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Bob Ewing

Joined 12 years ago from New Brunswick Last activity 7 weeks ago

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  • Why Native Plants Are Important
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    Why Native Plants Are Important

    7 weeks ago

    The main reasons for global bees-decline are industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens and climate change. The loss of biodiversity, destruction of habitat and lack of forage due to monocultures and bee-killing pesticides are particular threats for honeybees and wild pollinators.

  • Food: Grow Your Own
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    Food: Grow Your Own

    2 weeks ago

    Once again, food prices are on the rise that alone could be sufficient incentive to get outside and grow some of your own food. Correction, you do not have to even get outside to grow your own, if the will to grow exists the way can be found. ...

  • Why Your Business Idea Requires A Market Plan
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    Why Your Business Idea Requires A Market Plan

    6 weeks ago

    You have made the decision and are getting set to make the bold move; starting up your own business. You know what the product or service is that you will be offering; but do you know who your competition is? Do you know whether people are...

  • How to Attract Bees, Birds and Butterflies
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    How to Attract Bees, Birds and Butterflies

    9 days ago

    The three Bs, birds, bees and butterflies are a gardener’s good friends. If you make a few wise plants choices, refrain from engaging in chemical warfare and understand that Nature will provide what you need, then you are well on your way to...

  • How to Turn a Small Space Into a Great Garden
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    How to Turn a Small Space Into a Great Garden

    2 weeks ago

    Small spaces may present some gardening challenges but with a bit of planning and careful thought you can create a great garden in the tiniest of places. Be it backyard, balcony, or rooftop,

  • The Gardener's Kitchen: Easter Lilies
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    The Gardener's Kitchen: Easter Lilies

    10 months ago

    The Second World War is responsible for the growth of the Easter Lily industry in the United States. The Easter Lily or Lilium longiflorum was originally grown in Japan and up until 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl harbour Japan dominated the...

  • The Ideal Picnic
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    The Ideal Picnic

    2 months ago

    Our favourite picnic spot is along side the RestigoucheRiver which sits between the provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec.

  • Plant Propagation: Do You Have to Use Moss to Propagate by Air Layering? What Else Could You Use?
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    Plant Propagation: Do You Have to Use Moss to Propagate by Air Layering? What Else Could You Use?

    5 weeks ago

    Air layering is an alternative means to propagate house plants that are larger and possibly overgrown; for example you can air layer rubber plants, croton, or dieffenbachia if have lost most of their lower leaves. Azaleas and other woody...

  • Movie Memories
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    Movie Memories

    5 weeks ago

    When I was growing up in what was then known as Alderwood, which later became Etobiocke and then Toronto, there were three movie theaters on Lakeshore Blvd, all near each other.

  • The Food Garden- Maximum Yield
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    The Food Garden- Maximum Yield

    2 months ago

    People garden for many reasons; some because they enjoy being busy and being outside. Some garden to grow prize winning roses; some to grow tomatoes; other seeks herbs and some garden to enhance the value of their property. There are many...

  • How to Grow Great Tomatoes
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    How to Grow Great Tomatoes

    7 weeks ago

    The tomato is one of the most commonly grown plants for home gardeners. They are reasonable easy to care for, once you get them started which I do indoors from seed about six weeks before I put them out. It can get quite cool here until around...

  • How to Design the Fragrant Garden
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    How to Design the Fragrant Garden

    2 months ago

    I have always considered gardening to be one of the oldest professions perhaps not as old as some but still one that has ancient roots. I also believe that anyone who wants to can garden. The size and location of the garden will vary with the...

  • How to Force Bulbs Indoors
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    How to Force Bulbs Indoors

    8 months ago

    Winter and the garden is sleeping under a thick blanket of snow, keeping warm until Spring arrives and calls the bulbs that brighten our Springtime gardens and ease our snow worn eyes. You do not have to wait until Spring to enjoy your favourite...

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