Witch Hazel blooming in the Government House Winter Garden BR -Jan2015
Last weekend the hunt was on for the elusive Witch Hazel! Beautiful January bloomers, you know you are getting close to one when you are get a whiff of a wonderful light sweet sent drifting in the cool winter air. I found a Witch Hazel in bloom in the Winter Garden section of the Government House Gardens in Victoria.
Witch Hazel leaves and bark have been used as a medicinal treatment externally on sores, bruises, and swelling for centuries. You can checkout “15 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel” for more details.
The RHS has a very complete guide on growing Witch Hazel.
To learn more about Government House Gardens, a free admission garden in Victoria maintained by over 200 volunteer gardeners check out this Government House Gardens Interactive Map.
“Collard greens provide 4 core antioxidants and are sometimes referred to as a superfood because it’s an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese and vitamin E. Collards are also fat free, cholesterol free and low in calories.”
Read the full article here.
1955 Simplicity Walk Behind Tractor BR2015
If you need the manual for one of these vintage tractors here it is !
Simplicity-LB-FB-VA Manual -PDF
This course offered by Columbia University may interest you !
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Comox Glacier Source: Wikimedia Commons
The Vancouver Island, Coast and Gulf Islands Agricultural Show is happening in beautiful Courtenay BC this year.
Lots to see and learn !