Fall

Gather fallen leaves to make leaf mould: your soil will thank you.

Making leaf mould

Judith Adam

Leaves left in a pile and exposed to moisture will compost into a dark crumbly mass of leaf mould, which is an effective conditioning material.

Liz Primeau’s book on garlic.

Garlic festivals across Canada

Garden Making

Have a stinkin’ good time and attend a local garlic festival. Here's a list of garlic festivals in Canada.

'Mount Airy' fothergilla's fall foliage is a lovely shade of orange-apricot. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Small shrubs with autumn colour

Judith Adam

Small shrubs will take on bright autumn hues. 'Mount Airy' fothergilla's fall foliage is a lovely shade of orange-apricot.

Incorporating leaves into the soil is a good way to boost plant health. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Why we feed the soil

Judith Adam

By feeding soil, we then let the soil feed the plants. The best way to feed soil is to add leaves (dug in or as mulch).

Lavender 'Katherine' phlox is fragrant. (Garden Making photo)

Moving and dividing perennials, again and again

Judith Adam

As often happens when moving and dividing perennials, the plant has done so well that the root ball is far larger than expected.

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