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Must be spring!

It’s FINALLY spring in Ontario, and I can tell by the undeserved spike in page views I’m getting on this blog as people google for gardening ideas. I say undeserved because I haven’t posted in AGES.  Why have I been so … Continue reading

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Endless Winter

Two years ago spring came early to Southern Ontario, with me posting snowdrops and forsythia buds ready to force indoors in the earliest days of February.  This year, it seems that winter will never end.  The minus double-digit temperatures have … 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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Transitioning your Winter Planters to Spring

Here in Ontario, spring comes in April.  Last year, it came sooner, but was followed by a burst of bitter cold that killed off the hopeful fruit tree buds and buried eager Snowdrops and Crocuses in a chilly blanket of … 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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