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...some Narcissus Replete double daffodils grown in the yard. I really love their soft, ruffled layers. I think I'll plant more in the same area this fall so that next spring is even better. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at elephantine
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Hi Eryn! the train departs from King Street Station (in the International Dist.) and it's about a four hour ride up to Vancouver. There are a handful of stops along the way but Vancouver is the final destination. A lot of the ride is scenic; if you do go, you can try asking for a seat on the left side of the train when you ride north, and visa versa when you come back down, since that gives you the best view. (Seats are assigned as you board.) They also sell food on one end of the train – like coffee, bagels, etc. Hope that helps; if you're wondering about anything else, let me know.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on a long weekend in vancouver at elephantine
I feel better hearing that growing broccoli is difficult for other people as well -- I should go the kale route like you're doing. thanks and happy gardening, kristina!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on garden notes / early april at elephantine
multi-tasking while listening to audiobooks is the best :) glad to hear the paper pot maker has worked well for you!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on garden notes / early april at elephantine
that sounds great and resourceful; I'll keep it in mind for the future. thanks for sharing!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on garden notes / early april at elephantine
happy to share! the cover is from here: http://www.gardeners.com/Tall-Pest-Control-Pop-Ups/8587859RS,default,pd.html?start=2&q=pest%20control -– I was originally planning on building a cover myself with wood/netting but when i came across that pop-up one it seemed perfect for what I needed. so far it seems to be keeping out pests well and sun/rain is still able to get through.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on garden notes / early april at elephantine
ah, those would be perfect!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on garden notes / early april at elephantine
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I spent the last few days enjoying Vancouver—it's been years since I visited! Some highlights from the trip: taking a picturesque train ride along the coast, exploring Stanley Park and Granville Island, spending the morning at the aquarium (the sweet,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at elephantine
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Do you have a favorite way to start seeds indoors? Since this was my first time, I used a seed starting kit (like this) but the peat pellets have tended to dry out pretty fast. I like the idea of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at elephantine
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so cute!
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This outdoor space, these string lights, this fabric, and these pretty margaritas. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at elephantine
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thank you, erin! though it's a different format, my favorite online source of fiction is the New Yorker fiction podcast: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/podcast
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on a poem for friday at elephantine
oh, shannon - so many people are going to find solace in this post. thinking of you, and hoping the best for that 10%. 'The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.' -khalil gibran
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...a few branches of flowering quince. (I love that pink.) Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at elephantine
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Light Years is one of my very favorite books :) I'm always opening it back up to read a paragraph here and there. Happy reading, Kate!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
:)
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
Hope you get a chance to read both sometime :) thanks for your comment, Lindsay.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
thanks, Chelsey! x
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There's lots of books that have that same effect on me – I lose the details, but remember the essence. Happy reading, Christina!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2014 on recommended reading at elephantine
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Enjoy any good books lately? Here's four I've recently read and would recommend: a dystopian novel, a strange and luminous collection of short stories, and two books for writers: the first because it contains a superb collection of excerpts, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at elephantine
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as a child, I ambled through the overgrown pines spreading rumors into the knots in trees— because why should they care? they were just trees. you can lie to a tree and nobody will berate you you can lie under... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at elephantine
yes, I've actually started some snow peas indoors! they're looking good so far :)
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2014 on the garden of sixteen possibilities at elephantine
I've never heard of straw bale gardening! I hope it works out well for you :)
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2014 on the garden of sixteen possibilities at elephantine
that sounds great – I'll keep my eye out for it. thanks, allison!
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2014 on the garden of sixteen possibilities at elephantine
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Last summer I grew a handful of tasty tomatoes but failed at my other vegetable attempts. I'm more hopeful about this year. Ever since the first hints of spring, I've been weeding, sowing flower seeds around the yard, and planning... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at elephantine
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