We may garden for many different reasons, but one of the best of reasons is the camaraderie that we gain from having a passion for planting, writes snow-bound Jodi DeLong.
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Begonias can flower continuously from June until frost, have blooms lasting over a week, are super easy to grow and come in just about every colour.
The Denver Botanic Gardens is the most-visited public garden in North America and is on the list of the 10 gardens worth travelling for in North America.
When plants are eager to grow new roots and shoots, by understanding spring fertilizers you can bolster growth and enhance plant performance.
Adding organic matter at the beginning, and regularly throughout the year, is the key to making happy and healthy soil.
Hellebore blossoms are opening in my garden. Early bees are enthralled with the wide flowers. It can make for unpredictable hellebore seedlings.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
The Plant Hardiness Zones map in Canada shows the zone using a numbering system and shades of colour.
To help you when shopping for new plants for your garden, these tips will help you choose healthy, well-grown specimens. Get free PDF download.
Thick, green grass can be started from seed, too. This free tip sheet on how to seed a new lawn tells you how to save money and select a custom mixture.
Sowing seed indoors during deepest winter can prompt some perennials into blooming in their first season. How to grow perennials that bloom the first year from seed.
A pot of white stephanotis vine (Madagascar jasmine) with clusters of deeply perfumed flowers can become a lovely vine grown in a container.
Potted cyclamen plants with elaborately marked ivy-like foliage and bright flowers are easy-to-grow, long-lasting ornamentals.
Food to Grow
Here’s more ideas for food that you can grow in areas where deer roam, including rhubarb, sorrel, garlic and culinary herbs. This is part two.
It’s a big challenge growing food where deer roam daily, grazing and razing every palatable morsel to the ground. Carol Pope suggests edibles to grow.
In winter, enjoy tasty, healthy, organic edible seeds from three prolific plants — bronze fennel, cilantro and lovage. Carol Pope explains how.
Gardens to Visit
At Moorside in the Gatineau Hills visitors can best experience Mackenzie King’s visionary plans for both the property’s gardens and for the city of Ottawa itself.
A list of several public greenhouses filled with bright blooms and towering tropical trees. On a cold winter’s day, they can cheer up anyone.
The impressive gardens of Oshawa’s Parkwood Estate were designed by leading landscape architects of the day, including the Dunington-Grubbs and John Lyle.