Homegrown

Gardening is something that I think a lot of people think will be easy to do. We did. And for the most part, it can be. But is can also be a ton of work, especially if you go crazy like us and make the majority of your yard into garden space. And it isn’t…

Invaders

We have a few invasive plants that I spoke about recently in a post when we did a large clean up of the yard. I figured I would get into it a bit and tell you all about them. Oddly enough only one of the below three are an actual unwelcome invader. The other two…

Trim, Hack, Scoop and Whip

Well, it is time once again to get the crazy weeds under control. This time it looks even more chaotic. We may have let some things get out of hand again, and the beds themselves have needed some love, though we have been keeping more on top of that since our plants depend on it….

Cold Summer Growing Updates

Well, we have finally started seeing the temperatures reaching into the 30’s but it is still fairly rare and only for a short time. It does however look like we are going to be heading into an extended period of low 30*C temperatures. Although I am really enjoying the milder weather, the garden is needing…

The Leaves of Fall

The weekend before Thanksgiving we headed up to K’s parents house to finish off their fence. The biggest thing we noticed on our 2 hour drive was that all the leaves were starting to change in the hills. It was a cool, crisp morning, with fog and low-lying wispy clouds hugging the mountains. It was…

Shag Be Gone

We had a very rainy start to the year. Based on Environment Canada, last year had a lot more precipitation, but we had warmer weather overall, so it feels like this year has been worse. June was one of the wettest and coldest we have had on record. All this moisture has been fantastic for…

Dirty Killer Cover-Up

Don’t worry, we aren’t turning this blog into a conspiracy page. This aptly named post is about bringing our levels back to dirt by removing all the weeds and then using some lumber paper to cover the levels until next year to ensure we have killed all the weeds. We plan to grow a lot…

Hay Fever

Allergy season is upon me, with the main culprit being grass and hay. Our city is surrounded by farmlands and dry mountains covered in grasses, so there is no escaping it. But, that is not what this post is about. Rather, our hay fever, is about all the areas we have decided to use hay….

Happiness is watching plants grow

One of our favourite things to do everyday…even on those scorchers where we feel like ants under a magnifying glass…is to go and wander the yard to see how much our plants have grown since yesterday. It amazes me at how much change there can be from day to day. Then again, perhaps that change…

Tim “The Toolman” Taylor moments

Jumping right back into the groove of getting stuff done in the yard, the weather has turned cool, the skies are clear and the air is crisp and clean. It is the perfect time to be doing some more work on the wall for our main path. After letting the concrete set for a few…