A Tip Toe Through the Tulips

A Tip Toe Through the Tulips

Last spring, we were invited guests of the Ottawa Tulip Festival. It was the first year that the organizers chose the Highway of Heroes Tree...

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

We have met many Canadian gardeners who think that the “winter garden” is a waste of time. We say, “Not so.” A long, cold Canadian winter can be...

The best big bloomers for your garden

The best big bloomers for your garden

“An acre of land between the shore and the hills... A garden I need never go beyond, Broken but neat, whose sunflowers every one Are fit to be the...

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Chewing up the Scenery

Chewing up the Scenery

Popular Plants Can Poison Your Pets: Baneberry, Deadly nightshade, Lambkill… As their folk names suggest, many seemingly innocent plants are a real hazard if eaten. It’s normal for cats and dogs to chew on long grass and other greenery. To ensure that poisonous plants aren’t on the menu, all gardeners with pets (not to mention young children or visiting grandkids) should poison-proof their gardens.

Our home and native land

Our home and native land

You live with a balcony, patio or yard and you are thinking about how you can do something interesting with it. The decline of the honeybee and...

In bloom

In bloom

The previous generation of gardeners believed that the long weekend of May was the “planting weekend.” If they didn’t get plants in the ground...

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