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Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Happy Canada Day! Last...

Yard of the Week: June 29 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society: Beautifully...

Quinoa-Lentil Salad with Grilled Halloumi

by Susan Hanna This recipe adapted from Food...

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Yard of the Week: June 29 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society: Beautifully maintained gardens at 314 Greystone Drive in Almonte feature a variety of shrubs and perennials and mature trees, all mulched and edged...

Yard of the Week: June 22 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society Judges were unanimous in choosing this garden at 66 Farm St. Almonte for the first Yard of the Week 2022.  All elements in...

Yard of the Week is back!

Get your gardens ready!  In 2022, the Year of the Garden, as declared by Communities in Bloom and Landscape Ontario, the Almonte & District Horticultural Society in partnership with...

Call for community gardeners at the Almonte Library

For the upcoming gardening season, the Neighbourhood Tomato Community Gardens at the Library is looking for people to take up a limited number of...

Gardening in Almonte: The garden clean-up continues!

by David Hinks We have had some dramatic weather events (did the wind-storm deposit all the neighbours’ leaves in your yard or did it relieve...

Excitement growing for the garden season ahead

Interested in attracting pollinators to your garden?  Having problems with the cucumber or squash beetle?  Thinking of renovating your existing garden?  Want to learn...

Neighbourhood Tomato community farm project gardening workshops

“Growing Hope” Fall 2021 Join us online for quality workshops delivered by local experts. Our workshops can help you improve your knowledge and understanding of...

Gardening in Pakenham: How Sweet it is!

Visitors to the Pakenham Library may have noticed two livestock water troughs at the side of the library overflowing with green vegetation. There are...

100 years with the Almonte Horticultural Society

The Almonte Horticultural Society was formed on April 8, 1921, as part of the Ontario Horticultural Society. Early reports show flower shows, public plantings,...

Some interesting perennials at our OrchardView townhome

Maureen & Dick write: Our “perennial” hibiscus just bloomed today.  We couldn’t believe that a tiny stump from last year gave rise to a “jack-in-the-bean-stock”...

Volunteers maintain Almonte library gardens

These beautiful gardens at the Almonte Library are maintained by volunteer members of the Almonte and District Horticultural Society who spend an amazing number...

Horticultural Society celebrating 100 years

The Almonte & District Horticultural Society membership is excited this year to be celebrating 100 years since its inception in 1921.  A celebration is...

Real time gardening

by David Hinks  The snow may still be piled in dirty heaps at the side of the road and my garden is covered with a foot of...

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....

Square-Foot Garden workshop

ATTENTION ALL GARDENERS & WANNABES! Another SQUARE FOOT GARDEN WORKSHOP is coming your way – this will appeal to new and longtime gardeners so be...

Herbaria – pressing thoughts

by Heather Phaneuf The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee. Emily Dickinson Have you ever picked a perfect flower, weed,...

‘Great Veggie Grow-Off’ is on again

Gardening in Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place: Great Veggie Grow-Off Like many of us, I am concerned about how secure our food lifelines are. Globalization...

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