Even more people entered our draw this year for tickets to the Stratford Garden Festival, which is March 5 to 8. We had 183 entries, up from 144 last year.
Welcome to Garden Making
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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.
Issue No. 21 of Garden Making magazine is now available. The new issue – Great Plants to Grow – on its cover features digiplexis, a tender perennial.
In winter, enjoy tasty, healthy, organic edible seeds from three prolific plants — bronze fennel, cilantro and lovage. Carol Pope explains how.
Like most gardening addicts, Jodi DeLong has a deep and abiding love — some might call it an obsession — for gardening and plant books.
A pot of white stephanotis vine (Madagascar jasmine) with clusters of deeply perfumed flowers can become a lovely vine grown in a container.
Potted cyclamen plants with elaborately marked ivy-like foliage and bright flowers are easy-to-grow, long-lasting ornamentals.
Christopher Lloyd planted Verbena bonariensis, commonly called tall verbena, at Great Dixter in England, and now Jodi DeLong enjoys it in Nova Scotia.
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.
Gardens to Visit
Lorraine Flanigan picks highlights from her coast to coast tour of the Canada Garden Route, from Victoria to St. John’s.
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.
The School of Horticulture at the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden in Ontario is one of a kind: the only horticultural teaching garden in North America.
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
The Plant Hardiness Zones map in Canada shows the zone using a numbering system and shades of colour.
“Will it grow in my zone?” is the pertinent question about plant hardiness for perennials. The lines on the maps for zones are changing, slowly.
Many gardeners are eager to learn more about using coir as a substitute for peat moss. Coir is a layer of plant fibre contained in the husk of coconuts.