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Helping Hands

Jul 26, 2010 | George Knowles | Gardening at Larkspur Hollow | Leisure

Heat and rain have produced a bounty in the garden. With a little direction, small helpers can pitch in harvesting peas, carrots and beans. By George Knowles

Snapping Turtles

Jul 21, 2010 | Don Scallen | Environment | Notes from the Wild

Grist for spinners of tall tales, snapping turtles are on the verge of becoming endangered. May these reptiles of prehistoric visage long patrol our wetlands.

The July Garden

Jul 12, 2010 | Liz Knowles

Despite the rain and wind, clematis, water lilies and primrose are thriving in July. By Liz Knowles

Peeling Away the Layers of History

Jul 9, 2010 | Christine Thomas | Community | Leisure | Red Squirrel Musings

Christine Thomas knew a few people in Toronto. Then she moved to the country and acquired 100 neighbours and a home redolent with history.

Saving garlic from summer heat!

Jul 7, 2010 | George Knowles | Gardening at Larkspur Hollow | Leisure

In the blistering heat, gardening ain’t easy. But credit garlic with all kinds of restorative, intoxicating powers. By George Knowles

Bumblebees

Jul 5, 2010 | Don Scallen | Environment | Notes from the Wild

At this time of year when we celebrate Canada Day, Don Scallen celebrates the hardy bumblebee, the “true Canadian” of the insect world.

Summer arrives, the garden is full!

Jun 22, 2010 | George Knowles | Leisure

The longest day of the year arrives. The garden, sparsely populated a month ago, is full. By George Knowles

Colourful combinations in June

Jun 20, 2010 | Liz Knowles

Allium, clematis, orchids, peonies: in June the garden is full of colour and wonderful plant combinations! By Liz Knowles

Showy Lady’s Slipper orchids

Jun 18, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

With its glorious pink and white blossoms and thumb-sized pouches, this orchid is perhaps the most exquisite of all our wildflowers.

Living with Mother Nature

Jun 9, 2010 | Christine Thomas | Community | Leisure | Red Squirrel Musings

Christine Thomas is learning to live with the weather. Her cardinal rule: pay attention to Mother Nature – and be prepared for anything!

Cecropia Moths Stir Like Phantoms in the Twilight

Jun 5, 2010 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Cecropia moths: Strange and wonderful phantoms of the twilight world.

Feeding the soil that feeds us

Jun 1, 2010 | George Knowles | Leisure

Feeding the soil that feeds us.