Issue No. 21 of Garden Making magazine is now available. The new issue – Great Plants to Grow – on its cover features digiplexis, a tender perennial.
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At the recent Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto, the Denver Botanic Gardens was recognized as the most-visited public garden in North America with 1.4 million visitors in 2014. It was also named one of the 10 gardens worth travelling for in North America. I’m attending a magazine conference in Denver, so decided to check out the gardenÆs draw. Denver has…
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.
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
Growing new plants from seeds is one of the most gratifying experiences a gardener can have. Get the free Starting Seeds Outdoors Tips PDF download.
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.
Japanese beetles enjoy eating the leaves of more than 200 different plants and trees, and they feast on roses. We use nematodes to try to control.
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.
Christopher Lloyd planted Verbena bonariensis, commonly called tall verbena, at Great Dixter in England, and now Jodi DeLong enjoys it in Nova Scotia.
Food to Grow
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.
In winter, you can enjoy fresh herbs like basil and crisp, fresh salad greens by growing microgreens indoors. Here’s how.
Gardens to Visit
From the moment she arrived at Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Lorraine Flanigan’s camera didn’t stop clicking. This 27-acre garden opened in 1998.
Completed in 1981, the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens in Nova Scotia show the importance of plants and gardens in the lives of a succession of settlers.
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.