- An Invitation to meet the Monarch.
- Book review of 100 Plants to Feed the Monarch.
- Carrots and Their Kin.
- Know your Weeds: Dandelion.
- Visual Sense in the Garden.
- Gardeners Beware: this Knotty Weed.
- Ask a Master Gardener:
- Growing Plants near a cedar hedge.
- Growing vegetable in containers.
- Where to find us–Clinics and Talks.
Trowel Talk May 15, 2022
Milkweed, of which there are about 14 different types in Canada, is the only host plant for monarch butterflies. In summer, the female monarch feeds on the nectar and lays eggs on the underside of young leaves. Once the larvae emerge, they feed on the leaves, creating an arc-shaped hole. Several weeks later, after the…
Echinacea is an excellent flower to grow in a garden because its brilliant colours stand out against the green surroundings. They make an eye-catching colour display, especially when placed amid shorter perennials, where the spectacular purple, pink, and white blooms shine out above the leaves. It is also one of the perennial border’s longest-blooming plants….
Deadheading flowers is a very important job to do in the garden as it helps to increase the number of blooms on your plants. This morning dawned warm and humid. I am finding the quiet buzz of the insects and the chorus of birds to be relaxing as I prepare for the day. Breakfast with…