Category: House & Home

CLC At Your (Tree) Service

April showers bring May flowers. The flowers should be brilliant this May then one would think. No matter, we just had a few days of sunshine and you can see the evidence of that most places you look. Area residents have been out in droves raking up dead tree branches, spreading spring fertilizer, deadheading plants that were… Read more »

Time for the 2013 London Spring Home & Garden Show

Do you have this weekend marked on our calendars Londoners? If not, you should, as it is the 2013 London Spring Home and Garden Show. It is the 37th year that the Home and Garden Show will be gracing the Western Fair Grounds and it is shaping up to be another fabulous event. Did you… Read more »

Spring Tree TLC from CLC

While Londoners might not be impressed with all the rain we’re receiving this week (upwards of 100 mm!), there is a bright spot in all this precipitation. I have to believe that it is finally a true harbinger of spring! It is time to get outside and enjoy nature and outdoor life once again. That… Read more »

A CLC Christmas

This week winter officially arrives in the Northern hemisphere. Friday will be the Winter Solstice, when the longest night occurs.  Makes me tired just thinking about it. The good news about that is that from then on out, the days begin to get longer. The sun will gradually get closer and closer to us until… Read more »

Christmas Tree Cookie Recipes

Less than two weeks til Christmas! Only 12 days to go. The time is just flying by and for most of us, there is still plenty to do. I would guess that your exterior Christmas Decor is done and the inside of your home looks cheery too. I’m sure that many of you have your… Read more »

Songs of Christmas Greenery

“I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, underneath the mistletoe last night…”¹ “Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la…”² “The Holly and the Ivy, when they are both full grown…”³ “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, thy leaves are so unchanging…”4 What do these Christmas songs all have in common? Why, the… Read more »

Time to Rake

It seems like Thanksgiving is the last bastion of summer, with fall coming on full force as soon as the smell of turkey has drifted off on the autumn breeze. Local trees are hitting their glorious best, with colours of orange, red and yellow dominating the leafy landscape. You know what that means, don’t you?… Read more »

A Recipe or Tree: Fruit Tree Recipes

As summer days fade to fall, harvest time is upon us. In the garden, people are busily plucking tomatoes from vines, pulling beets from the ground and cutting corn free from its stalks. It is a wonderful time of bounty, but that is not restricted to just the garden plot. If you look to the… Read more »

SUMMER DRINKS: A Toast to Trees

A little bit of rain goes a long way to ensuring the health of trees. Thankfully, that is exactly what we are getting today. As the City of London issued a tree watering alert yesterday, I am sure that everyone is happy to see that precipitation, plus the cooler weather that it brings. Hopefully that… Read more »

Leaves: A Gift From The Trees

Last weekend was a brilliant one. The sun shone with not a cloud in the sky and daytime temperatures were reminiscent of any great summer day. I am sure there were more than a few of you who stepped into the garden to take advantage of the warm weather, by starting your garden clean up…. Read more »