It’s not autumn yet, but if you set your gaze on the eastern horizon, you can pick out the tops of her sails. Won’t be long now. Which was very much on my mind on the last day of August when I shot this little movie of bluejays swarming my deck, squabbling over some peanuts I’d put out to lure them. August is a summer month; September, a fall month. There’s a pass-over happening. This year especially, when the only weather deserving of the label ‘summer’ came in late August, the feeling was heightened. No matter how nice September turns out to be, it’s still fall. When August ends, summer’s over. But summer is a busy time. There are always plants to be watered; grass to be mowed; chores to be done. So it’s easy to miss the magic of the end of August; to give it no more of…
You’re working in partnership with nature, but nature is sometimes indifferent to the success of the joint venture. In fact, sometimes you’d swear nature was giving you the finger.
On Sunday, Bruce Bourque had his video camera with him in Flatrock.
A video with stunning views, an ocean as blue as it is fierce, and playful whales.
And now for something completely different … perennials!
The complete lowdown on weeds and their elimination. Or at least control. But only after some grousing about crappy weather.
Bruce Bourque takes his camera to Middle Cove.
Years ago, I made a cubic yard of compost in three weeks. That was some serious composting, mister.
Tomayto? Tomahto? Instead of calling the whole thing off, let’s try for an idiot’s guide to growing them.
Legislators have to get tough with manufacturers. Because the drivers can’t seem to save themselves.
Carbs? Protein? Polyunsaturated fats? French fries? Tofu? What should you feed plants to make them grow up strong and healthy? Herein, all is revealed.
All the gas stations charge the exact same price at the exact same time. How do they do it?
Planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, watering, thinning. Hunter/gatherer is so last week. We’re getting into agriculture.
In which is discussed the buying of baby plants from garden centres, along with the starting of one’s own plants. And stuff.
Giggling on hearing the phrase ‘honourable member’ is unbecoming to a federal politician. Get a grip, people.
In which practical and increasingly detailed advice is offered to the novice wishing to set up a vegetable grow-op
Crows are among the smartest living things on the planet. But even the best of us encounter real problems; contributor Bruce Bourque caught video of a crow who had somehow lost half of his beak. Watch the video, and read Bruce’s comments about the scene.
It’s spring, when young men’s fancy turns to thoughts of gardening
It started out being about Quebec’s lust for Labrador, but it changed to being about Labrador disaffection.
Whose bright idea was this name-change thing, anyway?