Dizzy and Starfighter lilies are prolific bloomers.  |  Catherine Rumancik photo

Garden catalogues warm up winter

An angry wind slams snowflakes against the sunroom window. The thermometer reads -38 C. Snow threatens to devour the peak of a garden trellis, and a trio of metal daisies appear to shiver with every gust. It’s the perfect day to snuggle up with a stack of garden catalogues and a bowl of soup laced […] Read more

Seed catalogs warm up cold winters

An angry wind slams snowflakes against the sunroom window. The thermometer reads -38 C. Snow threatens to devour the peak of a garden trellis, and a trio of metal daisies appear to shiver with every gust. It’s the perfect day to snuggle up with a stack of garden catalogues and a bowl of soup laced […] Read more



A look at farm dogs

There’s no welcome like it. The moment you turn into a farmyard, your arrival is heralded by a frenzy of wagging tails and yammering yelps of excitement. Seconds after the vehicle stops, the tread on each tire is inspected and generally approved. Dogs are an important member of the family on most farms. A family […] Read more