Monthly Archives: March 2018

CLEARING UP CLEMATIS CONFUSION   During the nearly 30 years that I have hosted the open-line radio show “Garden Talk” one question has been asked far more frequently than any other, “How do I prune my clematis?” There seems to be more confusion and trepidation about pruning this vine, with its enthusiastic growth and amazing […]

Try out this fun project just in time for some Easter fun with the whole family! With Easter just around the corner, our very own Michelle came up with a fun and easy craft for dying eggs the natural way…using spices and veggies!                 To Make Yellow Eggs: […]

Although I loved Popeye and the cast of characters as a kid, my nose would wrinkle immediately at the sight of spinach on my plate, especially when it came out of a can.  Mom tried the “look what it does for Popeye” argument, but to no avail. Move forward forty years and the situation, and […]

1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup vegetable oil (or substitute applesauce) 1 egg 1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1/4 cup milk plus 1/4 cup sour cream) 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup diced fresh or frozen rhubarb 1/2 cup chopped walnuts option-add 1 tbsp red Jello […]

Gardening is an activity that has more than its share of techniques that fall in the “It’s always been done this way, so that’s how I’m going to do it” category.  It’s not surprising; we are governed by nature to a large extent and our gardening chores have an obvious seasonal flavour to them. Now […]