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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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Artsy Peonies

As if peonies aren’t stunning enough, my daughter has subjected her latest peony photos to  some artful tweaking, so I thought I would share these with you. Peonies bloomed for an unusually long time in Southern Ontario this year, due … Continue reading

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Practical Spring Gardening Tips You May or May Not Have Heard

There are spring gardening tips and lists out there in books and in the blogosphere, as well as everywhere else.  If you need to know what to do next, go ahead and refer to any of those many sources.  Or … 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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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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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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