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Delphiniums are Mid-Summer Beauty Queens

For a dramatic, classic showpiece for the back of your summer garden, there are few plants more perfect than traditional delphiniums. These beauties are in season right now. For a classic look, I like the “Black Knight” and “Pacific Giants” … Continue reading

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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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Self-Help for Sufferers of January Garden Envy (also known as “relatives in Victoria”)

Due to the disturbing nature of what you are about to read, I am warning all Central Canadian gardeners to look away for the following quote.  I have been so profoundly disturbed by the contents of this email from my … 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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Garden Design Update

Summer is obviously a great time for getting garden photos.  I have, therefore, begun updating my site with pictures of recently-completed gardens as well as gardens done in prior years. Move your mouse over “Garden” and click on the pages … Continue reading

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Top Five Easy Things to do in the July Garden

Toronto gardeners (and many others) have had to put up with record-breaking heat for a couple of months now.  It’s hard to get out there when the temperature is 34C with a humidex of 41, as in today’s forecast. As … Continue reading

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July Garden

Last week was that difficult week in the summer garden when all the dramatic late-spring/early summer blooms have quit, leaving you to enjoy texture and foliage colour.  However, this week new things are budding out, so, while I wait for … Continue reading

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