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More Reasons To Keep Living

Out of the blue, a relative sent me this link. It’s to a database of trees in Winnipeg, a nearby city. I knew Winnipeg had a large inventory of trees but I did not know how diverse it was. For … Continue reading

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Watching Plants

I love to watch plants. They move so slowly, I can keep up with them. Chuckle. Lately, I’ve been watching some Saskatoon bushes (Amelanchier alnifolia) that I planted from seed two years ago. Their buds are swelling. The terminal buds … Continue reading

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Press Release 03/20/19

“The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022 – the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The initiative will leverage trees … Continue reading

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Spring Springing

Chuckle. This Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa) was sitting in a large pot all winter exposed to the cold, sun and wind and is planning to attack the world despite average temperatures still being around 0° C. Last week the buds … Continue reading

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To Grow Or Not To Grow…

I had a surprise this week. I glanced over my stratifying seeds in the refrigerator and found my Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum, seeds were germinating. I quickly transplanted them to pots in my kitchen. That was a mistake as they … Continue reading

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The Dedication Of The Acorn

It’s been more than a month since I planted my acorns of White Oak (Quercus alba). Today, I was checking a pot for moisture on a work table and discovered an acorn of White Oak that had been dropped and … Continue reading

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Voting Day USA and Other Special Days

Like many, I’m impatiently awaiting news of a rejection of Trumpism south of the border. It’s also been a month since I received a shipment of seeds for more trees. One species of which I had concern was White Oak … Continue reading

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The Last Harvest

Winter is closing in here. Daytime temperatures have fallen to the point where little or no growth can happen. Frost has killed many leaves. So, I harvested my horseradish, asparagus seeds (again), and the grapes. It’s amazing how many grapes … Continue reading

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To Maple Or Not To Maple, That Is The Question

Maples love my yard. They grow like weeds here. The wind blows seeds in from somewhere and they grow. I’ve collected a few seeds along the road when I walk and they grow. So far, I’ve collected these kinds: Manitoba … Continue reading

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Grand Kids

Life is always interesting with the grand kids visiting. Tonight when I did my walkabout to make sure the house was in order, I discovered that I had spilled some oil when I topped up the damned ICEd vehicle… In … Continue reading

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On The Good Dying Young

It’s sad when the good die young but it happens too often, except in my yard. Lately, I’ve had a hare chewing the leaves off some of my seedling fruit trees. I hate that. Today, one of the grand kids … Continue reading

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On Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis is one of the few vegetables that I can reliably grow in my garden. It’s tough and rides out the winter wonderfully well. Its roots are aggressive and compete well enough with weeds. Especially, I love it because … Continue reading

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