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First Days of Fall

First Days of Fall

Finally we’ve had a decent rain here in southern Ontario and more is on the way 🙂  The leaves are beginning to turn as the daylight shortens and the evenings cool down.  One of the first in my garden is Aesculus pavia or red buckeye chestnut with glowing sunshine leaves. On the other hand, the

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Fall Planning and Planting

Fall Planning and Planting

It was a chilly 8 deg this morning in southern Ontario…fall is in the air!  Now is the time to take stock of what survived over our scorching summer and grab some deals as the garden centres get ready to empty their inventory.  Just make sure what you buy has been watered well and looks healthy

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Unintended Consequences

As gardeners and environmentally conscious people, we try to lessen the impact in our own homes and gardens.  We plant for the bees and butterflies and try to plant a few plants for the larva so they won’t eat our prize roses!  A great idea is to visit your local markets to buy local produce

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Yellow daylilies

Sunny Summer Stars

We are in high summer in Southwestern Ontario now with temperatures in the mid thirties, humid as a sauna and no rain in sight.  Remember to water early in the morning or in the evening after the sun is low enough for shade.  Morning is best so the foliage can dry off and helps to

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Romantic Roses

Romantic Roses

There is nothing more romantic than an English garden dripping with roses. Rosa alba, “Cuisse de Nymph” Roses are undisputedly the Queen of flowers and rightly so when they are in full bloom.  Old Moss Rose And as a queen they are temperamental, fussy and prone to all kinds of attacks.  With the trend towards organic

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Audacious Alliums

Audacious Alliums

While working at the garden centre, I was often asked “What’s that plant on a long stalk with a ball on top that looks like fireworks?”  Well, that’s an ornamental onion.  Then I usually heard “A what?” Ornamental onions or alliums are one of the lesser known bulbs but they are an invaluable addition to

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