Tag Archives: fall

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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Keeping Asters Green

I am not a high-maintenance gardener, so sometimes when my plants just look great on their own I am thrilled.  I plant things that don’t need a lot of babying with few exceptions. An exception, though, is Asters.  They epitomize … 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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August Garden Favourites

Admittedly, there is no month in the garden that I do not look forward to.   Each has its special flavour, part of the routine passage of time marked with reassuring beauty each year, a reminder that life is truly … 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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