The importance of play in a child’s life

The importance of play in a child’s life

If you are someone who enjoys listening to people with more knowledge and expertise than you possess in fields that interest you, you may want to inve...

July 9th, 2019 |  


Making soggy dirt fluffy

Making soggy dirt fluffy

This spring season has brought huge amounts of rain just when we’re all eager to put out vegetable gardens and flowers. No one likes to plant in...

June 24th, 2019 |  


The helplessness of man

The helplessness of man

Since the dawning of time it has been man who slayed the dragons, planted, cultivated and harvested the crop to provide for the family. It has been ma...

June 24th, 2019 |  



Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Regular readers of this column know that we are hard-headed realists when it comes to landscape design. “Form follows function” is our gui...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Tips for handling crispy sweet corn

Tips for handling crispy sweet corn

We’re all looking forward to having crisp, juicy locally-grown sweet corn! Gardeners who grow their own sweet corn know the joy of harvesting th...

June 5th, 2019 |  


He who wears the pants

He who wears the pants

I grew up in a time when men were men and women were women, and I suppose I received a strong helping of “machoism” that has not always se...

June 3rd, 2019 |  


It is the time to remind everyone of food safety procedures. First, let me report that there is no such thing as the five-second rule. If something fa...

May 23rd, 2019 |  


It really wasn’t that great

It really wasn’t that great

If we are honest with ourselves, our psyches become stuck in a period within our lives that we have found to be most pleasing, or most formative. For ...

May 20th, 2019 |  


Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Around Memorial Day each year you see many colorful clumps of showy peonies in farmyards and gardens. Some of them give off an intoxicating sweet frag...

May 14th, 2019 |