Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Shapeshifting Trees
I have always wondered why certain trees are planted under power lines.  There are so many more suitable trees.

A lot of trees in St. Catharines look like this one.

Macleans article
Take a closer look: shapeshifting trees near power lines.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Podcast: New Products, Invasive Plants

New Products, Invasive Plants Alert
  • Mirrored Garden Trellis, 
  • Fish Protector (Bird B-Gone), 
  •  Mississauga Property Taxes to increase due to no lawn,
  •  Proven Winners-Strawberry Kiss,
  •  Invasive Plants Alert,
  •  Guelph Arboretum Workshop.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Christmas Trees - Real vs Artificial

Upcoming Open-Line Garden Show podcast in December.  Christmas Trees - Real vs Artificial

Thursday, November 7, 2013

National Men Make Dinner Day!

Today is National Men Make Dinner Day! As I have just found out it is celebrated on the first Thursday of November every year. It is aimed at the men who never cook--this includes Bruce! he is more of a survival cook.

The day has its own website Menmakedinnerday which features reasons for participation, rules & what foods should NOT to part of the dinner.  It even has some simple recipes to get you started.

Rules include a no interference policy for the women of the household, family dog is not allowed to be secretly fed man's cooking--we don't have a dog! maybe that's a good thing!! and no barbecuing--actually DD#1 does ALL the barbecuing in our house.

Love the last sentence of Rule #12.
Rule #12: After meal, table is cleared by man, dishwasher is loaded. Man returns to table for stimulating after-dinner conversation. At this point, man is told how much his meal was appreciated. He, in turn, describes the joys and challenges of the experience. He is given a hug, and his TV remote is returned to him.

Saturday, November 2, 2013