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Preparing Roses for Winter

Nov 11, 20223 min read
Preparing Roses for Winter

Judith’s advice on preparing roses for winter includes netting, breaking off weak branches, mulching, and how to use snow as an insulator. This is such a busy time of year for me. I am preparing for the Annual General Meeting…

Bee Hotel Research

Nov 4, 20223 min read
Bee Hotel Research

Judith makes observations, including on bee and wasp diversity, as part of research done by a PhD student, as the bee hotel is dismantled for the season. While the weather is still incredibly mild, I am seeing many of the…

Bird Netting for Roses in Winter

Oct 28, 20223 min read
Bird Netting for Roses in Winter

This week, Judith shares how she prepares her roses for winter, including the use of netting and the importance of snow cover. The temperature today is confusing. It is nearly Halloween, and the temperature is in the high twenties. It…

Deal With Heat Stress in Weed Plants

Oct 24, 20226 min read
Deal With Heat Stress in Weed Plants

Are you wondering why your marijuana plants are turning brown? Heat stress in weed can cause discoloration and other adverse effects.  How do you resolve this issue and ensure your crops are healthy? Plant White Widow feminized seeds or similar…

10 Shrubs with Berries for Fall and Winter Bird Treats

Oct 22, 20224 min read
10 Shrubs with Berries for Fall and Winter Bird Treats

Berries are an irresistible treat for birds, particularly in winter when food is scarce. The fruits produced by these shrubs provide calories and crucial nutrients that birds need, particularly during the cold winter months when other natural food sources are…

Join a Horticultural Society

Oct 21, 20223 min read
Join a Horticultural Society

This week, Judith reveals the merits of joining a horticultural society, how to prepare fairy gardens for winter, and thoughts on recycling pots. On Saturday I helped with a project that has been ongoing for almost two years. Our horticultural…

Plant of the month: Larch

Oct 18, 20222 min read
Plant of the month: Larch

If you love the effect of an evergreen tree and the brilliant fall color of a deciduous tree, you can have both with a larch tree. Larch (also known as Tamarack) is renowned as Ontario’s only native deciduous conifer! These…

Fireweed

Oct 16, 20223 min read
Fireweed
Fireweed is distinguished by its gorgeous magenta flowers. It can be a colourful addition to sunny, damp areas.

How to Grow the Delicate Harebell

Oct 16, 20227 min read
How to Grow the Delicate Harebell
Harebell is delicate and graceful. Each plant produces an abundance of flowers. Read how to care , use and propagate harebell.

Staghorn Sumac Is Dioecious

Oct 14, 20222 min read
Staghorn Sumac Is Dioecious
Staghorn Sumac puts on a startling display of color in the fall. It is easily transplanted. Discover more about staghorn sumac.

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