Tag Archives: crocus

Thriving on Neglect: Easy Plants for Beginning Gardeners

Many gardeners are beginners.  I see this from the number of gardening bloggers who say so, and from my experience living in and about a large city where people work constantly and are afraid to plunge into having much of … Continue reading

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Is it Spring Yet?

April 19 it looked like this: April 20: But at least it wasn’t like this. Today, April 21 we’re back to this: Is it Spring yet?

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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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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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Plants for April Colour

Because I want my garden (and those I design for other people) to be beautiful and carefree (well . . . within reason), I try to avoid pushing the limits of my plant hardiness zone.  On any plant hardiness map, … 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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