Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone from ScentedLeaf Team! 

 Merry Christmas everyone from ScentedLeaf (Bay Laurel bonsai)

Did you hang up a stoking on your wall?  Santa Claus is coming to town!
Just wanted to wish you and all yours a very happy Holiday.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Santa Claus Vancouver Parade 2011, The Spirit of Giving

Santa Claus was coming early to Vancouver this year ... on December 5th.

 Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011

Did you attend such an event before? Believe me, the spirit of  Christmas was nurturing in everyone during that happy and festive hour of  parade with a fantastic reaction of people to the beauty and joy, no matter what cultural or religious background they had.

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, collection car of Vancouver Fire Department

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, FALUN DAFA Organization

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, happy feet two

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, Kijiji carriage

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, music band of Vancouver Fire Department

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, wet jet

The main sponsor of this event was Rogers, but was a real pleasure to see all teams who were featuring  the Santa's Parade 2011 to Vancouver (the pictures proved this) :  Vancouver Police,  Vancouver Community Policing Centres,Toys4us, Worksafe BC, Kijiji,  Naden Band from Victoria BC, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, Vancouver Ambulance,  FALUN DAFA Organization, Purdy's Chocolate, Genesis Security, International Vancouver Airport, Eagle West, WAR AMPS, Vancouver Aquarium, Gingerbread Lane, Scouts Canada and Spartans.

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, music band

Russian Theater Show was concurred by some music, dancing,  gymnastics bands from Vancouver's, Burnaby and Richmond Schools - so many children giving of their time and skills for the others delight. Media was represented by CityTV, Breakfast Television BT, Mountain FM and Jack FM

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, media cars

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, Vancouver Aquarium

Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, carriage with ponei

 Santa Claus Parade, Vancouver, 2011, Gingerbread lane

The Spirit of Giving is in the air.  Stay around for Santa Claus' return on Christmas Eve and join to Santa's and ScentedLeaf Giveaway 2011.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Santa Claus and ScentedLeaf Giveaway 2011

The Christmas Eve is almost here ... and Santa Claus is Coming To Town, ScentedLeaf is helping him and brings you this "SCENTsational" Giveaway:

How would you like to win one of the 5 Great Prizes - pack of 10 Apple Scented Pelargonium seeds (Pelargonium Odoratissimum)

Apple scented-leaf Pelargonium Odoratissimum bonsai

You better watch out ... this "SCENTsational" Giveaway from ScentedLeaf!
You better not cry... There are 5 great chances to win seeds of Apple Scented Pelargonium
Better not pout ... Edible, fragrant, useful, showy, flowering, drought resistant and very forgiving plant
I'm telling you why ... you can win by following this simple instructions
Santa Claus is coming to town ... yaaa, that's for sure

He's making a list  ... Ok, Pack of 10 seeds of Apple scented Pelargonium seeds ... Check!
And checking it twice ... hmmm, there's more: 5 packs of Apple scented Pelargonium seeds!!!

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I'm telling you why ...  Merry Christmas!
Santa Claus is coming to town ... Merry Christmas!
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Growth of a Tree, by Meish Goldish

Planting a tree is an unforgettable practical experience for any kids. We keep our children attuned to many little gardening projects we do. Few days ago, when we've packed the outdoor bonsai and the seedlings in insulated packs for outside wintering,  we started to talk again about the changing colors of autumn leaves (one of our preferred themes those days).

amazing changing colors of nature in autumn

Then the discussion did take a new direction: what poems and songs they know about trees.

We had fun reciting or singing together many pieces. This one was our favorite.
I hope you enjoy it, too.

amazing autumn colors of maple foliage

"Growth of a Tree" 
                by Meish Goldish.

I'm a little maple, oh so small,
In years ahead, I'll grow so tall!
With a lot of water, sun, and air,
I will soon be way up there!

Deep inside the soil my roots are found,
Drinking the water underground.
Water from the roots my trunk receives,
Then my trunk starts making leaves.

As I start to climb in altitude,
Leaves on my branches will make food.
Soon my trunk and branches will grow wide,
And I'll grow more bark outside!

I will be a maple very tall,
Losing my leaves when it is fall.
But when it is spring, new leaves will show.
How do trees grow? Now you know!

amazing fall colors of maple trees 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Saint Nicholas & ScentedLeaf Giveaway

Saint Nicholas is coming to fill your boots with surprises ;-)
ScentedLeaf is helping him and offers one Giveaway: a FREE pack (10 seeds) of Coconut Scented Pelargonium  aka Pelargonium Grossularioides.

Free Scented Pelargonium Grossularioides seeds

Simply enter your information on the Rafflecopter form. There's no mandatory entry ... all of them are strictly optional and easy to complete. If you don't have these social media accounts, get them! They're totally free and worth the extra entries.  

Happy St Nicholas Day!

P.S. We can take no responsibilities for any taxes (if applicable) and/or they are stopped at customs (we are selling seeds worldwide on Ebay so far without issues, but just in case ...)

UPDATE December 12th, 2011: The winner has been announced and contacted.
Thank you to all participants and good luck next time at
"Santa Claus and ScentedLeaf Giveaway 2011" .

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Secret Life of Plants

There are many studies suggesting that plants do indeed react to music. Despite those facts that the effect of sound waves make plants to grow healthier and larger, I'm sure our plants are sensitive to music :-)

We like to listen music and maybe this is one of the best reason why our plants feel good, the scent of their foliage is so pronounced and their shoots are growing more quickly ;-)

Journey through the Secret Life of Plants - Stevie Wonder album
(photo courtesy of wikipedia)

Long time ago I was listening Stevie Wonder’s album ‘Journey through the Secret Life of Plants’. Also, I have watched again ‘The Secret Life of Plants’ documentary realized in 1979, for some time now. This documentary, directed by Walon Green, was based on " The Secret Life of Plants" book by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.

Well, I saw it on TV for the first time and remains one of my favorite documentary. Thanks to Joetuuper to share it on his youtube channel. If you have some time, you should see it by yourself.

I'm still in awe, after years and years...I'm sure you're really gonna enjoy it, too.


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