Gardening

Gardening in Almonte: Mostly about the garlic!

Garlic harvest always seems to sneak up on me. I pull it when about half of the leaves have turned brown. The bulbs should...

Poultry Yard of the Week

Jim Mountain sends us this (tongue-in-cheek) nomination for the local 'yard of the week.' We wish Bernadette, Murielle, and Penelope all happiness in their new...

Gardening in Almonte: Companion Planting

I have always been sceptical of the benefits of companion planting. Declarations such as “carrots love tomatoes” and “beans and onions are natural enemies”,...

Yard of the Week – Iya and James Carson

This Yard of the Week is a rural oasis of rock gardens, gravel paths and raised beds among mature pine and spruce trees. Located at...

Yard of the Week — Deanna Davison

Deanna Davison’s garden at 343 Hope Street, Almonte is a delightful array of colour surrounded by a picket fence. A taste of what’s to come...

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...

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