Elmwood Avenue in Beaverton, Ont., named “Canada’s Garden Street” for 2015 by Canadian Garden Council, Communities in Bloom and Home Hardware.
Welcome to Garden Making
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July is a wonderful time for travel to gardens to visit. Suggestions of public gardens, garden centres, private garden tours and rural gardens.
Six Canadian garden communicators – writers, bloggers, photographer, publisher and radio host – have won 2015 silver awards from Garden Writers Association.
A second generation of breeding has produced heat-proof lobelias. Lobelias have intensely blue cascading flowers for hanging baskets or as an upright form.
This morning I found the heavily budded peonies (those without ring supports) splat on the ground, victims of overhead irrigation.
Italian honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium, Zone 6, possibly Zone 5 with protection) is finally in flower, and is quite late this year.
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.
A pot of white stephanotis vine (Madagascar jasmine) with clusters of deeply perfumed flowers can become a lovely vine grown in a container.
Gardens to Visit
Plants have a habit of growing. That’s what’s been happening at Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington — Ontario’s oldest botanical garden.
One of the best ways to visit Quebec City gardens is by bike along trails to Quebec City’s riverside parks and gardens.
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.
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
Growing new plants from seeds is one of the most gratifying experiences a gardener can have. Get your free copy of Starting Seeds Indoors Tips.
Clay soil can be difficult it can be to work with. It’s sticky and wet in the spring, and brick-hard in summer.
Solitary bees, especially mason bees (Osmia lignaria), are buzzing to the rescue. These native bees are easy to attract