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A guide to arranging houseplants

As we start to look forward to those long, dreary winter days, my thoughts turn to houseplants, those green living things that brighten the home and give us hope that the spring green will soon be appearing. In case you … Continue reading

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How to use garden flowers in your home.

August is one of my favorite times of the year. Flowers are in bloom everywhere. Gardens are full of color and, if you planted the right things, your plants are giving off a very pleasant aroma. There are so many … Continue reading

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The perks of shopping at your local farmers market.

Last Saturday, I was out on a rather large delivery with one of our drivers. As we came down the Arterial, I told him that I needed to make a quick stop at the farmers market that is held every … Continue reading

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On hops and brewing

It has been a couple years since I have done a column on hops and beer. Two things prompted me to do this today. First of all, as I drove from Genesee to William streets — and believe me, navigating … Continue reading

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Foraging for burdocks and more

Today I saw some “ramps” in the supermarket. They were $14.99 a pound. Ramps are a small, flavorful wild leek. The burdocks are late this year, by nearly three weeks. I suspect that our crazy winter weather had a lot … Continue reading

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The Canadian Garden Show, Canada Blooms

Last week I had a long and wonderful conversation with Terry Caddo, the Managing Director of the Canadian garden show, Canada Blooms This is the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms. It Runs from March 11th through the 20th.The event has, … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With My Plant

Okay, the holidays are over with and you are getting tired of the Poinsettia. Chances are it is still in good shape. But it seems out-of-place now that the tree is gone and the decorations are down. Personally, I am … Continue reading

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