OK .. first I have to say that Debbie posted before I did .. so I have to give her credit on beating me to the punch .. it has been a slow blogging day for me .. the well was running dry .. but heck ! Aunt Debbie reminded me of my seed/plant catalog , Lee Valley Tools (with the coolest gadgets for even people that didn't think they needed gadgets ! .. and sadly the end of a Canadian gardening magazine) ..
Canada only had two gardening magazines .. strange for such a BIG country with stats showing so many more people, garden now, than ever before .. so how do they rationalize dropping "Gardening Life" .. leaving Canadian Gardening to fill the gap for a large group of very frustrated gardeners who enjoy our OWN magazines that relate to our own country. Nothing against the American magazines .. but hey .. we need our own perspective right ?
This magazine was pulled so quickly none of the regular writers got a chance to do a wrap up and good bye piece .. it was BANG ! done deal .. and that is just plain sad.
So is our lack of gardening shows for Canadians .. we don't want to turn our gardens into extended living rooms .. I hate those shows that do that .. and it seems they aren't listening to REAL gardeners .. just "designers" .. the whole deal makes me mad.
But like our politicians ... "they don't listen to us" ?
OK .. off that soap box .. so, this is the last issue for Gardening Life I will get .. BIG sigh.
Lee Valley .. what can I say .. I love their STUFF !! .. they have things you didn't know you needed until you saw them in that catalog .. : )
My first seed catalog of the season .. T&T SEEDS from Manitoba .. if it can't grow there , you don't NEED IT !! haha .. Manitoba is a cold place in the winter .. they have lots of time and energy to use towards breeding great varieties of seeds and plants .. they rock !
That is where my Morden Sunrise (rose) was bred .. good and cold Manitoba : )
So in conclusion .. I didn't mean to piggy-back Aunt Debbie .. she just knocked a few cobwebs out of my brain and darn it ... the light filtered through finally ? zzzzzzzz !