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Merry Christmas

May you all  have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!! Happy gardening, poetry writing and following whatever your heart’s passion may be! www.gardengraces.ca

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Are Poinsettias Poisonous?

Every Christmas season, people worry about poisonous plants, pets and toddlers and rightly so.  A popular myth is that poinsettias are poisonous, probably due to their bright red colour.  In reality, they are not really toxic; the milky sap in the leaves can cause skin irritation, drooling and sometimes vomiting if your babies decide to chew

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Surprise Christmas Blooms

I walked out into my garden today and discovered my witchhazel in full bloom! Hamamelis virginiana or the common witchhazel is a lovely North American native shrub hardy to zone 3.  Yellow fragrant flowers appear in the fall, often as late as December as mine has done happily.  Normally the flowers are obscured by the

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Christmas tree inferno

As I have seen cars with Christmas trees lashed to their roof around town, take a moment to watch this short video:   why you should water your live Christmas tree You don’t want your holidays ending in ashes.  It only takes about 30 seconds!!

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Cat in my cupboard

Look, I have a cat in my cupboard. What she seeks in there I know not. I peer in and she stares back, Eyes glint copper and emerald. The soft thud of wooden doors Tells me she crept into the Dark recesses of her secret lair. Oft she slips out again silently, But on occasion-

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Fall Cleanup

Fall Cleanup

The early frosts here in Southern Ontario have caught most of us by surprise and sadly we now have to clean up the mushy remains of summer’s blooms.  It is also time to clean up the garden in general.  There are two camps to garden cleaning, one is to cut down and tidy up everything

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Alien Invasion…of the bug kind

This past summer we have seen a number of red and black bugs flying about but recently there’s been a downright invasion!  They are swarming any sunny wall and window and trying to get into our homes…  What are they these buggy beasties?  Well, they are known as boxelder bugs, quite natty looking with their red and

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