Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Refresh

After a particularly brutal winter, I am inspired to refresh the look of my blog. The image at the top is a picture I took of the muscari that grows in my garden. And I've made the format wider.

What do you think?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Announcing the Bloomin' News!

Now You Can enjoy Gardening News & Tips All Year Long


Living in a northern country, I am not privileged to garden all year, and therefore, for several months I do not have original content to share with you. So I have started the Bloomin' News. It is a collection of gardening information and articles from across the web.

I hope you find the content enjoyable! Please let me know if what is shared is useful and interesting to you.

You may follow the Bloomin News here:
http://paper.li/thebloominblog/1397143965

Happy gardening!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

For Canada Day, Let's Eat Local, eh!

On this Canada Day weekend, I've been giving some thought to what it means to be Canadian. When I was growing up, we were taught how our country was full of natural resources, and how wonderful our fertile lands were. The song, This Land is Your Land, a Woody Guthrie song, Canadianized by The Travellers, always comes to mind when I think of this Land.

Now I believe we are in a sorry state. Our fertile  farmlands are being paved over and the majority of our food, even food we can easily grow here, is being imported! The food we are growing is being grown by "corporate" farms and not family owned farms.

Have a look at this video, "Are you eating Canadian", produced by Hellman's, for some stats:



It's time to take our Land back. We need to support our local farmers. Let's buy and eat local whenever we can. Visit your local farmers market and look for food grown locally in your grocery store. It may cost a little more, but the taste, superior nutrition and support to our economy is worth it!

Happy Canada Day!

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