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Yard of the Week: Grant and Shelagh Gorham

Well it must be almost summer, because the Almonte and District Horticultural Society is back with its popular Yard of the Week series. Here's this week's...

Gardening in Almonte (and Pakenham): In the Can!

While the expression has been used historically (and perhaps is now anachronistic) to describe a program or movie that is on tape or film...

Gardening in Almonte: Gardens, Canteen & Pizza Oven

I dropped into the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre (MMYC) to check on the garden yesterday and was delighted with what I saw. In the...

Gardening in Almonte: A Bee in Her Bonnet?

The recent Royal Wedding provided this envious colonial gardener many views of lush English gardens and landscapes (sadly by telly only). Echoing this riotous display...

Gardening in Almonte: Feel the Berm!

What an observer passing by may simply view as a pile of dirt, the ardent gardener sees form and shape - a tabula rasa...

Gardening in Almonte: How big is too big??

Over my many decades of growing vegetables, I have always been consistent -- consistent in having a garden that is just a bit too...

Gardening in Almonte: On water …

Two events on the weekend spoke profoundly to me of the importance of water and how we view it. The first event was a blessing,...

Gardening in Almonte: Starting a veggie garden

One question that I am asked quite frequently when I am holding workshops for beginner vegetable gardeners is how to create the garden itself....

Gardening in Almonte: The end of winter?

After record-breaking cold weather in April, there appears to be a glimmer of hope. Weather forecasts are now looking pretty rosy – as always...

Gardening in Almonte: Let’s Celebrate Gardeners

On Saturday I had been persuaded, against my better judgement, to attend the Annual General Meeting of District 2 of the Ontario Horticultural Society...

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