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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...

Putting the garden to bed.

Putting the garden to bed.

This is what 2 tonnes (7 cubic yards) looks like. Previously we would use our own small trailer to haul a small load from the mushroom factory, which is about 70 kms away. This time we hired a bin contractor. We had no idea how...

A day at the leaves.

A day at the leaves.

It was a lovely day out in he garden. The leaves on the big trees still aren't falling but there was a bit of clean up to be done. I got a lot of praise for the (little) cleaning up and winter-prep I did. It was no hardship at all. It was a real pleasure. There's...

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