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...
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...