Overwintering Dahlias

With their stunning blooms bright colour, Dahlias are a wonderful addition to any sun garden.  They are available in an assortment of heights from 18 inches to 4 feet tall.…

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Collecting & Storing Seeds

As summer winds down, next spring is already on our radar.  We begin to think about which plants worked well and which ones would like to preserve and do a…

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How to Weed a Garden

If there is anything that can ruin a great gardening experience, it’s weeds.  What was full of promise and hope becomes a mass of unbridled growth and disorganization. According to…

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Crazy for Cucumbers

Like tomatoes, there are few foods out there that taste better than a fresh garden grown cucumber.  Cucumbers require some finesse to grow because they are a tender crop (they…

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Canadian Classic: Delphiniums

Canada Day long weekend is at our doorstep and each year we like to highlight a Canadian Classic plant.  So, for this year, let’s talk about Delphiniums and describe who…

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Fertilizer Review

Unwinding The Fertilizer Numbers

Fertilizer can be confusing.  The sheer quantity of brands and mathematical combinations can be dizzying.  Let’s spend some time unwinding fertilizer and hopefully, the numbers will begin to make sense.…

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