Tag Archives: winter garden

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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Spring Beauty

Spring is full of early surprises here, north of Toronto where we usually have to wait another month or more for the sense of elation that comes with sun shining through the delicate, veined leaves of the first flowers.  The … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day–Leap Day in Toronto

I do not intend to post a special quote every day.  However, there are days when the words of others sustain me, and today is one.  On days such as today, I will vent my feelings through someone else’s memorable … Continue reading

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Gardening for Winter Interest

As a former Vancouver Island resident, gardening in Southern Ontario has been full of adjustments, beginning with the shocking revelation that the ground in this part of the country actually freezes as hard as a stone for at least four … Continue reading

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