Gloriosa Daisies The Beginnings And Here To Stay

Over 60 years have passed since the introduction of Gloriosa Daisies to the gardening public. Many growers, I believe, would name the ‘Gloriosa Daisy’ as one of the all-time beautiful things to come out of a seed packet. It is an “average gardener’s” flower good enough for the most discriminating of connoisseurs.

8 “Nos” for The Vegetable Garden

Irrespective of whether you are a beginner or a guru in growing vegetables, making mistakes is inevitable. You might not repeat the old mistakes, but you’ll always commit new ones each and every year. I do!

Bulbs to Plant Now for Late Summer Color

Right about now, daffodils and tulips are in full bloom making even the simplest of streets beautiful. People are snatching up the blooms and putting them in vases and arrangements. And some are even heading into garden centers to get those flowers for their garden.

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Mindful Gardening Outdoors and Inside

Mindful Gardening Outdoors and Inside

We all know now that gardens and gardening enhance the wellbeing and happiness of people. That includes enjoying not only the beauty and the fruits of gardens, but also the satisfying work that creates this bounty These basic general tips and...

Book Review: The Overstory

Book Review: The Overstory

I just finished reading The Overstory by Richard Powers. I highly recommend it to any gardener who would typically hold a set of values related to conservation, respecting biodiversity and protecting the natural world. The novel is about nine Americans whose unique...

It was March 2020

It was March 2020

It was in March 2020. The streets were empty, the shops closed, people couldn't get out. But spring did not know and the flowers began to bloom, the sun shone, the birds were singing, swallows would soon arrive, the sky was blue, the morning was coming earlier ... It...

Volunteering Opportunity at the Hope Garden

Volunteering Opportunity at the Hope Garden

Enjoy being outdoors in the beautiful summer weather, volunteering at the Hope Garden! Help plant the vegetables, keep the gardens weeded, then harvest the lush vegetables that are enjoyed so much by the clients of the Shepherds of Good Hope!!!  Hope Garden – a 7000...

Seeds! Glorious Seeds!

Seeds! Glorious Seeds!

It is the dark days of February and it is now time to look ahead to the new year.  Like most gardeners, my fingernails are clean, and I feel like it will be an awfully long time until I can get outside and work in the garden.  Suddenly, I remember that since the...

Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

This is the presentation given by Stuart Swanson to the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society.  To access the full presentation, clicking the "Wellness Gardens" link below will download a Powerpoint presentation to your computer. Posted here with...

The story of my pollinator garden

The story of my pollinator garden

I’m not exaggerating when I say that creating this pollinator garden is one of the best decisions I ever made, and that it has changed my life. You can read about why and how I created my garden in a blog post I wrote for the Wild Pollinator Partners. Perhaps you will...

Making a Difference, One Bird at a Time

Making a Difference, One Bird at a Time

by Kathy Felkar Volunteer at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory Slowly removing my head from my pillow in the dead dark of pre-dawn, I wonder what was I thinking when I agreed to volunteer every Friday at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory for the next two and...

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