry four inches down. The lawn I seeded last year has been watered once and looks healthy although there are bare spots where the seed was not properly … Continue reading

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USAians Lose Sight Of What Matters

“Nowak and a USFS colleague, co-author Eric Greenfield, found tree cover had declined in metropolitan areas across 45 states. The biggest losses on a percentage basis were in Rhode Island, Georgia, Alabama and Nebraska, together with the District of Columbia. … Continue reading

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Wind, Peas And Shutting Down

I doubt there’s any connection but this afternoon when the temperature had risen a few degrees and the wind was a few clicks lighter I went out to plant my peas and the Toronto Stock Exchange went down for unspecified … Continue reading

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9, The Measure Of Extreme Fear

Fear & Greed is CNNMoney’s investor sentiment tool that comprises of 7 markets indicators. See Fear & Greed Index – Investor SentimentThe fear is palpable according to several measures but it’s not yet a panic. Folks are just making sure they … Continue reading

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The Meltdown Continues

“Over the weekend, the world’s northernmost weather station, located just 440 miles from the North Pole, warmed to 43 degrees Fahrenheit during what’s normally the coldest time of the year. That’s about 60 degrees above average for February. The rising … Continue reading

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Having a Heat Wave

Forecast high this afternoon is 5ºC. That’s 18ºC above normal… I do intend to celebrate by going out for some yard-work but it’s also a reminder that global warming is real. 2017 was the warmest year on record according to … Continue reading

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