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Country Casual versus Hollywood Dreams: Exterior Christmas Planters

I finally got my front planters decorated for the holidays.  As with all my projects, my hesitation and delay had less to do with time and more to do with the inevitable battle between “should” and “want”. As in, I should … 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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Drapes: Six Ways they can Expand a Room

I have been trapped inside since last Tuesday, enjoying my beloved garden wistfully through the windows.  Today, it is pouring and dark, so this morning while opening blinds and drapes to let in what light there is, I made special note … 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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August Garden Favourites

Admittedly, there is no month in the garden that I do not look forward to.   Each has its special flavour, part of the routine passage of time marked with reassuring beauty each year, a reminder that life is truly … Continue reading

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Garden Design Update

Summer is obviously a great time for getting garden photos.  I have, therefore, begun updating my site with pictures of recently-completed gardens as well as gardens done in prior years. Move your mouse over “Garden” and click on the pages … 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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