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Don’t invade my web space!

Don’t invade my web space!

First they came for our Butterfly Bushes, then it was Daylilies, next it could be your Daffodils.   The US-led pro-natives militia have invaded social media platforms in Canada. So often now I see the divisive refrain, “that’s not native!”. It’s come to the point...

Have you discovered hellebores yet?

Have you discovered hellebores yet?

The early spring bulbs have been out for a while now and the hellebores are starting to show. Some varieties flower earlier than others and the range is from now until late spring. The flowers remain throughout summer and simply fade, but still look attractive.  I...

My birthday plant.

My birthday plant.

It was my birthday, second one in a lockdown, and I wanted to put my time to good use by searching for and selecting a birthday plant. Since I’ve tried many native plants that have failed I used a cross referencing technique. I searched these lists; Native Plants for...

Fine Gardening Magazine

Fine Gardening Magazine

Fine Gardening Magazine published some photos of our garden and made some lovely comments. Who wouldn't want to show off? Hope you enjoy them https://www.finegardening.com/article/a-garden-in-the-concrete-jungle-part-1...

I so like the Yuccas in my garden I just have to share

I so like the Yuccas in my garden I just have to share

Yucca -it’s a perennial that maybe isn’t one that comes to mind in our Toronto climate. Most people associate it with southern climes and deserts where it is native. That is a good indicator of how drought tolerant it can be. Which is handy if you have a dry sunny...

Are inner city home gardens being woked?

Are inner city home gardens being woked?

Over the past 30 years I’ve been in a great number of home gardens, especially in the City of Toronto. From events such as, Through the Garden Gate, visits to the Toronto Botanical Gardens, as a garden volunteer, and my work as fee for service gardener. I’ve employed...

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