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Space invaders

Invasive species are on the radar like never before.Not only are they as pervasive as ever in the natural environment, but there has also...

The ins and outs seeds

Sometimes, life is just going to seed.  We think that can be a good thing.  The life of a plant, in three words, is growth-flower-seed. ...

Tasks that require immediate attention

Have you ever sent a birthday card to someone after their birthday?  A lot of us must have or there would not be so...

Nature based climate solutions

Another year of bizarre weather has climate change on the mind. Clearly, this is an all-hands-on-deck effort. Whiz-bang technologies like carbon capture, electric cars, and...

5 Steps to the Best Fall Garden Ever

There are many activities that we can enjoy this time of year in the garden that will pay big dividends later in the season,...

Gardening for People with a Short Attention Span

Our patience for long stories seems to be short.  Thank you, Twitter, for reminding us that many people have a maximum 280-character appetite for...

Year-round herbs

Cooking is a year-round endeavour, like eating.Gardening on the other hand, gets interrupted by winter. This time of year, we busy ourselves harvesting and...

Plants That Say “Go Away”

Some plants are the kickboxers of the plant world. They arm themselves with a sharp defence we generally refer to as thorns.Planting thorny shrubs...

A “Not-To-Do List”

Tired of being told what to do?If so, you will like our column this week. Gardeners are generally busy doing stuff. But there are...

The right tools for pruning

Last week, we discussed the importance of late summer pruning of trees, shrubs, evergreens, and perennial plants. But what tools are best for each...