Helen Lang

HELEN LANG: Fitting more peas into the pod

Wow! It’s a really, really chilly one today and the wind is very unkind.

HELEN LANG: Some gift ideas for the very special gardener friend of yours

The days seem to be flying by and I seem to be stalled in low gear and unable to shift into “drive!”

HELEN LANG: Till your gardens with hope in mind

Our ancestors planted food out of necessity and here we all are, alive, just to prove it worked.

HELEN LANG: Pick your seeds carefully

By all means experiment if you have room for the ones you usually grow but do try a row of the new variety as an experiment.

HELEN LANG: January and February bring us new seed options

The start of another year and we wonder what it will bring.

HELEN LANG: Tamp down the soil to reduce those air pockets

If might be a good idea to buy yourself a row-boat for Christmas in case we get marooned.

HELEN LANG: Showing the spirit of Christmas

I don’t want you to get too excited, so I’ll mention that Christmas is fast approaching.

HELEN LANG: Moving on to a happier place where there’s no war

We honour them still, just over 60 years later, for their bravery.

HELEN LANG: Pass along a good education

There were students who worked at night, those who house (or baby) sat, part-time to pay for text books or to pay for clothing.

HELEN LANG: A little slice of wild growth

But like so many lovely things in life, it wasn’t practical, so it had to go.

HELEN LANG: Getting closer to the harvest season

The balcony is looking very bare but those wonderful geraniums are still standing tall and beautiful.

HELEN LANG: A soul of generosity, Lucy was a fine example

What a gal! I loved Lucy, as did everyone who knew her.

HELEN LANG: Home was a busy place with kids coming and going

My dear husband used to say, “At least no-one is in jail!”

HELEN LANG: The delightful and hardy petunia

We are now approaching the hottest days of this summer, so decide now what clothes you can shed, before being arrested.

HELEN LANG: June is an interesting month

I know I’m old, but I’m not quite dead yet!

HELEN LANG: The garden kept calling my name

Suddenly it’s summer. This may be early June but it feels more like the end of July or the beginning of August. It is hot, baby, hot!

HELEN LANG: Winds stir up the leaves into changing patterns

Once in a while one escapes and rushes away, either floating quickly east or scurrying along the road.

HELEN LANG: Rain needed as seedlings sprout

We have reached that time of year when you can plant most vegetables.

HELEN LANG: Help the Red Cross reach people from Fort Mac

One of my grandsons lives in Edmonton and I’m so proud of him.

HELEN LANG: Give your mom a call, she deserves it

Mother’s Day is celebrated in May. Everyone has a Mother, so, for Pete’s sake, do something nice for her!