Marjorie Harris

Dan Heims

There are times when I know I have the best job in the world.? Yesterday proved it. I ?had ?to go to t he International Horticultural Lawn and Garden Trade Show. This is where you get to rub shoulders with all the suppliers of all...

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The beginning of the year

January always seems to bring a funeral. There is something about the darkest days of winter that urge death into the foreground. So this year is like every other one: optimism that it will be better than last year suffused with sadness.? New Year?s Day which...

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Happy New Year

And let us hope that 2008 will be better than 2007. Maybe our federal government will take climate change seriously instead of telling us only what is possible now, ?and give us some inspiration to be better than we are.? If you live in any area...

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The end of Christmas

My family is endearingly crazy. ?I told them that I would do all the Christmas cooking and baking and they'd have to clean up. ?So they arrived bang on time: ? with washbuckets, cloths, ?rubber gloves, aprons and cleaning goods.?"That eco stuff you use doesn't...

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It is Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS??????????? Oh how I love this day.? I spend time looking at the garden which is delightful:? enough snow but lots of space out there for birds to swoop in and still get berries and seeds.?I have the luxury of a kitchen to myself...

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sort of getting to be Christmas

I have derelict in my duties this week because like everyone else I got caught up in the Christmas pressure. You wonder why we do this to ourselves and then comes a day like this. I Hear Music is playing fantastic versions of Christmas Carols...

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Snow damage

I am not a completely stupid person, and I am compulsive but this a.m. it was a toss up as to which aspect of my personality was driving me. I was taking pictures of the garden bathed in snow and glittering sun to replace the...

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Felling street trees

We've had scrappy snow, rain, snow, rain and? now we have ice. Just to add to the misery, the city guys are about to cut down a Norway maple. Huge bloody ancient thing that almost demolished the neighbour's house in an earlier storm. It's got...

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