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And the winner is…

Yes! We won! The staff of Outdoor Living Today chose this picture as 2011 Best Picture of the Year. I blogged about building this pergola last October and we decided to enter some of the pictures I posted on Outdoor Living Today’s photo contest. Last week I received an e-mail informing me we won this year’s [...]

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The Pergola Project

“Pergo-wha?” As I have mentioned in my previous post, we took on a project which we thought would be done by the end of spring. Unfortunately, with the constant rain and mosquito infestation in the city, the project took longer to complete than we expected. However, it was definitely worth it. It was a lot [...]

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Earth Day Inspiration: Ginkaku-ji

This special day reminded me of a garden we visited in Kyoto, Japan. It was in the Zen temple called Ginkaku-ji, the “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”. While the temple was closed for renovations during our visit, the gardens remained open to the public. It was definitely one of the most beautiful gardens we visited [...]

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Wellington Garden Centre

A friend and colleague knew that we were looking for some ideas on what to do with our backyard. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with it but it’s just kinda “blah” since it’s basically just a nice lawn with two trees in each corner. She told me to visit Wellington Garden Centre located in [...]

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