Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Gardening in Almonte: Killer Trees!!

I was happily hoeing a row of potatoes last week when I came upon a couple of plants that were severely wilted. This struck...

Gardening in Almonte: What is a weed?

My dictionary defines a weed as “a plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted, as in a...

Yard of the Week — Janet Morris

Janet Morris’ cottage garden  at 140 Union Street North makes passersby stop and admire the front yard that is brimming with flowers. Seventeen years...

Yard of the Week: Jutta and Michael Barker

Nestled on Elizabeth Street in the village of Pakenham, this tidy and attractive garden is planted for three-season interest. Starting with spring bulbs, then on...

Gardening in Almonte: Let’s Get Social! 

As a person who falls at the extreme introvert end of the introvert/extrovert continuum, I have found the book The Introvert Advantage by Marti...

Yard of the Week – Pakenham ‘Marigold Hat’

The Yard of the Week is a large Marigold Hat that was planted in Pakenham, near the Pakenham Five Span Bridge. The attractive and bright...

Gardening in Almonte: Scapes & Suckers

Delicious Garlic Scapes The flower/seed heads that grow on a long stem from the middle of the garlic plant are called ‘scapes’. They can be...

Yard of the Week: Eileen Hennemann and Allan Stanley

This backyard oasis on Country Street in Rural Ramsay is the home of Eileen Hennemann and Allan Stanley.   A welcoming arbour leads to a...

Gardening in Almonte: More on Invasive Plants

More on Japanese Knotweed The cards and letters keep on coming! I received a further comment from a reader to the effect that Japanese Knotweed...

Yard of the Week — Sue Adams and Geoff Stewart

656 Bellamy Mills Road, Clayton is the home of gardeners Sue Adams and Geoff Stewart.  This lovely garden and outdoor space includes an ornate...
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