Beckie Fox's garden newsletter
Bulbs are on my mind these days. I’m awaiting the arrival of an order of spring-blooming bulbs, hoping the weather and my energy will be in synch when they do arrive. Everyone has their least-favourite garden task; planting bulbs in the fall is one of mine.
Before your vegetable beds and containers are emptied and perennials cut back (if you choose to do that), take a few moments to walk around your garden to see what worked and what didn’t.
Several of the native trees and shrubs in our backyard came from plant sales held at the University of Guelph Arboretum in Ontario. The trees we purchased at the arboretum were no more than a couple of feet tall when they went in, but established quickly.
September in the garden
Visiting gardens farther afield also offers up lots of inspiration, especially garden design ideas that can be transplanted to your own space.
Lawns will forgive a summer of neglect if you’ll do something good for them in autumn. Here are three key tips for lawns this fall.
It’s time to move plants and tubers indoors for winter. Favourite summer annuals (like pelargoniums and tender herbs) should already be indoors.
Confronted by empty yards front and back? Here’s your detailed guide to creating your dream garden from scratch.
Punctuate your garden to create a compelling narrative. Here’s how to use trees and plants as exclamation marks, periods, commas and other signals.
Be it day or night, sunlight or moonlight, white plants will add a wondrous effect to your garden. Two designs for a white garden in part shade or sun.