Flowering Perennials for Four Seasons of Interest
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Flowering Perennials for Four Seasons of Interest

Flowering perennials, carefully curated to combine varying heights, colours, and textures, make the most intriguing gardens. For a beautiful, low-maintenance addition to your garden, perennial plants are the way to go – they grow back every spring, year after year.  Think of them like wardrobe basics to which you can accessorize with eye-popping annuals (purchased…

Coffee Grounds for Plants
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Coffee Grounds for Plants

You’ve heard that adding coffee grounds to your compost speeds decomposition and adds much-needed nitrogen to the compost. Coffee grounds are good for plants in the garden. We explain why and identify specific vegetables, plants and flowers that can benefit. In a related article, read about coffee grounds and other techniques to improve soil. Coffee…

Creating and Enjoying Shade Gardens – Notes From the Old Ottawa South Garden Club
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Creating and Enjoying Shade Gardens – Notes From the Old Ottawa South Garden Club

At the recent meeting of the Old Ottawa Garden club the presenter, Dave Dunn, spoke about “Shining a Light on Shade”. Dave has extensive gardening experience as a creator of, and partner in, Rideau Woodland Ramble Inc., a garden centre and display gardens situated on seven acres of woodland near Merrickville. In 2015, the Ramble…

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