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The Nightshade Family

Posted on July 27th, 2018

It is exciting and embarrassing when I get asked a plant question that I don’t know the answer to. Recently I was asked; “What’s the deal with Nightshades? What do potatoes and tomatoes have in common?” I scrambled. I knew eggplant and peppers, were in there too, the family had something to do with the seeds…maybe? No that… Read more

ATB Place/Telus House a Hidden Gem

Posted on July 20th, 2018

The best things in life are hidden in plain view. ATB Place is a #yeg little known gem. And we are not just talking about the food court, which has the some of the best pizza slices in town. We are referring instead to the experience of being in Telus House and ATB Place. The… Read more

Nerium Oleander- A Toxic Beauty

Posted on July 11th, 2018

If you consider the Michael Pollan thesis in Botany of Desire, the Oleander is a real head-scratcher. He argues that the crops we take pride and ownership of success, (examples; the potato, and the apple tree) actually have a major role in their own dominance. He sees their ability to seduce us into cultivating them,… Read more

Galleria Condominiums

Posted on July 4th, 2018

Do you ever walk by a plantscape and think; gosh I’d love to just live here? What if you did? Greenjeans works with the Galleria Condominiums on 99th Ave. If you ever get the chance the common atrium space is beautiful to be in. The high glass ceiling, the glistening pebble floor and of course… Read more