Sunday, February 14, 2016

Back to Eden Vegetable Gardening...everything you need to know in one place!

Back To Eden Gardening
Information and lot of Photos!!
Back to Eden. Introduction and link to the documentary. A must watch!

Back to Eden before pictures and groundbreaking


Back to Eden the garden begins


Lawn removal and manure spreading

{and a special visitor}


Spreading wood chips

More wood chips and top layer of manure


Paul Gautschi's pruning tips and tools of choice


The actual recipe for a Back to Eden Garden


Growing potatoes the BTE way...with a video


The veggie garden!! The first summer, more than I could have dreamed. It works!!

Lots of beautiful BTE garden pictures


Paul Gautschi's pruning style and link to video

Monday, February 08, 2016

It's garden season, It's garden season!!

It is 12C in Sidney BC today. The windows are open and I've been outside perambulating the gardens. I pruned the Hidcote Lavenders in the Lavender walk. I then cut back my very vigorous Spanish Lavender when I noticed the snowdrops struggling underneath the huge branches that were almost horizontal from their own weight.

I just came in and noticed this!!! A sharp poke from the end of a cut lavender branch no doubt. And the garden season begins.


Monday, February 01, 2016

February is National Embroidery Month. Shall we celebrate!!

Is this not the most beautiful embroidery you have ever seen? I sure think so. This is The Bed Chamber of Marie Antoinette At Versailles. Can you imagine that someone actually went to bed every night in this incredible bedding. I am in awe...and I do not awe easily.