Wildlife Attraction

Plentiful earthworms and water draws the thrushes and robins.

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There’s More to Shrubs than Just Hedges

The "bones" of a garden are usually provided with two very different features: hardscape and shrubs. I'll leave the hardscape to another post and address shrubs for now. Layers I think the thing I find the most essential in a perennial border or garden space is variety of heights. Even when my garden was very … Continue reading There’s More to Shrubs than Just Hedges

Bee “Arrival Sequence”

"Arrival Sequence" is an expression used by some designers (not me I'm afraid, I'm far to common for that) to refer to the approach to your house--how you get there, what you see as you're getting there, and what you see and experience once you're there. That's my artsy way of introducing this bee. This is … Continue reading Bee “Arrival Sequence”

Vancouver’s “City Bird”

This article, "City hopes bird strategy will take flight", appeared in today's Vancouver Sun. Apparently Vancouver aims to make the area increasingly bird-friendly, and city management will tell us how to do that. Which is what I've been writing about since I started RLGS. (Sorry for all the links--better than cutting and pasting.)

Is This YOUR Time to Plant a Tree?

Is it time to plant a tree? Treekeepers is a program established recently (2013) to encourage Vancouverites and locals to plant trees. And their strategy is to almost give them away ($10 each!). Go to the website for details. According to  Steve Whysall in his column (Mar 24, 2014), the city of Vancouver planted 10,000 trees (just in Vancouver) … Continue reading Is This YOUR Time to Plant a Tree?