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Gardening

Containers

Remember to water your container plantings every day, maybe even twice a day on scorching summer days. Nothing will kill your beautiful plants faster than a hot dry container. Think about sitting in the middle of Death Valley in July! Container plantings are your personal bit of living art, a garden in miniature. You can

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Gardening

Garden Critters

I found this little guy in an oak tree at Sheridan Nurseries, Georgetown.  He’s a gray tree frog and was singing his little lungs out until I showed up.  Then he made like a piece of lichen, very convincing 🙂

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cats

Cats and Gardens

Cats and gardens go together, like cats and artists, cats and writers, cats and pretty much anything as far as I’m concerned. This is Moses, my beautiful one eyed Arabian Mau who came from the streets of Dubai as a tiny kitten.  He loves the garden and peruses his territory, nibbling on grasses and catmint like

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digging a hole
Gardening

And Plant!!

It helps to have some young brawn (in this case my son) to dig the holes for you 🙂 This is the gorgeous magnolia “Butterflies”, one of the rarer yellow magnolias.  Magnolias are an old group of flowering shrubs and trees dating back to the Cretaceous period.  Just think these beauties were around with Tyrannosaurus

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Get Set…Tips on hand care

We all love gardening but it can wreak havoc on our hands.  Here are some tips that I have discovered now that I am working as a custom planter designer and working in dirt and water all day.  First find a good pair of gardening gloves with rubberized fingers and a tight fabric weave.  If

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Gardening

Get Ready…

Gardeners, time to wash your gloves, clean your tools and get ready for a new season of hope, heartache and hard work!

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Gardening

Alas Cruel Spring

From this To this In a single night of frost.  We eagerly wait all year for the glories of spring:  daffodils, tulips, cherry blossoms and the glorious magnolia blooms.  Sadly spring shows us just how ephemeral life and beauty can be.  One moment beautiful pink flowers, next a sodden mess of wilted petals.  Good thing

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winter
Gardening

Break out the shovel!

And not the gardening shovel 🙁   I’m on my fourth coffee of the morning and nearly a days’s calorie worth of chocolate covered almonds.  If this keeps up, it will be colder in April than it was in January for southern Ontario.  Its going to be colder in Toronto than Whitehorse this weekend!!  Did Hades

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Gardening

Winter Blues

Just when I thought spring had arrived…sprayed my shrubs with dormant oil, planted my bulbs and seeds…and wham! Winter is back with a vengeance.  My little flower house is empty and cold, and my bulbs, seedlings and spring pots are languishing in the dimness of my house.  Another 5 days of miserable coldness before I can

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