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Shelter the living, but don’t make zombie plants

October 23, 2014

Warning: balcony gardeners, patio gardeners, porch gardeners and container gardeners of all kinds. You are now entering a critical time for your plants. From the middle of October on, you will be tempted by stretches of sunny days and comparatively mild nights. “It’s still pretty nice out,” you’ll say. “I’ll leave the houseplants out just […]

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Try matching wine to soup

As the weather cools down, our eating habits tend to change. We want more heart-warming dishes as opposed to cooler ones. At the top of the list has to be soup, one of my faves. Matching wine to soup isn’t usually what most folks think of doing especially because most soup is hot. However, wine […]

Old wood can provide new displays

Summer is over, fall is here, and we are facing the thought of spending many months indoors again. All those projects that got put on hold while we were at the Beach are now ready to tackle. Why not get your home in order and give it a fresh look for the season? In our […]

Decoding organic vs. local

Every autumn for the past five years, I have rustled up a handful of friends to join me picking crab apples, either in Kew Gardens or Woodbine Park. You may have seen us there! I enjoy talking with curious passersby about these little fruits, which I typically process into apple jelly and apple sauce. Not […]


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