January in the garden

Bullseye Mix Geranium

Browsing the seed catalogues for new finds

Judith Adam

Seed catalogues are arriving and they provide the impetus for every kind of wish fulfillment. For fancy pelargoniums (geraniums), order seed right away.

Snow collects on miscanthus. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Winter beauties in the garden

Judith Adam

Most gardeners leave some perennials standing in the garden in winter, hoping they'll catch the snow and make a beautiful display.

Orchid Phalaenopsis hybrid (Photo by Arad Mojtahedi of Montreal via Creative Commons.)

Repotting my moth orchids

Judith Adam

A growing medium for orchids should help anchor the roots and be free draining, allowing water to run through the pot. The mix materials must also absorb enough moisture and nutrients to feed the roots and hydrate the orchids.

Honeysuckle (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Favourite honeysuckle vines

Judith Adam

Winter windows near my desk provide a close view of a birdbath. Just outside each window are honeysuckle vines outlined in snow.