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Winter is the time to plan your next spring's garden. But on Dec 22, it's just too late in the year--too close to Christmas/New Year/shopping, baking, partying--to post design ideas for spring. So instead, enjoy this short video I captured last June--you can see my neighbour's Garage Sale in the background! Merry Christmas everyone.

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More About Hummingbirds

More About Hummingbirds You already know by now that I've become obsessed with hummingbirds. And that I want to share/infect others with this obsession. So I thought all you apartment dwellers should not be hindered from enjoying hummingbirds by planting hummingbird-friendly flowers, and hanging hummingbird feeders -- just because you don't have a yard. But … Continue reading More About Hummingbirds

5 Herbs That Thrive in Winter

A BIG disclaimer to start with: I live in coastal BC, Zone 7b to 8b (depending on your micro-climate). So we have a big advantage when it comes to herbs--most common herbs will survive, even thrive through our rainy but seldom frosty winters (today notwithstanding). 1. Basil I'll start with basil, because it's a favourite, … Continue reading 5 Herbs That Thrive in Winter