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Harrogate Autumn Flower Show review at Newby Hall

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)

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

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

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: 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

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

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”

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

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

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…

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show review at Newby Hall

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)

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

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

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: 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

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

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”

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,…

Featured Plants

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Marsh marigold is one of the first signs of spring with its bright yellow flowers in wet soils. The flowers…

Doll’s Eyes, White Baneberry

Doll’s Eyes, White Baneberry

White baneberry is a popular novelty plant to grow, due to its striking visual interest. In addition to its clusters…

Wood Lily

Wood Lily

Wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum) plants grow in a single stem and can reach 1 to 3 feet tall. The leaves…

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

A much loved garden addition, Rose of Sharon are often planted to provide fresh flush of late season colour after…

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is a native herb that grows along riverbanks and is occasionally found in garden flower beds…

Twin Flower

Twin Flower

Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) is a plant found throughout the northern hemisphere in circumboreal habitats. Twinflower occurs across the northern hemisphere…

Master Gardeners

SHRUB: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic The sweet-scented, pincushion-like, white globes…

Weed Watch: Was that 4-foot plant (Erechtites hieraciifolius) growing in my garden yesterday?

Written By Mary Free, Extension Master Gardener Summer is waning or fall…

Pollinator-friendly Perennials for the Fall Garden

By Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener The signs are all around us. The…

Little Wonders in Nature!

By Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener What a surprise for us this…

Board Member Interview with Shelley Walker

Having had no opportunities to meet and socialize in person for a…

Back to Basics

What Is A Composite Flower?

Briefly, a composite is a member of the composite family (Compositae or Asteraceae family). However, such…

20 Easy Plant Propagation Tutorials for Gardeners

If you have always wanted to learn plant propagation to grow more plants from the ones…

Why Can’t I Grow this?

Liza Drozdov – Halton Master Gardener Garden dreams meet Ontario reality. Rehmannia angulata Many gardeners want…

DIY Garden Gifts: Seed Starting Kits

DIY Garden Gifts: Seed Starting Kits February 12, 2018 by Amanda. As you probably know, there’s…

Growing Bell Peppers For Gardening Beginners

Growing Bell peppers is a great crop for getting started in gardening. With a short crop…

On fertilizing your vegetable garden

New gardeners and even some veteran gardeners add far more garden fertilizer than their vegetables need.…

Back to Basics

6 Tips for Growing Food In Urban Landscapes

Growing and eating fresh fruits and vegetables from your urban garden make you healthier. And working…

5 Essential Garden Tools For Every Gardener

Gardening can be a great hobby for people that love spending their leisure time outdoors to…

A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Gardening

Backyard gardening is good for physical health and well-being, and it’s an enjoyable hobby that can…

How To Take Plant Cuttings

7 min read Written by Chris Lee The original article is found on UPgardener. Plant cuttings are…

Birding

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.…

Aerial Insectivore Conservation Program

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

Make a Robin Nesting Shelf (Free Plans)

This simple building plan shows how to make a nesting shelf for robins (Turdus migratorius) where they can build a…

The Best Annuals to Attract Hummingbirds

A family with a lot of diversity, hummingbirds are little dynamo species fluttering in and out of sight. They are…

Bank Swallow Conservation Coordinator

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

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,…

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…

Unravelling the mystery of the Bicknell’s Thrush in New Brunswick’s mountain forests

By Dr. Rémi Torrenta, Bird Projects Biologist, Birds Canada   May 27th, 9pm. The darkness slowly falls around us as…

garden styles

5 Creative Tips To Breathe Vibrancy Into Your Garden Room

5 Creative Tips To Breathe Vibrancy Into Your Garden Room

A garden room is the perfect way to add more space to a home and create an outdoor escape that…

5 top garden design tips – and how to avoid two common mistakes!

5 top garden design tips – and how to avoid two common mistakes!

Garden design tips to transform your outdoor space. Plus avoid the two common garden layout mistakes that most amateurs make!…

Pergola Design: Make Your Backyard A Beautiful Hangout

Pergola Design: Make Your Backyard A Beautiful Hangout

Proper pergola designs are a beautiful and easy way to make your outdoor space feel like an oasis! The difference…

How Proper Landscaping Can Prevent Basement Flooding

How Proper Landscaping Can Prevent Basement Flooding

A quality landscaping service will go beyond just the way the exterior of a property looks. Of course, this is…

Ornamental Grasses – Old Ottawa South Garden Club

Ornamental Grasses – Old Ottawa South Garden Club

The 2017—2018 season (the 23rd season) of the Old Ottawa Garden Club got off to a great start with a…

7 Tips for a Great Organic Lawn

7 Tips for a Great Organic Lawn

Are you interested in growing a great organic lawn? If so, you’ll want to follow these tips for a landscape…

Railing Planters Bring Color To Outdoor Living

Railing Planters Bring Color To Outdoor Living

Railing planters are the ideal choice when gardening in small, outdoor living areas. These versatile containers help you make better…

7 Reasons To Install Landscape Garden Lighting

7 Reasons To Install Landscape Garden Lighting

There are many good reasons to install landscape garden lighting in your garden. In this article, we will look at…

garden styles

Railing Planters Bring Color To Outdoor Living

Railing Planters Bring Color To Outdoor Living

Railing planters are the ideal choice when gardening in small, outdoor living areas. These versatile containers help you make better…

Creating garden walls with gabions

Creating garden walls with gabions

When visitors see our garden renovation, one of their first positive comments is about the gabion retaining walls. We agree. For high design…

How to Create a Relaxing Backyard

How to Create a Relaxing Backyard

By Guest Author Harper Reid Backyards are meant to be a relaxing haven, a place for the entire family to…

Wildscaping: The Home Edition

Over the past few years, I’ve been too busy making new gardens to actually find the time to write about…

Upgrading Your Garden at Almost No Cost

Upgrading Your Garden at Almost No Cost

Firstly, upgrading your garden won’t happen if you aren’t willing to experiment with landscaping and do yard work. However, we…

7 Reasons To Install Landscape Garden Lighting

7 Reasons To Install Landscape Garden Lighting

There are many good reasons to install landscape garden lighting in your garden. In this article, we will look at…

Build A DIY Raised Bed Planter

Build A DIY Raised Bed Planter

Raised planter beds are important components of gardening, and they add additional beauty and benefits to get excellent and quality…

Rain Barrel Tips

Rain Barrel Tips

Rain barrels are a great way to collect water to use on your lawn and garden. Here are tips on…


Attractions and Things to do

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…

Courtesy of nature

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A Short trip to North Wales

We recently visited North Wales – see earlier post about visit to Crug Farm Plants, staying in Llandudno. I had…

Mariposas en el aire

Share Tweet Share Las mariposas vienen en diferentes formas, tamaños y colores. ¿Puedes adivinar cuál es la mariposa que viaja…

our habitat

Four-lined Plant Bugs – Munching leaves near you!

More bugs show up in our gardens as we welcome the summer weather. One of the newer pests in my…

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…

Pet Friendly Plants and Flowers – Updated

By Sue McDonald, Bloomex. Some plants and flowers are toxic to our furry friends, they are not pet friendly plants…

Tips On Avoiding Ticks And Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that is transmitted to people through infected tick bites, particularly from the black-legged tick.…

Health and Wellness

What the Nose Knows – Understanding Aroma

Humans have been attracted to aromatic plants since the beginning of time. We use them…

The Best Plants to Help You Sleep

Sleep better with these soothing and air purifying potted plants It’s not just your bed…

Growing And Care Of Roman or German Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile tea has long been used, as a traditional folk remedy, for a wide range…

Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

This is the presentation given by Stuart Swanson to the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural…

Benefits of Getting Outdoors

If you’re a self-professed homebody, you could seriously benefit from a change of scenery. Spending…

Seeds and Bulbs

Veggie Bites – Starting Seeds

Veggie Bites – Starting Seeds

If you have started some seeds, the first thing that you should see is a pair of…

Bulbs to Plant Now for Late Summer Color

Bulbs to Plant Now for Late Summer Color

Right about now, daffodils and tulips are in full bloom making even the simplest of streets beautiful.…

Bring Spring Flowers and Bulbs into Your Home

Bring Spring Flowers and Bulbs into Your Home

Notes from the Old Ottawa South Garden Club The last meeting in 2016 of the Old Ottawa…

20 Easy Plant Propagation Tutorials for Gardeners

20 Easy Plant Propagation Tutorials for Gardeners

If you have always wanted to learn plant propagation to grow more plants from the ones you…

Dobies new flower seeds for 2022

Dobies new flower seeds for 2022

The delights of planning for next year start now! Dobies new flower seeds contain cottage garden favourites, annuals…

DIY Garden Gifts: Seed Starting Kits

DIY Garden Gifts: Seed Starting Kits

DIY Garden Gifts: Seed Starting Kits February 12, 2018 by Amanda. As you probably know, there’s nothing…

Growing Bell Peppers For Gardening Beginners

Growing Bell peppers is a great crop for getting started in gardening. With a short crop cycle and easy care,…

The New Zealand Sweetpeas

The New Zealand Sweetpeas

 “I’m sending off to New Zealand for some sweetpeas, do you want to order some too?” is the sort of…

Chicken Feet Soup is Rich and Nutritious Comfort Food that’s Practically Free

Joybilee® Farm | DIY | Herbs | Gardening | Chicken feet soup is a golden, clear broth, rich in gelatin,…

Growing nutritious vegetables

Growing nutritious vegetables

Jim Fitzgerald has shared the presentation he made to the Stratford Horticultural Society. Lots of good stuff in this 30…

How to Prune Blueberries

How to Prune Blueberries

About 5 years ago, after considerable research, I bought 3 varieties of blueberries which complimented and cross-pollinated each other so…

Cactus and Succulents

Get Inspired to Create a Next Level Succulent Arrangement

Get Inspired to Create a Next Level Succulent Arrangement

Succulent arrangements are long lasting creations that can be enjoyed indoors or out. This DIY video from Garden Answer will…

Flowering Cactus: How To Make Cactus Bloom [All Year Round]

Flowering Cactus: How To Make Cactus Bloom [All Year Round]

The cactus flower, it can be difficult to get spiky desert cactus to bloom when you keep them as houseplants.…

Christmas Cactus – How To Grow, Care For And Make Schlumbergera Bloom

Christmas Cactus – How To Grow, Care For And Make Schlumbergera Bloom

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii), also known as Christmas cacti, Thanksgiving cactus or holiday cacti, no other plant seems to…

Dividing Aloe for Containers

Dividing Aloe for Containers

Separating large aloe plants into several smaller ones is a wonderful way to propagate new plants to share with friends…

Cactus Propagation: How To Propagate Cactus Plants

Cactus Propagation: How To Propagate Cactus Plants

Many people start out with cactus as a gift plant and don’t think much about cactus propagation. However, when they…

Special Interests

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 wife Cindy have transformed their 10 acres from hay fields…

African Violet FAQs

African Violet FAQs

We are big fans of African violets and know many of you are, too! These houseplants add color to any space in winter and their cheerful flowers make us smile. Since African violets can be…

Walk on the Future Site of Canada’s National Botanical Garden

Walk on the Future Site of Canada’s National Botanical Garden

Canadians want a national botanical garden for an attractive walking destination, a national survey conducted by Nanos Research shows. Canadensis has a vision for such a world-class attraction. But we have other extraordinary news. You…

Days of Reflection

Days of Reflection

We have all experienced a significant change in the 18 months since Covid appeared in our world.  Some of us more than others, but none of us can say that […] The post Days of…

A Company of Fools presents “LOVE FROM AFAR” @ Canadensis!

A Company of Fools presents “LOVE FROM AFAR” @ Canadensis!

 A Company of Fools presents LOVE FROM AFAR @ Canadensis!Thursday, September 2nd @ 7pmFriday, September 3rd @ 7 pmSaturday, September 4th @ 2 pm & 7 pmAdvance tickets are a must. COVID-19 health protocols are…

8 DIY Gardening Hacks You Must Know for 2021!

8 DIY Gardening Hacks You Must Know for 2021!

We’ve put together a useful list of DIY gardening hacks that will make your life a lot easier! The signs of spring are all around us, with brown turning to green and the late winter…

Popular

FERTILIZER FOR GROWING COFFEE AT HOME

FERTILIZER FOR GROWING COFFEE AT HOME

Many people cannot get enough coffee and start growing coffee plants in their homes! It…

My Soil is Dead

My Soil is Dead

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

Vertical line garden

Vertical line garden

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Trowel Talk Newsletter January 15, 2021

Trowel Talk Newsletter January 15, 2021

 The Trowel Talk Newsletter, January 15, 2021 is now available, brought to you by the Master…

The KASSI Living Seed Commons

The KASSI Living Seed Commons

In our March 11, 2021 presentation, Cathy Christie let us know how to obtain locally-adapted…