Friday, August 18, 2017

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...

Gardening in Almonte: Know Thy Enemy!

In last weeks column I reported that I had been horrified with the veritable witches’ brew of six or seven of the most invasive...

Gardening in Almonte: Buyer Beware!

I had the occasion last week to check out a large-scale landscaping project. What I saw horrified me! Two new large perennial beds, very...

Gardening in Almonte: Live and let live?

Well to a point! I have found that all experienced gardeners come to a point where they take great delight in wreaking vengeance on...
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