July 8th, 2005

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More future moments

Hey, galacticvoyeur, doesn't this just sound cool? As a drummer of sorts myself, I think the idea of being able to just "plug in" my drum and play along with amplified musicians would be great. I can also see where this sort of thing would be a great boon to things like the Live 8 concerts and the currently-running Winnipeg Folk Festival. Removing one set of set-up hassles for the sound guys would just make everything that much easier.
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And in this corner....

Earlier this year, the city came by and removed a tree from the north side of my driveway. It was sad to see the big tree go, but at least it made things a little brighter in that part of the yard.

The bad news is that the newly brightened area proved to be a lovely breeding ground for Creeping Charlie; my old nemesis. Well, I went looking for something that I could plant over in that area and was specifically looking for something that bloomed fairly early, since most of my perennials are just starting their blooming here in July. I found not only an answer to my early-blooming need, but perhaps a challenger for dominance in the plant arena!

This fall, I'll be looking to stock up on Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis) to plant there north of the driveway. Said to "spread aggressively by rhizomes" (one of those), I'm hoping that it will be able to compete against the foul Charlie. It has much lovelier leaves than Charlie's clumpy lobes and puts out very pretty white flowers besides.

I'll look forward to finding out if it's reputation is as deserving as it sounds!