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Plant For Spring Colour

Plant in the spring, rake leaves in the fall.  Right? In the oversimplified world of amateur gardening that about sums it up.  You have a...

A Contradiction that Works

Of all the families in the plant world, none produce as many blank stares as “deciduous evergreen”.  Deciduous means that a plant has leaves...

Hedging Your Bets

The pandemic has encouraged us to embrace change.  You may let your hair grow a little longer between cuts, make fewer trips to the...

Friend or Foe?

by Mark & Ben CullenGardeningInsects are our friends.   Without them the web of nature collapses.  That is how important insects are to the world...

An Environmental Game Changer

by Mark and Ben CullenGardeningJuly 12, 1940.  This was the date that the first Canadian casualty in World War Two occurred. He was Pilot...

Chemical Free Weed Control

by Mark and Ben CullenSometimes you can have it both ways.You can have a weed-free garden without the use of herbicides.   First, chemical-free weed...

Invest Now For Later Bounty

by Mark and Ben CullenSummer arrived the other day.  Did you notice?  Your plants did.  The days shorten and generally temperatures rise, while less...

Bring on the drought

by Mark & Ben Cullen“Can you recommend a plant that I can grow in a cemetery?” is a question almost as old as time.Soon,...

Picture a Perfect City

By Mark and Ben CullenIf you live in an urban environment you are surrounded by cars, roads, high-rises, concrete and sometimes, with a bit...

Build Your Canadian “Cottage Garden”

By Mark and Ben CullenIn England, a Cottage Garden refers to an informal arrangement of plants, arranged densely for a big show of colour. ...