Things Are Good: Build Butterflyways for Beautiful Pollinators

Every pollinator is beautiful and there is an easy way to see more of them while helping the world: butterflyways. The concept is simple: bees and butterflies are under a lot of pressure from human activity so help them on their pollination journey by feeding them. All you have to do is look up what ...

PostArctica: Garden In Verdun

Interesting watering system.

Things Are Good: Rain Gardens to Feature in Canada Blooms Competition

Canada Blooms is a competition to demonstrate one’s ability to display flowers. In the past it was based on the look of the arrangement done in a garden, now they are expanding how they think about flowers. This year they want people to submit rain gardens to the competition. Rain gardens are preferred because they ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Harvest Time

Had to pick the tomatoes, frost is coming tonight to Regina. Got a single, awesome butter-nut squash, and some baby squashes.

knitnut.net: Certifiable

It’s a teeny-tiny backyard, but this year we added six bird feeders, some native plants, a composter, a bird bath and a mister. Now we’ve got a bunch of regulars who visit throughout the day, including cardinals, goldfinches, chickadees, woodpeckers, purple finches, squirrels, chipmunks, butterflies and bees. And we’ve been certified by the Canadian Wildlife ...

cartoon life: This year’s water lilies

There have been about a half dozen blooms this summer, all hiding discreetly beneath the lush leaf cover. I think the secret is no longer having raccoons or skunks as nighttime visitors. Filed under: photo Tagged: garden, pond, water lily

Cowichan Conversations: *%?!*$% Facebook and Twitter

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Well hello summer, garden, friends. I have decided to go ‘Cold Turkey’ and pack in Facebook and Twitter for awhile. I have been hacked well over a dozen times causing me to change my passwords over and over but then in a day or so they still manage to screw it up ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Not A Lot

Not much to say tonight, except it was a busy and fulfilling weekend, with lots of community gathering, and plenty of optimism for the Spring, gardens, cycling, busing, and all sorts of improvements ahead. How very much I look forward to being able to catch buses more easily on Sundays, or just skip them by ...

Things Are Good: Volet Vegetal – Simple Urban Gardening

Space for a small garden can be hard to find for a lot of people in urban areas. Some French designers have modelled a new way to hang a garden from a window. Their design is simple and provides people with an easily accessible garden space and as a bonus, can help cool apartments and ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: One Piece At a Time

… and it didn’t cost me a dime. – Johnny Cash I went to the latest Design Regina public forum Tuesday night, at Artesian on 13th Ave. That building is quite impressive inside, including a clever use of bathroom space downstairs. Check it out sometime. Anyway, at the meeting the city gave its perspective on ...