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At this time of year
Tips on caring for poinsettias. Once, holiday poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) were always red. But now there’s beautiful pink, white, plum, cranberry.
Tips on decorating with greenery from Hilary Bellis. Bring fresh greenery and branches into your home to use in vases, garlands and wreaths.
We asked several well-known Canadian gardeners to describe the best gardening gifts they ever received, and for perfect gift ideas for new gardeners.
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
A group of horticulturists, community members, nursery people and gardeners plant magnolias in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
Roger Van den Hende Botanical Garden in Quebec features demonstration beds, herbacetum, arboretum, water garden, a rose garden, an Ericacetum of acid-loving plants
In Ottawa, at the Central Experimental Farm, Jeremy DiZazzo tells Lorraine Flanigan about the perennial border.
Food to Grow
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.
Here are six secrets of the best choices for powerhouse producers that will provide you with easy, yet exquisite, edible garden fare all summer long.
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.
The Plant Hardiness Zones map in Canada shows the zone using a numbering system and shades of colour.
To record the sequence of perennial blooms in your garden, download this Bloom Chart.