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Stories Tagged - Summer

April 11, 2016 | Donna Balzer

First signs of spring

Plants may not wear a watch, but they know what time it is

newDonnawebIt's March and days are ripe and sunny enough for a patio lunch downtown. Other days bring wind and snow and winter boots out of the closet. Seriously, is there really anything a newbie gardener can do outside this early in the season?

Sarah found out by accident that there is plenty you can do early. She attempted to plant her spinach in May with her other garden crops a couple of years ago and then found out, by surprise, that spinach could tell time. Perhaps not time the way people measure minutes but certainly plant time, as dictated by the sun and the moon.

When the days got longer close to summer solstice on June 21, Sarah's spinach, barely four leaves old, suddenly bloomed and went to seed. She was devastated because spinach is one of her favorite foods and it was finished for the season before July.

Jan. 06, 2015 | CREBNow

In photos: Summer city

It's a snowy start to the New Year in Calgary.

As the snowflakes fall today, we at CREBNow thought we'd share a few images from summer in the city to warm you up on this chilly day.

July 09, 2014 | CREBNow

Hammock haven

Some options for swinging away on a summer's day

Summer has finally arrived and it's always best to be outside on a beautiful day. Of all the outdoor furniture pieces on my "must-have" list, the hammock remains my No. 1 choice. What could be better than swinging away on a lazy afternoon with a cool drink and a good book?

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