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...

The best days of the year for planting

“At the plant we planted a plant.” Interpretation: At the factory we put a botanical species in the ground. The English language is confusing, but some...

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 CullenGardening Insects 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 CullenGardening July 12, 1940.  This was the date that the first Canadian casualty in World War Two occurred. He was Pilot...