Tag: Gardening

In the Bookshed: The Layered Garden

I haven’t done a Bookshed Review for ages – mostly owing to the fact that when I’m reading and writing for school, I don’t have room for much else. But since its term paper time, and I’m procrastinating – not to mention dreaming that…

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In the garden first week of spring!

We got two full days of sun on the weekend which lead to a flurry of garden activity for the first time since I got the pea trellis and the vertical garden frame installed in February. There was the lemon/lime tree planting last week,…

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BookShed: Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables

Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables Fred Hagy & Clare McCanna First published 1990, reprinted 2011 Although I have only owned this book since last gardening season – it is showing some serious signs of wear and tear as I find myself referencing it constantly…

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A recipe for container soil (lemons and limes, oh my)

I recently purchased a Meyer Lemon and a Bearss Lime from a very special person on Vancouver Island – Bob Duncan. You can see Bob in the video above, where he discusses growing lemon trees in Canada – outdoors even! While I have seen…

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Bookshed: What’s Wrong with my Vegetable Garden?

What’s Wrong with my Vegetable Garden? David Deardorff & Kathryn Wadsworth 2011 Ever find yourself looking at a greyish leaf or a pattern of insect damage on a plant and asking yourself what’s going wrong? In my backyard I invariably find myself fighting the…

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