Author: Bruce

About Bruce

Bruce lives in Alberta, close by the eastern slope of the Canadian Rockies. Bruce loves gardening during the short Canadian summer, and enjoys contributing to Big Granite during the long winter months. Look for stories on the things he loves; family, the outdoors & anything to with gardening.

It’s Tilling Time Again


Spring has sprung Spring has finally sprung here on the 52nd parallel and it was a long time coming. However, after 6 months of winter spent dreaming of gardening, studying seed catalogues, spending hours with my friend Google looking for that perfect new squirrel proof bird feeder, and planning my gardening activities in general, I’m […]

Suncast GC1500B Portable Outdoor Gardening Center


I love spring! I love the smell of new growth, the sound of the birds returning, the ever lengthening days, the first glimpse of green appearing, the crocuses peeking out of the snow, and of course the wonderful sight of the spring bulbs magically sprouting from the cold soil; daffodils, tulips and the like. I […]

5 “Must Haves” When Looking For a Potting Bench


So it’s time to relieve the back ache when settling in for the annual ritual of preparing your hanging baskets and the like? Here’s five “must have” features to look for when you start your search for a great potting bench. 1 – Get the height right Make sure it’s of the right height. There’s […]

Roll on Spring


Old Man Winter is finally retreating it seems up here in Canada. It’s been a long stretch as the snow came in some 5 months ago, and is still with us but it is diminishing slowly. Five long months since we packed all the patio furniture cushions up in our new Lifetime Extra Large Storage […]

Strathwood St. Thomas Deep Seat Motion Chair with Cushions Review

Strathwood St. Thomas Deep Seat Motion Chair with Cushions

If you are like me then you may have an old resin outdoor furniture set sitting there in the backyard taking up space, but really not doing much else at all. Unloved and under-utilized, I was looking for the perfect excuse to get rid of it. The fact that it seemed to always have mold […]

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