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Harrogate Autumn Flower Show review at Newby Hall

New venue attracts the crowds but there’s room for improvement This Harrogate Autumn Flower Show review was always going to…

SHRUB: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic The sweet-scented, pincushion-like, white globes of Buttonbush are familiar to those who spend…

Red Malabar Spinach and Alyssum

To eat my Red Malabar spinach, I pull the leaves off the vine at staggered intervals and enjoy it in…

Win stunning tulip bulbs worth £117 from Dutch Grown

This is a collaborative post in partnership with DutchGrown Are you starting to think about next year’s garden? Autumn is…

Bulbs: spring, summer and fall

Bulbs are on my mind these days. I’m awaiting the arrival of an order of spring-blooming bulbs, hoping the weather…

100 waterfall quotes & perfect waterfall captions and puns

Are you searching for the perfect waterfall quotes, or a waterfall caption for your photos? You’re in the right place!…

Review: Carbon Gold Biochar compost & soil improvers

This is a collaborative post in partnership with Carbon Gold I always find September to be a brilliant month for…

The Amazing Adventures of Piping Plover “HL”

By Laura Bartlett, Nova Scotia Program Manager, Birds Canada   “HL”, affectionately known as Helen Louise by our field biologists,…

Aerial Insectivore Conservation Program

Birds Canada – Atlantic Region Are you looking to channel your skills into meaningful, energizing work that will directly contribute…

Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con el Jardín

Share Tweet Share En el Jardín nos complace compartirte historias  profundas sobre nuestras plantas, personal y programas inspirados en la…

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Increasing Our Tree Canopy

A society grows great when old men (and women and children) plant trees in…

Daylilies

Daylilies

By Christine March, Master Gardener, SCMG     My Mother once got…

My Soil is Dead

My Soil is Dead

Liza Drozdov – Halton Master Gardener After decades of staring at my…

September: First Frost Date

September: First Frost Date

The first frost date for the GTA is late September.  If a…

The KASSI Living Seed Commons

The KASSI Living Seed Commons

In our March 11, 2021 presentation, Cathy Christie let us know how…

Featured Plants

Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflowers are fairly versatile; height varies, as does soil and lighting preferences. There are many species native to Canada. Provides…

Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud

Oh this easy-going ornamental can be grown as a shrub or as a small tree. Loving full sun to partial…

Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches is a true spring woodland ephemeral species. It flowers early in the spring when sunlight hits the woodland…

Fringed Loosestrife

Fringed Loosestrife

This colorful wildflower likes moist to wet and even seasonally wet conditions in nature but will also grow well in…

White Spruce

White Spruce

If you love seeing wildlife, the white spruce provides nesting sites and shelter as well as food for many kinds…

Blue Cohosh

Blue Cohosh

There are two species of Blue Cohosh: Caulophyllum thalictroides and Caulophyllum giganteum. Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue Cohosh) generally has lighter greenish flowers which…

Birds

Canadian Lakes Loon Survey: New Report Helps Explain Mysterious Declines

By Dr. Doug Tozer, Director, Waterbirds and Wetlands, Birds Canada   Birds Canada volunteers collect important information for bird conservation. …

On Backyard Birding, Watching, Attracting, Adventures

On Backyard Birding, Watching, Attracting, Adventures

Backyard birding is an activity suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities. It is also completely free and can…

25 Beautiful Birds From Around The World

25 Beautiful Birds From Around The World

Discover what makes each of these beautiful birds unique, where they live, what they eat, and what they look like.…

How To Attract Birds To Your Garden

How To Attract Birds To Your Garden

Learn to nurture birdlife in your garden. Learn to attract birds to your garden. Birds are highly attuned to changes…

We are wildlife.

We are wildlife.

Did you know that most birds stop singing in August and into September? They’ve done all their brooding and nesting…

Hummingbird Garden: How To Make Your Backyard A Hangout

Hummingbird Garden: How To Make Your Backyard A Hangout

Let me ask… Would you like to have a hummingbird garden? Do you love to watch hummingbirds feeding in a…

On treating Bugs – Good and Bad

Get Rid Of Striped, Spotted Cucumber Beetles

Get Rid Of Striped, Spotted Cucumber Beetles

Say goodbye to cucumber beetles! Whether they are striped or spotted cucumber beetles, these bad bugs spread plant disease and…

Planting Guides – Forage for Honey Bees

Planting Guides – Forage for Honey Bees

Invite pollinators to your neighbourhood by planting a pollinator friendly habitat in your garden farm, school, park or just about…

Plant a Flower Patch to Save the wild Rusty-Patched Bumblebee

Plant a Flower Patch to Save the wild Rusty-Patched Bumblebee

I’m SO excited to discover this free eguide on helping our endangered wild bees, including the rusty-patched bumblebee. Written by bee scientist Sheila Colla,…

Canadian Best Management Practices for Honey Bee Health

Canadian Best Management Practices for Honey Bee Health

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the honey bee industry are developed by different levels and divisions of government, various organizations,…

How to Get Rid of Garden Pests – Updated

How to Get Rid of Garden Pests – Updated

By: Peter Weeks The original source article is here on The Daily Gardener No gardener wants to see insects wreaking…

Butterfly diversity in our 2020 garden

Butterfly diversity in our 2020 garden

Even though there were fewer butterflies in the garden in 2020 than in 2019, at least there was an interesting…

2018 Garden Trends: Containers, Privacy, Pollinators

2018 Garden Trends: Containers, Privacy, Pollinators

December 26, 2017  With a year of conferences, tests, trials and garden visits under our belts, we’re excited to tell…

Swiss Chard Recipe

The Swiss chard that is also growing in my cool weather planter is very ready to harvest. I…

Guide to Starting Root Vegetable Seeds

Guide to Starting Root Vegetable Seeds

Who’s ready to start digging in the garden? Us too. Root vegetable crops can often be planted as…

Veggie Bites – Peonies

Veggie Bites – Peonies

I added compost to my peonies last year and overwintered them with maple leaves. They are much better…

Veggie Bites – Bulbs Growing

Veggie Bites – Bulbs Growing

But then I saw a large leaf of green poking up! I have bulbs growing and that is…

How To Make A Vertical Herb Planter

How To Make A Vertical Herb Planter

Having fresh herbs right outside the door takes fresh to a whole new level. The vertical herb planter…

Pollinators

Ways to Get Rid of Wasps Naturally

Ways to Get Rid of Wasps Naturally

Did you know that wasps are multiplying because of climate change? It’s increasing the need to get rid of wasps and for wasp control. When there are few (or no)…

Veggie Bites – Monarch Waystation

Veggie Bites – Monarch Waystation

You will need milkweed for a Monarch Waystation; however, I know of people who are allergic to milkweed and find it difficult to be in close contact with the plant.…

Trees for Bees

Trees for Bees

Friends of the Earth have published a poster titled “Trees for Bees”. Check it out! The post Trees for Bees first appeared on Stratford and area Master Gardeners.

The Ultimate Guide to Butterflies and How to Prevent their Declines

The Ultimate Guide to Butterflies and How to Prevent their Declines

Butterflies and moths have been around for millions of years. They used to be a common sight in gardens, but numbers have declined since the 1940s along with our other native…

The story of my pollinator garden

The story of my pollinator garden

I’m not exaggerating when I say that creating this pollinator garden is one of the best decisions I ever made, and that it has changed my life. You can read…

Short and sweet: new sidewalk pollinator planting

Short and sweet: new sidewalk pollinator planting

I have a confession to make. Almost 20 years ago, I had the opportunity to add free native plants to my garden. My generous friend had let her front lawn…

School butterfly garden update

School butterfly garden update

Recently I’ve noticed a burgeoning interest in butterfly gardening, spurred by the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project. The goal is to create more than 1000 pollinator gardens across Canada. Several…

Special Interests

Treecycling at RBG

The post Treecycling at RBG appeared first on Royal Botanical Gardens.

Dealing with Duckweed in Your Pond

Dealing with Duckweed in Your Pond

I have a confession to make. I really like duckweed. I think that it’s pretty, and can be really interesting to look at. The way…

Trowel Talk Newsletter May 15, 2021

Trowel Talk Newsletter May 15, 2021

 The Trowel Talk Newsletter May 15, 2021 is now available, brought to you by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County. This month…

Keep Your Pond Healthy When You Got a Late Start

Keep Your Pond Healthy When You Got a Late Start

Distractions happen, and things fall to the wayside. This year we were in the process of getting a new 2-acre pond ready for prime time,…

Book review: The nature of oaks

Book review: The nature of oaks

Doug Tallamy’s latest book takes the reader on a month by month tour of life in his oak trees. Over 20 years he and his…