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Repotting Houseplants

Question: How can I tell if my houseplant needs to be repotted? What symptoms do I look for? How should…

How to Divide your Bromeliads and Expand your Collection

How many bromeliads does it take to satisfy an enthusiast? 3,500 and then some. That is an approximation of how…

Kelleher Warming Fire

The universe works its magic in strange and interesting ways.  I had just sat down on a bench in the…

Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

Once you have harvested the last of your veggies, it’s time to put the garden to bed for the winter.…

Word of the Week: Knee

Knees are commonly seen on cypresses growing in the southeastern United States. They have a conical shape almost like a…

Not Your Everyday Goldenrod

By Cheryl Harrison, Master Gardener I was recently at a market where a local garden group was selling some plants…

Bloom Report – November 7 2021

We are pleased to share our November 7 Bloom Report, with photos and news from the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.…

Tree Following – the November Quince Count

 Oh dear, my dear readers, brace yourselves……and then there was one.Just the one.  Poor Quince Minor lost his quince, so…

VINE: Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia-creeper)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Found in fields and forests and in dry soils and wet, this native…

Preparing Garden for Winter

Just as I prepare to stay warm this winter, I also need to prepare the garden for the upcoming winter…

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The importance of keystone species

 If you were told that beaver, bees, an oak tree and a…

Veggie Bites – Seedlings

Veggie Bites – Seedlings

As the days have been getting longer, I have been monitoring my…

Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable Landscaping

with Holly Kaiser October 13, 2020 Holly Kaiser will discuss sustainable…

Veggie Bites – Broccoli

Veggie Bites – Broccoli

I will try growing some radishes around my broccoli to distract the…

Value Your Food! Food Saving Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Value Your Food! Food Saving Tips for Reducing Food Waste

As Extension Master Gardeners, we help educate our local communities about the…

Featured Plants

Sweet White Violet

Sweet White Violet

Viola blanda, commonly known as sweet white violet, is a stoloniferous, stemless, low-growing perennial (1-5″ high) which features basal, heart-shaped…

Tickseed, Pot of Gold

Tickseed, Pot of Gold

This is a low maintenance, drought-tolerant, long-blooming and cheerful plants for a flower border or a filler. Bees, birds and…

Coneflowers – Echinacea

Coneflowers – Echinacea

Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are tough little native flowers that draw butterflies, bees, and birds to the garden! Trouble-free,…

White Turtlehead

White Turtlehead

White Turtlehead has masses of beautiful white hooded flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid…

Blue Flag, Wild Iris

Blue Flag, Wild Iris

Iris versicolor, commonly called northern blue flag, is a clump-forming iris that is native to marshes, swamps, wet meadows, ditches…

Cup Plant

Cup Plant

Cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, is a beautiful native Ontario plant. Its large stature, (6 to 9 feet tall), and wide, tapered…

On treating Bugs – Good and Bad

Spinosad Insect Spray: A Great Find For Organic Gardeners

Spinosad Insect Spray: A Great Find For Organic Gardeners

It can be hard to keep insect pests under control without harming beneficial garden insects. Spinosad insect spray is a great…

Governments Providing Additional Supports for Ontario Beekeepers

Governments Providing Additional Supports for Ontario Beekeepers

 The Governments of Canada and Ontario are launching a new targeted beekeeper intake to support and strengthen the health of…

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…

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…

Rain Garden Attracts New Species at Risk Bumble Bee

Rain Garden Attracts New Species at Risk Bumble Bee

The post Rain Garden Attracts New Species at Risk Bumble Bee appeared first on Royal Botanical Gardens.

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…

Veggie Bites – Sweet Peas

The weather is not delightful. The warmth we are experiencing is fleeting. Our temperaturesshould be approaching normal by…

Veggie Bites – Seedlings

Veggie Bites – Seedlings

As the days have been getting longer, I have been monitoring my little seedlings and decided it was…

Veggie Bites – Microgreens

Veggie Bites – Microgreens

Microgreens are basically the seedlings of edible vegetables like beets and kale, or herbs like basil or cilantro.…

Veggie Bites – Roses

Veggie Bites – Roses

My next big chore is to protect my roses; I have a lot of them. All of my…

7 Calming Teas and Herbs For Anxiety

7 Calming Teas and Herbs For Anxiety

There are several herbs and remedial plants noted for their ability to help reduce anxiety and improve sleep,…