Celebrating back to school

by Mark Cullen You made it. After a summer of juggling schedules around a variety of kids’ (grand kids?) activities and, perhaps, your own work...

Powering through

by Mark Cullen I have a beef with two-cycle garden-power equipment, especially leaf blowers and weed whackers. In my opinion, the noise levels and exhaust...

Plants as Gifts

by Mark Cullen There is an abundance of early autumn birthdays in our family, mostly on my wife’s side. We like to joke that her...

What Canadian Gardeners can learn from the Brits.

by Mark Cullen For a Canadian to understand the passionate obsession that the Brits feel for their gardens, just look at how passionate we feel...

Pond broker

by Mark Cullen Are you a modern gardener? One who plants and nurtures your own garden space with an eye to enhancing the biodiversity in...

Tool Time

by Mark Cullen I love my garden tools.  Using quality tools, when doing any job, is a key to squeezing the greatest possible joy out of...

Bye Bye Butterfly

by Mark Cullen The monarch butterfly is in decline. It has been for some time and Canadian Wildlife magazine reports that it still is. So...

What gardeners can learn from farmers

by Mark Cullen If there is one group of people who watch spring approach with the same anticipation as gardeners, it is farmers.Like gardeners, they...

Bloom for Your Buck

by Mark Cullen The months of May and June create quite a flurry of activity in the garden and at garden retailers. There is a...

Contain This

by Mark Cullen The long May weekend. Like looking at a plate of your favourite food, it is hard to know where to begin. I...