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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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Could It Get Any Snowier?

After my last post, reflecting on last year’s early spring and the spectre of global warming, I was certain that winter would be coming to an end.  Yesterday, my dear sister informed me that the annual Flower Count had begun in her fair city, which strives … 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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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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Drapes: Six Ways they can Expand a Room

I have been trapped inside since last Tuesday, enjoying my beloved garden wistfully through the windows.  Today, it is pouring and dark, so this morning while opening blinds and drapes to let in what light there is, I made special note … Continue reading

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Sublime September

I love September for many reasons.  There is the perplexing matter of how returning to routines with school and schedules that we were so glad to break free of in June, now seems so welcome.  In the Toronto area, September … Continue reading

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Some Sobering Numbers

I usually blog about gardening, but today I’m getting a little off topic because there are some things I can’t ignore.  I want to share someone else’s very important article with you. I guess, as gardeners, we notice things like … Continue reading

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