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Borrowed land and borrowed views.

Borrowed land and borrowed views.

This part of my garden is ‘borrowed” from the City of Toronto. In exchange for weeding and watering I get to plant what I like, but nothing that will invade my neighbours’ outside space.   It’s my attempt at a larger scale of naturalistic planting and when viewed...

Companion perennial vegetables.

Companion perennial vegetables.

Even though my earliest days in gardening were all about growing vegetables I gave up the practice shortly after planting my first garden in Toronto 30 years ago. For me vegetable growing in a small city garden was fraught with challenges. From catching the right time...

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...

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