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Replacing a mildew dogwood with a serviceberry shrub.

Replacing a mildew dogwood with a serviceberry shrub.

In sunny south facing edge of our woodland garden bed we just couldn’t cure the powdery mildew on the Dogwood in this location. None of the usual conditions that cause the disease existed here - like, excessive nitrogen fertilizer, heavy pruning or excessive...

Rejuvenating an old variegated Weigela.

Rejuvenating an old variegated Weigela.

The life, death and rebirth of a much loved shrub - a variegated Weigela. In our garden we rarely switch out a plant. Sure, if something gets too big and no longer meets the rule of, “right plant, right location”, we make a change. Even then our first inclination is...

How To plant a container grown plant.

How To plant a container grown plant.

We’re coming soon into planting season in Toronto. Here’s a handy video that might be especially useful for those who think it’s just a matter of plonking that latest purchase into a hole in the ground. How To plant a container grown plant.

Sumac – the Canadian Palm Tree

Sumac – the Canadian Palm Tree

A young sumac emerging in the woodland garden. The sumacs in the woodland garden tower over the wooden deck. Looking towards the rear of “the cottage”. Yesterday, a FB friend from Texas asked me if we had poison sumac in Toronto. I did some research, and yes, poison...