The Joy of Gardening With Kids

The joy of gardening with children can be experienced in pots on a balcony, in a garden the size of a sandbox, in a community patch in the inner city or in a country garden. Often farmers will rent space to city dwellers to garden. No matter how large or small, children will be just…… Continue reading The Joy of Gardening With Kids

Stone Walls and Flowers

  The last two weeks I have pruned back 20 feet of sumac and buckthorn that had become invasive .  Since I have more time than money, I filled pails with soft white pine needles and spread them around as a free ground cover , then  built a stone wall from rocks around our property.…… Continue reading Stone Walls and Flowers

Man Craves the Outdoors

Have you noticed how people crave the outdoors? It doesn’t matter what the excuse, it can be anything from a simply walk, vigorous sports or lazy sun bathing, but people need to get out of buildings and connect with nature. It has been an especially long, cold winter and spring in Canada this year. After…… Continue reading Man Craves the Outdoors

Healing Gardens

I love gardening, especially with my fingernails right in the soil. I can go outside feeling completely exhausted and once I soak in all the feeling of life in my garden and allow my eyes to drink in the green scenery, I feel renewed. These are pictures of a Canadian spring garden.   Front garden,…… Continue reading Healing Gardens