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Word of the Week: Culm

December 6, 20211 min read
Word of the Week: Culm

Culms is the term used to describe the stems of the monocotyledonous plants called graminoids, as in Poaceae (grasses), Cyperaceae (sedges), Juncaceae (rushes), and Typhaceae (cattails). Continue reading →

12 Favourite Christmas Plants – colour, fragrance and food!

December 5, 20211 min read
12 Favourite Christmas Plants – colour, fragrance and food!

As the snow falls and cold winds blow, we Canadians move indoors and dream of next year’s garden (has your first seed… The post 12 Favourite Christmas Plants – colour, fragrance and food! appeared first on London Middlesex Master Gardeners.

Letter to the Garden December 2021

December 5, 20213 min read
Letter to the Garden December 2021

Dear Garden,  We race towards the shortest day, the nights get longer and the daylight hours more precious it also feels like the clouds are gathering on the horizon again in relation to the pandemic.  Well I say gathering, I don’t…

How To Care For The Fuchsia Plant

December 4, 202113 min read
How To Care For The Fuchsia Plant
Fuchsia plant care can be done by anyone. They can be pruned and shaped into beautiful hanging baskets with a wide array of colours.

Filoli Receives Highest National Recognition: Awarded Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

December 4, 20215 min read
Filoli Receives Highest National Recognition: Awarded Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  WOODSIDE, Calif., December 3, 2021 – Filoli has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies,…

Indoor outdoor plants: 9 garden plants that also thrive as house plants

December 4, 20211 min read
Indoor outdoor plants: 9 garden plants that also thrive as house plants

Indoor outdoor plants are plants you can grow in winter as house plants, then move out onto your terrace or garden when the warmer weather comes. If you don’t have… The post Indoor outdoor plants: 9 garden plants that also…

Christmas Gift Plants Suggestions

December 3, 20214 min read
Christmas Gift Plants Suggestions
Perhaps you would like to give a gardener in your life a plant or reward yourself with a plant. Here are Christmas gift plants to consider.

Bloom Report – December 3 2021

December 3, 20211 min read
Bloom Report – December 3 2021

We are pleased to share our most recent Bloom Report, with photos and news from the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. To enjoy the entire Bloom Report, please follow this link: Bloom Report – December 3

Cranberries – So many assumptions proven wrong

December 3, 20211 min read
Cranberries – So many assumptions proven wrong

Maybe some of you also have assumptions about cranberries and how they’re grown.  Read more to find out if you’re right or… The post Cranberries – So many assumptions proven wrong appeared first on London Middlesex Master Gardeners.

SHRUB: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)

December 3, 20211 min read
SHRUB: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)

This compact shrub is indigenous to woodland edges, prairies, and roadsides throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic.* Although somewhat slow to establish, its extensive root system, drought tolerance, and ability to fix nitrogen make it an excellent choice for challenging garden…

Featured Plants

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting has masses of beautiful white button flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted…

Thimbleweed

Thimbleweed

This plant bears a few fine, short, soft hairs. Its stem grows 60 to 100 cm tall and is ramified above the small leaves that grow around the flower (involucre).…

Starflower

Starflower

Starflower is a forest understory plant growing in damp, shaded soils, occasionally on the edges of rivers and ponds. It spreads using well-developed rhizomes and regrows in spring from overwintering…