Friday, September 27, 2013

Raise Hell-eborus


Today, the helleborus (Christmas Rose) is pushing out new foliage
when all the other players are preparing for a deep sleep.
She blooms from December to April, 
often before any bulbs join the garden party.
Raise a little hell-eborus.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sponge Bath


The indoor plants
languish outside all  summer.
The seasonal "risk of frost warning"
means it's time 
to give them a gentle sponge bath
and bring them inside.
Sigh.
 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Lake-the Ultimate Water Feature


On a cloudy cool autumn day, 
two hundred small rainbow trout join their cousins in the lake.
It's a happy event!



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Community




Here's a snapshot of great things happening in the community garden.  
Nestled between condos and train tracks, 
kale and cherry tomatoes are ready to harvest!
Marvelous locally grown food.





Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Great White North


Last long weekend of the summer 
and this is the place that renews inspiration
-a forest of spruce, pine, birch, cedars and a lake.