Category Archives: gardening

Ideas of Heaven

Megan sighed as she walked past the withered blooms in her flower garden. She looked beyond to the cucumbers and pumpkins nearly ready for picking. The thought of a bountiful harvest after months of hard work made her smile. It … Continue reading

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Early Onset of Dandelions

Dandelion seeds drifted along the gentle summer breeze. Children laughed as they blew puff balls, then ran and jumped to catch the soft, white parasols that carried the tiny seeds. Henry was mowing the grass when the first seed floated … Continue reading

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Green Digits

Rolf stood in front of a stately brick house in an old part of town. The house was a gem in the middle of the grit of the industrial neighbourhood. The front yard was an explosion of floral colour. “Wow. … Continue reading

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An Ode to Dandelions

The dandelions are in bloom. All over the city bright yellow flowers bring color to a landscape overwhelmed by concrete gray and brown brick. Soon enough tulips and daffodils will emerge followed by roses of every conceivable variety. Yet the … Continue reading

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Strawberries

This weekend I began harvesting my first ever crop of strawberries. I planted them a year ago last Spring. They spent the last Summer getting established. This year they produced a nice crop of berries. The robins have also noticed … Continue reading

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Like I need another excuse to procrastinate

The past few days the weather has been great. As an avid gardener I’ve been eager to get outside and start digging. Now that winter has finally relieved its grip, I’ve been able to enjoy the sunshine and clean up … Continue reading

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