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At this time of year

Poinsettia (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Caring for poinsettias

Tips on caring for poinsettias. Once, holiday poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) were always red. But now there’s beautiful pink, white, plum, cranberry.

One of the wreaths at Hilary's studio, waiting for some finishing touches.

Decking the halls with greenery

Tips on decorating with greenery from Hilary Bellis. Bring fresh greenery and branches into your home to use in vases, garlands and wreaths.

Books are always a welcome gift for many gardeners.

Great gardening gifts

We asked several well-known Canadian gardeners to describe the best gardening gifts they ever received, and for perfect gift ideas for new gardeners.

Plant ideas

Gardens to Visit

Magnolia stellata 'Rosea' photographed by Lorraine Beswick

An appreciation of magnolias

A group of horticulturists, community members, nursery people and gardeners plant magnolias in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

Food to Grow

Garlic bulbs and- bulbils (Photo by Carol Pope)

4 fabulous ways to harvest homegrown garlic

Among the healthiest foods we can eat, homegrown garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Garlic can be enjoyed four ways: as young or mature bulbs, scapes and greens.

TIPS & TECHNIQUES