Category Archives: Gardening Posting
I always said I didn’t like Roses. Not because I don’t like the flowers but because the bushes look pretty bad in the Winter. My new garden has lots of mature Rose bushes in it and they are all flowering right now.
I have white, cream, scarlet, pink, yellow – fragrant, spray, climbers, ramblers – you name it. I must admit I’m coming around to the idea of Roses. They really are blowing my mind. And such a great cut flower too. My house is literally full.
Once in a while I like to see what is for sale in my neck of the woods, Portland is only a few hours away and they always have some modern architecture happening. I really like the verticality of this modern home. The sliding slatted window coverings are a pretty functional design element. The wood facade and all of the wood on the interiors may be a little much for my taste but well done. The feature that most appeals to me is how open the interiors are, you really get a sense of volume.
The piano staircase; the ability to change peoples behaviour through fun, inquisitive design.
To encourage people to use the staries instead of the escalator at Odenplan subway station in Stockholm the stairs were turned into piano keys. After they were installed there was a 66% higher usage of the stairs compared to the escalators.
The Heritage Radio Network (HRN) broadcasts live from a shipping container that is set in the midst of a thriving urban garden that grows behind Roberta’s–a pizzeria in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In June, I was lucky enough to visit the radio station, teach a class about herbs in the garden, eat a delicious pizza on the patio and down a cold beer. Yesterday HRN invited me to be a guest on The Farm Report, one of the station’s many food-related radio programs, to discuss harvesting (you can stream the show here or download the podcast on iTunes). As I
One of my Shallots started to wilt around two weeks ago. The foliage turned an unusual light green colour and started to keel over. Over time it just continued getting worse and worse with no sign of recovery and so I thought it was about time to find out what was wrong.
As you can see here it was the only one of the bulbs to be affected in the row.
When I dug up the plant the culprit was clear; Onion Fly. The base of the Onion is beginning to rot and you can see tiny maggots (larvae) wriggling out.