A donation of 100,000 red and white tulip bulbs for Friendship Tulip Gardens will go to 140 municipalities and community gardens from Veseys’s Bulbs.
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The ‘Golden Jubilee’ anise hyssop in my garden is standing straight, with no signs of stress or damage, and blooming like every day has been a piece of cake.
Rio portulaca plants are now on Judith Adam’s front walk gallery of ornamental plants because the location is too hot for tomatoes in containers.
The ‘Blue Paradise’ summer phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’) is lavishly blooming in Judith’s sunny front bed. It’s a cultivar bred for mildew resistance.
Our roundup of favourite plants comes from freelance writer Lorraine Flanigan who asked gardeners to pick just one plant. More that didn’t fit in magazine.
More plant picks for 2015 from nurseries, plant breeders and wholesalers, and seed companies.
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.
Gardens to Visit
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.
No matter what the season, there’s always something happening at the Montreal Botanical Garden. In summer 2013 the excitement flowered with Mosaicultures.
Here are five ways to experience the Devonian Botanic Garden at the University of Alberta. There are events that show off the garden in different ways.
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.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
To record the sequence of perennial blooms in your garden, download this Bloom Chart.
Evergreen shrubs and trees might give the impression that they’re tough and resilient, but evergreens require protection to avoid winter injuries.
Nova Scotia gardener Jim Smith shows the joy of sharing plants with a Dominion Day rose. Its red-and-white striped buds normally open on Canada Day.