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Our quarterly print magazine, Garden Making, just own its second Gold Award for Best Overall Magazine from the U.S.-based GWA Association for Garden Communicators.
Current issue No. 28 focuses on designing gardens for small spaces.
Stokes trial gardens in Ontario test the vegetable varieties grown by Martin Farms Ltd. for the Loblaw President’s Choice Gigantico lineup of plants.
I planted cuttings of my variegated pothos that had been rooted in water. That was over a year ago and they have not grown a centimetre.
The Anderson Parkette Biodiversity Garden in Oakville, Ontario, and Sean James of Fern Ridge Landscaping, recognized by the Perennial Plant Association.
Don’t let soggy soil bog you down — these 16 perennials don’t mind wet feet and provide a steady succession of blooms as well as attractive foliage.
Winter containers use branches from shrubs and trees to add colour and texture for winter arrangements that will last until spring.
Christmas cactus are easy plants to grow, and most problems are related to flowering. They need a slightly dry, cool and dark resting phase in autumn.
Designing a beautiful winter container is more about artfully arranging cut branches than growing colourful plants in your outdoor planter.
If you still have some bulbs to plant, try growing them in containers indoors. Forcing bulbs provides mid-winter blooms.
For tabletop and mantel decorations from evergreen branches, your garden can provide boughs of cedar, boxwood, fir, juniper, hemlock and spruce.
August is prime time for harvesting homegrown vegetables. Here are some tips on how to know when to harvest vegetables at the peak of their flavour.
Whether you’re new to gardening or already have green thumbs, here’s a quick guide to take you from planning to planting, and get you started on an excellent veggie adventure.