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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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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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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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Plants for April Colour

Because I want my garden (and those I design for other people) to be beautiful and carefree (well . . . within reason), I try to avoid pushing the limits of my plant hardiness zone.  On any plant hardiness map, … Continue reading

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Underplanting

“Eh?!  What’s that?” you ask.  Well, underplanting is a really nifty and easy concept in gardening that magnifies the impact of the plants you put in.  We grow plants we are attracted to.  We place them in clever combinations that look … Continue reading

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Lovers in the Garden

Uh-oh.  If you found this post when you were looking for the reason all the faults of mankind are blamed on women, then try adding  “Bible” or “Eden” to your search terms.  This is not a post about Adam and … Continue reading

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