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Word of the Week: Peduncle

November 29, 20211 min read
Word of the Week: Peduncle

What’s stalking flowers and foliage? We call leafstalks petioles. Flower stalks, on the other hand, may be referred to as either peduncles or pedicels. A peduncle is the stalk that joins the base of a solitary flower/fruit or a cluster of…

End of Month Review November 2021

November 28, 20216 min read
End of Month Review November 2021

As with most months of this year, someone has snook in and removed at least one if not two weeks from November when I was occupied elsewhere.  The garden however is tapping its watch with it’s leafy hand and muttering…

How is Filoli Addressing the Drought?

November 27, 20213 min read
How is Filoli Addressing the Drought?

From Filoli’s Chief Operations Officer Alex Fernandez Filoli’s plant palette was inspired and informed by European formal gardens. The Garden was filled with lush, water-intensive lawns and plantings that flourish in the damp coastal or humid interior of Europe but…

Why your soil is the key to a beautiful garden

November 27, 20211 min read
Why your soil is the key to a beautiful garden

I started thinking about garden soil recently when a friend complained to me about her gardener. She’d just had a large bundle of bare root roses delivered. So she asked her… The post Why your soil is the key to a…

Review of Carbon Gold’s Biochar composts and soil improvers

November 27, 20211 min read
Review of Carbon Gold’s Biochar composts and soil improvers

I started thinking about garden soil this week when a friend complained to me about her gardener. She’d just had a large bundle of bare root roses delivered. So she… The post Review of Carbon Gold’s Biochar composts and soil…

Job Opportunity: Urban Outreach Lead (Greater Toronto Area, ON)

November 26, 20215 min read
Job Opportunity: Urban Outreach Lead (Greater Toronto Area, ON)

Birds Canada is currently seeking an Urban Outreach Lead for the Urban Program based in Toronto.   Are you looking to channel your skills into meaningful, energizing work that will directly contribute to protecting our natural world? Birds Canada is…

Building A Fairy Garden for Christmas

November 26, 20213 min read
Building A Fairy Garden for Christmas
A festive Christmas fairy garden needs art and interesting tidbits. I also found a little Christmas gate and battery-operated lights.

Don’t waste food. Use it wisely – Less cost. Less environmental impact

November 26, 20211 min read
Don’t waste food. Use it wisely – Less cost. Less environmental impact

Did you know that most gardeners don’t waste much food? Is it because by growing our own we are picking and using… The post Don’t waste food. Use it wisely – Less cost. Less environmental impact appeared first on London…

SHRUB: Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)

November 26, 20211 min read
SHRUB: Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic It is in autumn that the twisted, spider-like, fragrant flowers of the species of Hamamelis illuminate the landscape in pale yellow. Continue reading →

Will you show your support for Cole, Arthur, and the birds we all love?

November 25, 20212 min read
Will you show your support for Cole, Arthur, and the birds we all love?

  By Kyla Makela, Vice-president, Public Support, Birds Canada In celebration of the GivingTuesday movement, an international day dedicated to giving back, I wanted you to hear about Arthur and Cole and their special mission to help birds! Cole (9)…

Featured Plants

Water Avens

Water Avens

The water aven contains pinkish, purple or yellow bell-shaped flowers, and dark red or dark purple stems that contain many hairs. Mass in borders or rock gardens. Foliage makes an…

Blue Cohosh and Its’ Benefits

Blue Cohosh and Its’ Benefits

Blue Cohosh is popular due to its’ benefits as a women’s health supplement. Blue Cohosh roots and flowers were widely used by Native Americans as an herbal medicine to treat a…

Trout Lily

Trout Lily

The mottled leaves of the Trout Lily are said to resemble the markings on trout. In most populations, non-flowering individuals outnumber the flowering ones. The Cherokee crushed the warmed leaves…