Common Ground – December 2023

“…. after summer evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold.” Shakespeare Recently a visiting friend was surprised to see next year’s seed catalogues on my coffee table. They’ve been there for a couple of weeks now along with the highlighter pen. My friend asked if I was going… Continue reading

Common Ground – November 2023

“The gardener’s year is circular; November and December are the months that close the circle.” Bob Thomson, The New Victory Garden Haven’t we had the most wonderful fall ever? The leaves were particularly colourful this year and they seemed to last for weeks. It has also been a particularly warm… Continue reading

Common Ground – October 2023

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” Robert Browning I’m guessing that we’re all tired of the word unprecedented. But this year’s growing season was unprecedented with its consistent (until recently) rainfall and lack of early frost. On the first day of October… Continue reading

Dinosaur Zucchini Terrorizing Millbrook

Caution is advised for Millbrook residents after the recent shocking revelation of a possible dinosaur-zucchini hybrid creature roaming at large in the area. This alarming information came to light after a secret laboratory was discovered in the basement of a local home, where it is alleged that risky “experiments” have… Continue reading

A Sanctuary for Flowers and Their Admirers

Don’t assume that because The Floral Sanctuary is a business inspired by a dream about flowers that owner Shannon Van Denbroek is a romantic wearing rose-coloured glasses. She is in fact a realist who brings her extensive experience in inventory management to her new venture.  With fond memories of growing… Continue reading