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Not Your Mama’s Onions

Allium, flowering onion, comes in a variety of sizes, heights and versions of purple, as well as bloom times.  Allium Giganteum is very tall and large and blooms slightly later than the ones shown below.  Allium Christophii, Star of Persia, is … Continue reading

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Fall Garden Inspiration

This is the perfect time of year to get inspired about your fall garden.  Ontario and the East will soon be brilliant with fall colour and our gardens will be aglow in this vibrant backdrop.  In other parts of North … Continue reading

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Artsy Peonies

As if peonies aren’t stunning enough, my daughter has subjected her latest peony photos to  some artful tweaking, so I thought I would share these with you. Peonies bloomed for an unusually long time in Southern Ontario this year, due … Continue reading

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Practical Spring Gardening Tips You May or May Not Have Heard

There are spring gardening tips and lists out there in books and in the blogosphere, as well as everywhere else.  If you need to know what to do next, go ahead and refer to any of those many sources.  Or … 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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My Mum’s Spring Garden

I published this post last summer, long after these photos were taken.  However, with spring a few days away and North American gardens beginning to wake up, I keep thinking of them.  The post seems far more relevant and topical … Continue reading

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Snowy Garden Favourites

I have been unusually sequestered lately, and restricted to viewing my garden from indoors, a situation not unusual in Canadian winters.  In addition to unusual factors, Southern Ontario was hit by a heavy snowstorm last week.  While lying about feeling … Continue reading

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