It’s the LONG weekend – Let Spring Begin….

Forget about the Spring Vernal Equinox way back in March… in Ontario, spring officially begins on Victoria Day Weekend – very convenient of the good Queen Victoria to arrange a […]

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Japanese Maple – an Ontario Thriller

In container gardening we use the phrases thriller/filler/spiller to help us arrange plants – with the ‘thriller’ plant being the signature plant that draws our attention.  In garden landscapes we […]

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What’s All The Fuss About Trees

So you sometimes hear us plant types talking a lot about ‘tree cover’ – and that a community should aim for over 40% tree cover to be a healthy outdoor […]

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Roses – new shrub roses lead the way

  As we plan gardens this time of year many consider adding roses.  We have the past few years seen some amazing new roses enter our gardens – and in […]

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Soil and Organic Mater – The Why and How.

OK – so it is still early spring- and we are itching to get into the garden.  One thing you will here most good gardeners talk about is working ‘organic […]

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When Can I Plant My Veggies?

One of the most asked questions this time of year: How soon can I plant my veggie garden? Think about you sleeping outside all night.  If it is too cold […]

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Can I Re-Bloom This?

So this past weekend was Easter and for many it is a plant giving holiday – we see Easter Lilies and pots of daffodils and all sorts of beautiful spring […]

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Garden Planning

One of the great things to do in early spring when it is still too cold to spend much time in the garden, is to do some planning.  As with […]

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Pruning Why, How and When?

A question we get all year long is ‘when is the best time to prune my …..fill in the blank?’ Pruning is not difficult but the timing is important as […]

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Raise A Bed – A Good Way To Upgrade The Soil

We spend a lot of time talking about how to make our garden soil better. It is the lifelong quest of the home gardener to have great soil! We add […]

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