At the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show everything ranges from gorgeous to stunning to awesome to outrageous. Here’s some initial images focused on plants.
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The new issue of Garden Making, No. 22, features Great Food from your garden. Growing fruits, vegetables and herbs is one of the pleasures of a home garden.
Garden tours in Mississauga, Ont., the Lawrence Park and Leaside neighbourhoods of Toronto, as well as in Vancouver, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., and others.
A second generation of breeding has produced heat-proof lobelias. Lobelias have intensely blue cascading flowers for hanging baskets or as an upright form.
Italian honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium, Zone 6, possibly Zone 5 with protection) is finally in flower, and is quite late this year.
Although spring-flowering shrubs such as lilacs can vary in their bloom times, there’s far less leeway about when to prune spring flowering shrubs.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Growing new plants from seeds is one of the most gratifying experiences a gardener can have. Get the free Starting Seeds Outdoors Tips PDF download.
Raised beds — beds with soil higher than the surrounding area — are a popular way to corral the chaos in vegetable or cutting gardens.
Saving seeds can be as easy as collecting and drying pepper seed, and safely packaging them. It is a bit more complicated to save tomato seed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located adjacent to Edwards Gardens, the Toronto Botanical Garden boasts 17 themed gardens, including an Entry Garden Walk designed by Piet Oudolf.