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Are you still holding on to your antiques?

My kids and I love visiting my sister’s ranch outside Kamloops. The drive is very scenic and much faster now that we no longer have to stop for diaper changes. The ranch is very quiet and the sunsets are spectacular. The kids quickly turn the place into a playground because my sister’s outdoor riding rink […]

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Self-propelled dream

Lately I’ve been hanging out on Quora.com where visitors can ask any question they want and when they find an answer they like, they up-vote it to make the writer rank higher. As a top ten writer in landscaping, as of last week, I get to answer a lot of questions and many of them […]

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Lessons from landscape cowboys

What’s wrong here?  The Facebook post with this picture asked if the worker should be fired but it wasn’t clear if the photo was staged for fun or serious. If it was staged we can laugh it off and move on but if it wasn’t we can draw several lessons from it. Training I get […]


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Don’t miss the CanWest Hort Show

The CanWest Horticulture Show is the biggest trade show in the province and well-worth attending. It’s happening over two days on September 26 and 27, 2018, at the Tradex in Abbotsford, British Columbia.     Why attend? As a landscape professional I love attending this event. Every year I attend the full-day Urban Foresters Symposium […]

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Always mow with care

While listening to Penelope Lively’s audiobook “Life in the garden“, I came across a fantastic poem by Philip Larkin (1922-1985) called “The mower”. It’s well worth reading because it contains several lessons.   The Mower The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found A hedgehog jammed up against the blades, Killed. It had been in the long […]

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Why landscapers love the Stihl HS 82T power shears

I love it when I get to test out new machines in the field because I get to handle something new and I get to form my own opinions. Testing the Stihl HS 82T power shears was one such joyous occasion. All I knew was that this set had more power and therefore higher blade […]

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