Tag Archives: Ontario

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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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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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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Famous Flowers!

This is just a shortie post to encourage you all to run out and purchase the June issue of Gardens Central Magazine.  Not that I want you to go out in the SNOW FLURRIES! Why? Because, in addition to the … Continue reading

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Thriving on Neglect: Easy Plants for Beginning Gardeners

Many gardeners are beginners.  I see this from the number of gardening bloggers who say so, and from my experience living in and about a large city where people work constantly and are afraid to plunge into having much of … 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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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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