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What’s Your Favourite Season?

I’m pretty freaking excited that it’s so warm here and everything is growing (sorry to those who are still under snow or that terrible Cali rain).  I feel all the excitement of a new gardening year ahead.  But when asked about my favourite season, I wasn’t sure I could choose.   Perhaps early spring is my favourite.  The excitement of season’s change, …

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Wordless Wednesday: First Yellow Crocus

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Bergenia in Bloom

All over my front garden beds the Bergenia is blooming…already.  Wow this is definitely spring.

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Spring Thaw

I was recently asked to share a little more about what Garden Therapy means to me.  Virginia at http://www.container-gardening-made-easy.com/ interviewed me to feature on her blog and as I answered the questions I thought I should post those answers here as well, to share a bit more about myself.  The first question asked me to explain how I use gardening as a healing …

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Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Cactus with Macro Lens

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The Old and The New: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and Camera Update

I think that I finally have a solution to my camera needs.  Last year (well, really only a few months ago) I wrote about my quest for a new camera and over the holidays I found the solution: a basic point a shoot for my purse and a new macro lens for my DSLR.  So far I’m happy with this solution.  …

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Beautiful Fresh Eggs

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Tomato Bounty Custom

Sausage and Tomato Orzotto

I call this orzotto because it’s a creamy risotto-type dish.  It’s as fast and easy as it is delicious. Ingredients: 4 fresh Italian sausages 2 cups dry orzo (I use kamut but whole wheat would be great too) 3 cloves garlic – crushed 4 cups cherry tomatoes 1 cup sliced pitted green olives 1 cup green beans Olive oil Salt …

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VanDeusen Gardens Festival Of Lights 2009

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens

If you are looking for a fabulous garden event in the winter, look no further than the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens. More info here.

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Callicarpa Bodinieri Giraldii Profusion Beautyberry Purple Berries

Flora Friday: Beautyberry

What a beauty the Callicarpa Bodinieri is.  This shrub always catches my eye in winter as these purple berries pop in the grey winter sky.  A great pick for a Decemeber Flora Friday.

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Black Bean Quinoa Salad Medium

Festive Black Bean & Quinoa Salad Recipe

This tasty vegetarian salad is great for a potluck because the husks from the quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) come off the grain and look like mini confetti in the salad.  This salad also keeps very well and develops even more flavour a day or two after being made.  Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups of quinoa 1-1/2 cups canned black beans 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped 1/3 cup marinated …

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ToMakeYouSmileBirdhouses

Trash to Treasure Birdhouse Inspiration

Gardening is wonderful therapy for me. Some may find my garden to be a mess, with hundreds of plants all tucked in together with limited structure and order while others will stop on the sidewalk to tell me that they enjoy walking by daily to see what’s new. That’s what I like about it: the mishmash of trees, shrubs, perennials, …

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  1. Allison Taylor
    Allison TaylorMarch 16,16

    Great ideas. I totally love the carpet gardening. I’ve tried to create something similar in my small backyard garden, but didn’t have much of a success. You inspired me to try again, though, and will definitely do it.

    Regards, Allison from http://windowboxescompany.co.uk/

  2. Barry
    BarryApril 21,16

    I landed on your site as i was looking for inspiration to give our garden a makeover this summer. What an impressive site, Fantastic pictures along with even better content, ive subscribed! Thanks, B

  3. Taylor
    TaylorApril 22,16

    Great blog, great tips.

  4. Paul Grant
    Paul GrantOctober 11,16

    Such a great resource! I really love reading about composting. It is indeed an environmentally helpful way to improve the garden soil and reduce waste.

    These advises has a great impact to the readers who would like to know about garden projects. Two thumbs up!

  5. Good Guys Gardening
    Good Guys GardeningJuly 1,17

    Can you please turn off the adding link in the comment section? All are spamming your website by adding backlink.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieJuly 1,17

      Hey! Thanks for the tip. Google doesn’t track comment links so it’s not going to give them any benefit. I use it to see blogs and websites and keep the conversation going. Thanks for the idea though!

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