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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...

Planning a boulevard garden

Real estate is a necessary part of gardening, and we know how precious real estate is in this country. Especially in our cities.It is...

Hummingbirds and Butterflies To Beat the Band

Why do we love gardening so much? Not just us, but Canadians in general. Perhaps it is the company we keep while in the...

Checking the Right Boxes

The long weekend of our national holiday, July first, has a habit of creeping up on us gardeners. No sooner do we get our...