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The gooseberry 2016 03 24  Harbourview Park  NV  garden flowers A first flower is crocus.   Crocus flowers are one of the brightest and earliest spring bloomers. Plant them in the fall and these easy-to-grow bulbs will light up your yard.2017 03 17 dc flowerswarm spring-like weather in Vancouver means many gardening enthusiasts have already got their hands dirty.

Veggies Seeds to start in March

  • Cool weather veggies go in now including:-arugula, broad beans, collards, corn salad, kale, Oriental greens, peas, radishes and spinach. Our robust veggie starts are generally in stock by early March.

Veggies Seeds to start in April

  • In addition to the above March list you can also plant:- beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots (unless we are having a colder/wetter spring) fennel, green onions, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, parsnips, swiss chard and turnips

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  • March is the month to feed your garden. Trees, shrubs, hedges, roses, perennials, vines, and small fruits can all be fertilized now. We stock a large selection of organic fertilizers which we know you will love! Our bulk ‘Organic Mix ‘ Fertilizer makes it easy and it is great for just about everything and is available in a large sack or in small amounts by the pound.  Not sure what to use or how?  Ask us and we will show you:)
  • Rhododendrons, azaleas, heather, camellias, hedges and other acid loving plants can be fertilized with Plant Prod ‘Ever Acid’ liquid fertilizer for lovely deep green foliage and for the acidifying that they need
  • Plant new trees, shrubs, roses, perennials, pansies, small fruits and hardy herbs. Include bonemeal, peat moss and manure or your own compost when planting and don’t forget to water new transplants frequently
  • Hold off trimming down bulbs such as tulips and daffodils until the foliage is yellowing as this process is feeding the bulb for next Spring
  • Prune summer blooming clematis back to about 3′. Leave Spring blooming varieties of clematis to prune, if necessary, after they flower as you would cut off the buds if you pruned these now
  • Prune roses when the daffodils begin to bloom (usually early to mid March) and apply ¼ cup dry Epson salts around the base and scratch it in
  • Prune Spring blooming shrubs such as Forsythia, magnolia and lilac after flowering
  • Weed gardens before the weeds have a chance to flower and go to seed
  • Compost or manure can be added to flower beds now
  • Purchase summer flowering bulbs, roots, and tubers such as dahlias, lilies, hostas, glads and plant as packages recommend.  Generally the winter hardy types like lilies and hostas are planted after March 1st and non-winter hardy types like dahlias and glads are planted after April 1st.  Begonias are started indoors from February on but do not get transplanted outdoors until after Mother’s Day (same as most annuals)
  • This is the time of year that the large shipments of new plants arrive and there is just about always something new at the Garden Centre!

Lawn Caregar big lawn

  • Control Moss in lawns if necessary (You will need two days of dry weather after it has been applied)
  • Thatch lawn to remove thatch in older lawns and dead moss in lawns recently treated with moss control. (10 days after moss control)
  • Lime lawns in preparation for fertilizing about two weeks later
  • Feed lawn with a good quality Spring fertilizer.  We like BC made Garden Pro 32-4-8 as it is made for our specific growing conditions
  • Pull dandelions and other weeds from lawn before they flower and make new seeds

Ensure plants used in  gardens will provide visual enjoyment all year long and meet the the sizes set out are set out front to back where visibility is a concern

plant right tree place aplusIn the garden.Garden accents can take the form of some serious statuary or be as delicate as a glass wind chime. Big or small, I believe such accents give the viewer information just as my card Does

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has been Working on the North Shore 25 years
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From -Lawn care to Tree topping, Pruning trees and Shrubs & Trimming hedges. also paving stones …. pathways and retaining walls.
Drainage and Ponds, Sprinkler systems & Rubbish Removal

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❀A Garden Beauty ❀ is Like waves At the Ocean

Now is the time to breathe and nourish the soul. We all have our own way of doing that.

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I will be Meditating on glorious color, harmony—and beauty in the garden as I  Work and play.

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2006 05 pond West Vancouver

 

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2006 05 pond West Vancouver

Waterfall leading to a second pond in West Vancouver BC

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And a pumpkin patch in the yard in the rain makes Color

 

 

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Rock Garden

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Fall color Pond

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And for when it rains you need a Hobbit House

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❀ And A Place to rest when it snows ❀

 

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Garden Beauty

 

So nice flower gardens with colorful flowers different height garden decoration ideas bring the beauty into any Garden

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Just plant your plants flowers and trees in the Right place place

 

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A-Plus Lawn and Garden does it professionally with all the Good tools and experience that is needed.
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Drainage and Ponds, Sprinkler systems & Rubbish Removal

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This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

Call the stock broker :]

TechCrunch

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.

OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam Freeman says this new kind of battery, the one he’s working on, could power even a Tesla. And he says it could do it 200X greater than the current lithium-based battery used today.

He’s created a research company called alGAS that aims to prove just that.

Freeman says the algae battery also charges faster and lasts longer than current ion batteries used in, say, your cell phone, iPad… or a Tesla. As Freeman explains, paper-thin fibers in algae provide an easier surface for ions to get through, resulting in a charge in as little as 11 seconds, not minutes or hours.

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Vancouver Changing 1931 Looking North from Vancouver

Vancouver Changing 1931  Looking North from Vancouver

Out with the old and in with the new and if that keeps up, Were going look like this, all the time and not just For a big Event >

v an awsum street party 1918. Image Courtesy of the Vancouver Archives.

Like the human fly Act “Over-Town” in Vancoucer With a awsum street party in 1918.

human Fly 1918

The Human Fly, Friday 1 November 1918

Harry Gardiner, aka “The Human Fly,” climbed 700 or so buildings in North America & Europe, unaided by any safety or climbing gear. Here he can be seen dangling from the fifth floor of the World Building (now the Sun Tower), with a huge throng of spectators packed in the street and on nearby rooftops.
completed in 1912, it was called the World Building and was the tallest building in the British Empire at 82 metres

the Sun Tower wascompleted in 1912, it was called the World Building and was the tallest building in the British Empire at 82 metres for its time.

New Laws for Fingerprints and DNA

New Laws for Fingerprints and DNA

I am glad for the  Dogs… without this problem ..but in..

RALEIGH North Carolina residents applying for welfare could be asked to provide their physical fingerprints to the Department of Social Services under a House bill that tightens regulations on benefit applicants.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/21/4180329/fingerprinting-provision-in-nc.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/21/4180329/fingerprinting-provision-in-nc.html

I guess they rely want to know all about you.
who needs a chip when they have you DNA sample.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/06/03/supreme-court-dna-cheek-swab-rape-unsolved-crimes/2116453/

Hog weed the plant not to play with.

Hog weed the plant not to play with.

Giant hogweed can cause severe dermatitis if sap contacts skin and then is exposed to sunlight

please read for yourself and friends

Giant hogweed is an invasive non-native plant species that is invading streamside (riparian) areas throughout North America and Europe.

French Creek likely has the oldest population of giant hogweed in western Canada and it is considered the epicenter of invasion on southeastern Vancouver Island.
Giant hogweed plants can grow up to 5 m tall and produce up to 120,000 seeds upon flowering.

Giant hogweed is a human health hazard. Contact with sap in the presence of sunlight can cause skin blisters (contact dermatitis).

The Invasive Alien Plants Program (IAPP), a program of B.C. Ministry of Forests & Range, has developed a management strategy to manage giant hogweed in the French Creek watershed in association with landowners and interested groups.

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http://frenchcreekhogweed.ca/

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Go green and help Your Green Team

Go green and help Your Green Team

Trees clean the air. Tree foliage works as a natural air filter of particulate matter such as dust, micro sized metals and pollutants such as ozone, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and sulfur dioxides. Trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Combined with the cooling effect of trees, these processes can have a significant impact on reducing smog and overall air pollution.

Trees improve water quality. A healthy urban forest can have a strong influence on our region’s water quality. Tree canopies and root systems slow and reduce storm water runoff, flooding and erosion. Trees also help filter water runoff reducing potential sources of water pollution into our rivers and storm drains.

Trees save energy. Trees cool the air naturally in two ways: through water evaporating from the leaves and direct shade. Homes shaded by trees need less energy for cooling which means lower monthly utility bills in summer and a reduced need for utilities to increase power generation to meet peak load demand.

Trees raise real estate value. Shaded neighborhoods and well-landscaped yards have a positive economic influence on real estate values, timeliness of house sales and neighborhood desirability. Studies report that landscaping speeds the sale of a home by four to six weeks

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF A TREE?

A tree can return up to $2.70 for each $1 on community investment…that’s a 270% return (based on a 40 year average life span according to Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, Davis, CA)

Four trees planted around a home can save up to 30% on summer cooling costs.
One million trees save $10 million a year in energy costs.
Forty trees remove 80 pounds of air pollutants annually.
Four million trees can save $20 million in air pollution clean up.
Four hundred trees capture 140,000 gallons of rainwater annually.
Four million trees save $14 million dollars in annual storm water runoff costs.
Trees in commercial parking lots induce shoppers to spend 11% more for goods and services

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