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Economical vegetables to grow

Most people are limited for some combination of time, space, and money. You might approach your vegetable garden (because of course you’re… The post Economical vegetables to grow appeared first…

Keyhole Garden Composting – unique solution for small beds

Keyhole Garden composting is an effective and eco-friendly growing method. How do you compost organic kitchen and garden waste if you have… The post Keyhole Garden Composting – unique solution…

COP26 delivered important steps forward as well as disappointments

By Pete Davidson, Senior Conservation Advisor, Birds Canada   An ever-darkening cloud with a fragmented silver lining. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 26th conference of the parties (COP26) was…

The Christmas Bird Count: a tradition that helps birds

By Yousif Attia, Canadian CBC Coordinator, Birds Canada   The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a winter tradition for thousands of Canadians. This upcoming season marks the 122nd year for the…

Iona Island is a bird oasis – Let’s keep it that way

By James Casey, Fraser Estuary Specialist, BC Program, Birds Canada   A sewage treatment plant might seem an odd place to take someone looking to connect to nature, but birders…

A year of birds: highlights from the 2021 Birdathon

Thank you so much to all the participants and donors who have so far supported the Great Canadian Birdathon® in 2021. The annual Birdathon unites Canada’s bird lovers in raising…

Saving Seeds from Onions and Leeks

Various varieties of onions (Allium cepa) are widely grown in home gardens. They, and related species such as leeks (Allium ampeloprasum), are usually grown as annuals for consumption in the…

Mushrooms in the Wild

By Mary-Jane Pilgrim, Master Gardener Go for a hike in the woods in November, and you’ll see plants you’ve probably never seen before. With the wetness of fall comes an…

TOWARDS A BOTANICAL GARDEN CENTERED IN OTTAWA – FUN IN THE FALL GARDEN!

Welcome to Autumn in this most capital garden! When Canada glows with red, yellow and orange, Canadensis – The Garden of Canada/Le Jardin du Canada beckons you to slow down…

You Need Amaryllis This Holiday Season

By Christine March, Master Gardener, SCMG  The holiday season will be in full swing any minute now and we will soon be decorating our homes with festive flair. Poinsettias, evergreen…

Ontario’s Inn-famous Crossroads: The Valley Inn and its Many Bridges

The post Ontario’s Inn-famous Crossroads: The Valley Inn and its Many Bridges appeared first on Royal Botanical Gardens.

New England Aster: Profile of an Ontario Native Plant

The post New England Aster: Profile of an Ontario Native Plant appeared first on Mississauga Master Gardeners.

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