August 26, 2015
Okay Miss Vicky – the bad pun in the title of this posting is for YOU!
But the post is really about harvesting sage. We have a LOT of it! It smells amazing as I clip it and I’m pretty sure that breathing that fragrance truly does clear my mind :-)
As they say, “sage advice“…
Here are photos. Yesterday I harvested a few leaves each from about 30 of our 500 plants. It was really only a slight tidying of those plants. I just clipped a few bits that were sticking up and the plants I worked with still look very full. That gave me about five full grocery bags (11 racks in the drying room). So, there’s more available for sure!
I really should do the rest – it will help the plants form a full round shape, rather than get leggy and tall.
August 1, 2015
Woodwynn Peace Garden, Late July 2015
Looking forward to a wonderful August.
July 17, 2015
The sage and lavender plants in the Woodwynn Peace garden are growing. We’ve had a heat wave and many many dry days this summer so regular hand watering (our only option) has been required. It’s hot work, but the wonderful view, the fragrance, the sounds of eagles (and other birds, drones, and sometimes even parachutists), being right there near the ground with baby lizards that are only 3 inches long — as well as having delicious blackberries nearby — already ripe in early July, well, there are a lot of things that make it all worthwhile.
And we can’t begin to say how grateful we are to know that other folks love this garden and want to look after it too! Thank you to ALL who have been helping along the way. And to all who visit and enjoy a few peaceful moments in this very special location.
We are still pulling small thistles constantly and there are rogue blackberries that need to be monitored in a few places on the labyrinth and in the sage beds. Funny how those blackberries are friends when they grow a few meters outside of the garden but enemies when they appear inside :-)
Please see http://www.twoglassyladies.ca/peacesanctuary/?page_id=43 for more information about when the garden is open and how it came to be….
June 17, 2015
Video of the Woodwynn Peace Garden – by Shaw TV South Vancouver Island.
I love how this video conveys the message of hope that *is* Woodwynn Farms. As Terrance tells us – stay on the path and don’t get lost!
May 3, 2015
Anytime the Woodwynn Farm market is open, folks can also visit the Peace Garden and walk the labyrinth.
We were sooooo happy about the official opening yesterday. The turnout was wonderful, the weather was perfect and it was a truly emotional day.
Here are some photos (not all are from yesterday, but most are).
Note that Samuel’s sculpture “Borrowed Light” was installed in time for the opening day. I hadn’t posted about that yet. It’s been a busy time for us!
April 30, 2015
Our Peace Garden project got some coverage today! We’re just about ready for the official opening on Saturday.
(A big “thank you” to Adrian Chamberlain and Bruce Stotesbury)
April 29, 2015
“Solstice” – our steel and recycled glass sculpture. We took it to Nanaimo yesterday and installed it (with lots of help from the City of Nanaimo – thanks guys!!).
I love the location, across the street from the Port Theatre and right on the waterway path that lead to Maffeo Sutton Park.
Here’s a photo that gives a bit of the idea of what it looks like. We’ll go back and take some more on a sunny morning soon and get the feeling of the light shining through.
Sculpture by Elizabeth Wellburn, Samuel Houston, Deryk Houston
UPDATE: Here are a couple of recent photos, taken at sunset at the end of May 2015:
And here’s my previous tweet with additional information.