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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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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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End-of-the-Season Blues

You would have been forgiven for thinking it was spring October 25 and 26 in the Toronto area, with temperatures in the high ‘teens to mid twenties–especially if you noticed these delightful, fresh-faced sweethearts blooming! Colchicum and Autumn Crocus are sweet, fall-blooming bulbs, … Continue reading

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Arranging Autumn Indoors

Everyone who reads my blog knows I love autumn.  However, it is one of those seasons like late winter or early spring when there are certain days you have to enjoy it from inside the house. So, in time for … 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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Five Great Reasons to Create Your New Garden in Late Summer/Early Fall

Spring through early summer are the busiest times for people to have garden plans made up and installed (writer excepted–garden fever begins in the dead of winter for this transplanted Vancouver Islander).  Most people are excited by the warming weather … 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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