Punctuate your garden to create a compelling narrative. Here’s how to use trees and plants as exclamation marks, periods, commas and other signals.
More than 1,000 Garden Making readers took the time to answer our recent survey about municipal tree protection bylaws, with 375 providing comments.
The most effective means of obscuring an an unattractive view is to plant tall, narrow or coniferous trees — often called columnar or fastigiate trees.
If you’re thinking of including some native plants in your garden, 5 plants worth trying: foamflower, Culver’s root, Joe Pye weed, Swamp milkweed, bugbane.
To create a thriving native plant industry, you need to get home gardeners on board. To do this, native plants have to be trendy, accessible and credible.
Long favoured by British and European gardeners, sanguisorbas (burnets) are starting to show up in Canadian gardens. These understated perennials are hardy.
The Master Gardeners petition to make bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) Canada’s national flower was turned down by the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Gooseberries are one of the easiest fruits to cultivate successfully. Gooseberry plants are compact, easy to grow and hardy.
Culinary popularity is making the pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) the next big thing for backyards. Linda Grimo thinks the tree is ideal for urban landscape.
In its 5th year, annual Garden Days events in 2018 start on National Garden Day on Saturday, June 16. Garden Days 2018 runs June 16 to 24. List your event.
A reader asks how to prune the canes of raspberries that produce in July, then a second crop in September/ October.
Hamamelis virginiana, our native witchhazel which blooms in fall, as well as H. vernalis are cold hardy for Edmonton.