All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘creatures’

Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Last year my husband came home panicking about the ‘bugs’ all over our plum tree.  We only have room for one fruit tree so any chance that we may not get to eat all those amazing Italian prune plums is reason to panic.  But I was aware of these “bugs” (aphids) and I had actually been allowing them to multiply …

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insect hotel

Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects. Here is how to make one for this weekend project.

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Recycled Bottle Wasp Trap

Super Simple DIY Wasp Trap

If wasps and yellow jackets are driving you bananas while trying to enjoy a meal outdoors then you will love this 15-minute DIY project using a recycled bottle.

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Grinch Tree Ball

The Magic of the Grinch Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree that graces the Garden Therapy house this year is not a huge, lush, extravagantly-adorned spectacle as it has been in the past.  Nope, this year we almost didn’t put up a tree.  I was feeling a bit grinchy and will admit that the holidays have been difficult in the past, the last few years in particular.  So this year the …

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Snowy Owls In Vancouver Delta Boundary Bay December 2011 6

Snowy Owls in Boundary Bay, Delta, British Columbia

This winter we are incredibly lucky to have a large number of Snowy Owls visiting right now in Delta.  Snowy Owls are normally found in the Arctic where their main meal is a small Arctic rodent, the lemming.  Due to a decline in the lemming population (which happens approximately every 4 years) the owls have migrated to locations like  Boundary Bay in Delta looking for food. These magnificent birds are a beautiful sight …

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Highland Cow

Wordless Wednesday: Highland Cow from White Oaks Farm

   

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