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Aldona at Large: Fresh and Raw

Aldona at Large: Fresh and Raw

When it comes to food, I’m a goat. I’ll eat pretty much anything. I don’t believe in limiting my options, so despite having the greatest respect for vegetarians and vegans, I’ve never been...

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Aldona at Large: It’s An Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Aldona at Large: It’s An Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Last Tuesday, I drove out to Landscape Ontario in Milton to participate in the judging of their Awards of Excellence, the winners of which will be announced at the upcoming October Expo for the...

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Aldona at Large: Beetlemania!

Aldona at Large: Beetlemania!

Talk about juggling their priorities: Japanese beetles are nature’s true multi-taskers, seemingly able to eat, bonk and defecate at the same time. Right now, they are munching away (um, among other...

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Aldona at Large: Sing a Song of Summer

Aldona at Large: Sing a Song of Summer

Talk about triumph over adversity: planted only this spring, the coneflowers in our new parking lot are blooming their fool heads off, despite the severe drought we’ve been experiencing and the...

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Aldona at Large: Rocky Raccoon Checked Into His Room…

Aldona at Large: Rocky Raccoon Checked Into His Room…

And unfortunately, it is my garage, an ancient metal job constructed from a Sears Roebuck mail-order kit. It must be nearly as old as the house, which was built in 1908. The garage is lined inside...

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Aldona at Large: Everything All at Once, Right Now!

Aldona at Large: Everything All at Once, Right Now!

Wow, what an “all at once” summer it’s been in the garden. The snapdragons you see above seed themselves in the gravel of my driveway, along with cosmos, opium poppies, various herbs, feverfew,...

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Aldona at Large: Fun in the Sun

Aldona at Large: Fun in the Sun

Woman to Woman Luncheon in the Garden committee chair Kathy Dembroski with fashion show models Last week was a Big One in our events calendar. Thursday was the day of our second annual Woman to...

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Aldona at Large: Cheep Thrills

Aldona at Large: Cheep Thrills

I’ve been a little bird-brained lately. Out in the TBG gardens, an arborist found and rescued this cheeky little cockatiel and brought it inside. Our kind-hearted facility and events manager,...

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Aldona at Large: People and Plants = Perfection!

Aldona at Large: People and Plants = Perfection!

Gardeners know that this is the busiest (and best) time of year, and your faithful scribbler hasn’t been letting any grass grow under her feet (except for the quack and crab variety). It’s not...

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Aldona at Large: It’s Good News Week

Aldona at Large: It’s Good News Week

The redbud in this photo may be weeping, but I’m all smiles: the City parking lot in front of our building is finally open. Hallelujah! All of us can now breathe a sigh of relief and put seven long...

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