Evergreen shrubs and trees might give the impression that they’re tough and resilient, but evergreens require protection to avoid winter injuries.
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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.
Visiting gardens farther afield also offers up lots of inspiration, especially garden design ideas that can be transplanted to your own space.
At this time of year
Have a stinkin’ good time and attend a local garlic festival. Here’s a list of garlic festivals in Canada.
The arrival of seed catalogues coincides with the end of pumpkin season. Plant hybridizers now are evolving beautiful “ugly” heirloom pumpkins.
Roses and ornamental grasses in the front garden continue to bloom and prolong the seasonal display, much appreciated in autumn
Pink turtlehead, sometimes called twisted shell flower, are showy plants that provide nectar loved by hummingbirds. They prefer nectar over sugar water.
Dealing with powdery mildew on lilacs can require replacing them with mildew-resistant cultivars. Mildew spores are active in late summer.
When Jodi DeLong walks in her garden, she breathes in the scents – layers of fragrance from petite sprigs of lavender to huge blooms of angels’ trumpet.
Gardens to Visit
A list of several public greenhouses filled with bright blooms and towering tropical trees. On a cold winter’s day, they can cheer up anyone.
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.
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.
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
Raised beds — beds with soil higher than the surrounding area — are a popular way to corral the chaos in vegetable or cutting gardens.
Convolvulus arvensis, commonly called field bindweed is a creeping perennial with roots that can penetrate up to 5 metres.
A garden coach helps people become better gardeners. A coach is an extra tool for people who like to garden, but need some expert guidance.
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Issue #19 of Garden Making for fall 2014 expresses our approach to gardening: “Grow Easy.” Articles include foolproof potentillas and a guide to storing tender bulbs.
Garden Making won gold in the 2014 Media Awards at the Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium in Pittsburgh on August 11.
The My Garden Containers app helps you to create stunning plant combinations for beautiful containers by giving you confidence to mix and match plants.