If you still have some bulbs to plant, try growing them in containers indoors. Forcing bulbs provides mid-winter blooms.
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Winter containers use branches from shrubs and trees to add colour and texture for winter arrangements that will last until spring.
We asked several well-known Canadian gardeners to describe the best gardening gifts they ever received, and for perfect gift ideas for new gardeners.
Poinsettias bloom just in time for the holiday season. They can live under the worst light conditions for three to four weeks, and longer with more light.
Many new bedding plants will be introduced in spring 2015. Here’s a peek at what’s in the growers’ greenhouses, from 35th Canadian Greenhouse Conference.
The sparkling white ‘Honorine Jobert’ Japanese anemone begins flowering about the middle of September, and is a Judith Adam favourite. Its tall stature gives it architectural presence.
Anemonopsis macrophylla is a native of Japan, a member of the buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family, and related to hellebores, anemones, ranunculus and trollius.
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.
A group of horticulturists, community members, nursery people and gardeners plant magnolias in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
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.
Food to Grow
In winter, you can enjoy fresh herbs like basil and crisp, fresh salad greens by growing microgreens indoors. Here’s how.
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.
Here’s how to create a year-round supply of nutritious, edible leaves provided by a cut-and-come-again garden of container edibles.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
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.
There may be an organization near you eager to share the harvest or pick that fruit to distribute or sell in your community.
The Plant Hardiness Zones map in Canada shows the zone using a numbering system and shades of colour.