Trowel Talk Newsletter May 15, 2021


Trowel Talk Newsletter May 15, 2021

The Trowel Talk Newsletter May 15, 2021 is now available, brought to you by the Master Gardeners of and Lanark County. This month we feature articles about:

  • Invasive plants, -of-the Valley and Yellow Archangel. Both are beautiful but impossible to control.
  • Native Plants, Hepaticas and Wood Poppy. Both these beauties prefer woodland settings and are most visible very early in the , before the trees leaf out.
  • Growing Vegetables in Containers.
  • Spring is coming and so is Asparagus.
  • Ask a Master Gardener offers options for planting a flowering along a fence.
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Photo of a Porcelain Berry Vine by Dale Odorizzi

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