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Quebec-grown baby bok choy

Quebec-grown baby bok choy

I wrote about what I think was Quebec-greenhouse-grown baby bok choy today on my sister blog, Places of the Spirit.  It was distributed by a Quebec company (but who also has growing spaces in...

The magic of longer daylength

The magic of longer daylength

Remarkably, the daylight here in Quebec is not that different that what it’s like in North Carolina currently.  Better actually, because it becomes lighter earlier — we’re farther east, so the sun is up...

Heading back to the US

Heading back to the US

Gardening has been on my mind, as I assessed what quick-growing veggie seeds that I have in Canada currently.  I’ve been working on my programs for spring, too, so that’s reminded me of timing,...

Signs of spring

Signs of spring

Hepatica is always a sign of spring. My post on Places of the Spirit reflected that. February 23, 2015 (in our Asheville garden)

Spring in Asheville

Spring in Asheville

It’s definitely an early spring here in Asheville. There are benefits to having written so many blog posts over the years in terms of weather and spring. It seems early to me to have...

Spring thoughts

Spring thoughts

I spent much more time today thinking about gardening, specifically spring garden activities for an upcoming program at the NC Arboretum, which I mentioned in this post, than I did thinking about “places of...

A remarkable symposium

A remarkable symposium

The Davidson Horticultural Symposium celebrated their 35th anniversary today, a significant accomplishment for a club of some 40 members — which is a largish garden club, to be sure, but not huge! Kudos to...

Gardening transitions

Gardening transitions

In recent years, I’ve focused my classes and presentations in the spring and fall, times that I knew we’d be in the mountains of Western North Carolina between traveling. In the same fashion, I’ve...

A mild spring-like day

A mild spring-like day

It was lovely today, relatively clear skies with a high close to 70°F.  Spring-like weather. It’s too early to carefully clean up leaves in my perennial (pocket meadow/pollinator border) beds, as I don’t want...