The Canadian Clay Dilemma

Here in Toronto, we live in the clay belt. Our history points us to this fact: Toronto Brick Works and Brampton Brick are just...

Birdwatch Vacation in Your Own Backyard

By Mark and Ben Cullen It is not like they ever left.  The cardinal that lands on an evergreen branch and creates an explosion of...

Holiday Cuttings

Your front door and balcony are begging for a holiday-appropriate planter or two. They require little water and virtually all the most popular holiday cuttings...

Before You Shut It Down

By Mark and Ben Cullen - Gardening Canadians have much to look forward to in the next few months: hockey, the Grey Cup, warm fires,...

Leaves Leave, But Where To?

By Mark and Ben Cullen - Gardening Gardeners live in a world of change. As we gain experience, we pay more attention to changes in...

How’s Your Hoya?

By Mark and Ben Cullen - Gardening Gardening is an evolution.  Canadians do not suddenly garden outdoors, then indoors over night.  You might be raking...

Goldenrod – The New Milkweed

By Mark and Ben Cullen - Gardening Our opinion of what is beautiful can change.  Ben looks at the fashion of the 70’s and laughs...

Home Grown is Best

By Mark and Ben Cullen - Gardening We are all familiar with the message that we should buy locally produced food.  It is fresh, lacks...

Love is Composting Season

What is the key to successful growing?  “It is about giving lots of love back to the soil.”  According to Angel Beyde of Good...

Evergreens: what you need to know

Very soon we will be in awe of the leaf colours in our part of the world.  Then, they fall to the ground.  After deciduous trees...