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End-of-the-Season Blues

You would have been forgiven for thinking it was spring October 25 and 26 in the Toronto area, with temperatures in the high ‘teens to mid twenties–especially if you noticed these delightful, fresh-faced sweethearts blooming! Colchicum and Autumn Crocus are sweet, fall-blooming bulbs, … Continue reading

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Bittersweet October

October marks the end of the festivities for Ontario gardeners.  Oh, it’s true that some of us have planted things even into January in desperate circumstances that shall not be discussed here.  And yes, I know B.C. gardeners, how it … Continue reading

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Quick ‘N Dirty Bulb Primer

“Spring, when young men’s thoughts turn to flights of fancy.”  Fall, when gardeners’ thoughts turn to spring! Gardeners’ minds become overstimulated at this time of year, with lively, colourful fantasies of . . . yes, the perfect spring garden.  That … Continue reading

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Five Great Reasons to Create Your New Garden in Late Summer/Early Fall

Spring through early summer are the busiest times for people to have garden plans made up and installed (writer excepted–garden fever begins in the dead of winter for this transplanted Vancouver Islander).  Most people are excited by the warming weather … Continue reading

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Lovers in the Garden

Uh-oh.  If you found this post when you were looking for the reason all the faults of mankind are blamed on women, then try adding  “Bible” or “Eden” to your search terms.  This is not a post about Adam and … Continue reading

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Spring Beauty

Spring is full of early surprises here, north of Toronto where we usually have to wait another month or more for the sense of elation that comes with sun shining through the delicate, veined leaves of the first flowers.  The … Continue reading

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Gardening for Winter Interest

As a former Vancouver Island resident, gardening in Southern Ontario has been full of adjustments, beginning with the shocking revelation that the ground in this part of the country actually freezes as hard as a stone for at least four … Continue reading

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