In winter, you can enjoy fresh herbs like basil and crisp, fresh salad greens by growing microgreens indoors. Here’s how.
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Potted cyclamen plants with elaborately marked ivy-like foliage and bright flowers are easy-to-grow, long-lasting ornamentals.
Tips on caring for poinsettias. Once, holiday poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) were always red. But now there’s beautiful pink, white, plum, cranberry.
Christmas cactus are easy plants to grow, and most problems are related to flowering. They need a slightly dry, cool and dark resting phase in autumn.
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.
Pink turtlehead, sometimes called twisted shell flower, are showy plants that provide nectar loved by hummingbirds. They prefer nectar over sugar water.
Gardens to Visit
The gardening season for Thunder Bay parks in Ontario starts on the first full moon in June when parks staff start emptying greenhouses to plant garden beds.
Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg is full of life, supported by the not-for-profit Assiniboine Park Conservancy. There’s much for gardeners to see in the park.
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
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
If you’re installing new plants, growth stimulants help them to become established more quickly. What you need to know about plant stimulants.
Another tree-care myth the needs to be re-considered is the tradition of tree staking where all newly planted trees are attached to stakes.
The Plant Hardiness Zones map in Canada shows the zone using a numbering system and shades of colour.