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The Cemetery, a Beautiful Place

The Cemetery, a Beautiful Place

Many years ago, I was part of the horticulture crew at a beautiful old cemetery.  Our small team was responsible for the planting and care of acres of ornamental flower beds. We worked from April until the ground froze or the budget ran out.  I loved the work. Weekly...
Nobody Sees the Weeds

Nobody Sees the Weeds

I am helping a friend’s parents with their garden this summer.  The large heritage property, built circa 1865, is framed with many flower beds. Two of my favorite things – plants and an old building! There are three of us helping the owners to maintain the grounds. ...
Honoured to Help in the Garden

Honoured to Help in the Garden

I was honoured to help a friend this week by working in her garden. Her dad is ill, and has not been able to garden this year.  The plants have exploded with all of the rain we have had this summer and it was out of hand. We visited with him on our way through the...

The End of An Era

The apple tree in our back yard is gone.  We’ve been here for over 20 years, and it was already decades old when we moved in.  Shane and a friend cut it down this morning. It was a neat old tree, growing up from a single trunk and forking out into three main...