Gardening

Yard of the week times two!

We have two Yards of the Week to share today: This garden has it all, raised bed for vegetables, trees for shade, bee nests and...

Gardening in Almonte: A Tale of Two Gardens!

Last week I had the opportunity to revisit the community garden at the frenetically busy intersection of Preston and Somerset Streets in one of...

Gardening in Almonte: Indigenous Agriculture in Canada

Without a doubt, the most difficult book I have read in quite some time is titled Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and...

Yard of the Week – Barb Elliston

This large front yard at 166 Hillcrest Drive in Appleton is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs including blue spruce, maple and hydrangea.  Three...

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...

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