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Where We Are Going

Where We Are Going

"Do you know where you are going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you?"  ~Diana Ross, 1975 Seems there is a lot of angst out there. A Christmas letter that we received just a week ago ended with the following, "We begin a new decade with some fear for...

Sun Shelter in the Snow

Sun Shelter in the Snow

It is almost winter now and the north is tilted away from the sun. The days are short and there is not much need for a sun shelter. Still, it stands there close to the red barn on Prince of Wales Drive. Ottawa Magazine described it as "an open and airy structure,...

Tulips are Forever in Ottawa

Tulips are Forever in Ottawa

Updated: Jun 7, 2019 The tulip is unlike any other flower. It exudes innocence, enclosed in itself like a child holding a secret that it can't wait to blurt out. They gently bloom at the first hint of warmth in early spring. Its history can be traced back to the...

Canadensis Species in the Spotlight: The Eastern Hemlock

Canadensis Species in the Spotlight: The Eastern Hemlock

The eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) fails as a Christmas tree. It drops its needles quickly after it is cut down. This leaves the species of canadensis without a Christmas tree for the holidays. Native to our eastern Canadian landscape, the silent “t” Tsuga...

Cornus Canadensis (Canadian Bunchberry) in a Nutshell

Cornus Canadensis (Canadian Bunchberry) in a Nutshell

It is not mistletoe, but we are passionate about it. Whether it is to beautify your garden or spice up a meal, you have to get the Cornus canadensis plant also referred to as Canadian bunchberry, crackerberry and Canadian dwarf cornel. Native to the United States,...

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