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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...

A hail of a time

Bev Relfe sends this report of unusual weather from the Clayton area, "a little late" as she notes. It's surprising how local weather can...

Health Unit gives thumbs-up to community gardens reopening

Giving the Green Thumbs Up to Community Gardens in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Residents in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark will be able to start planting...

It’s time to plant a backyard garden

We’re so excited to be launching our first-ever Mississippi Mills Municipal Backyard Garden Program. Join our Backyard Garden Club by signing up at the link...

Gardening in the time of Covid

For me, it is always a small miracle to see garlic shoots emerge in April. The photo, taken April 17, shows rows of garlic...

In Praise of Compost

by Jacob Berkowitz I, like many, am craving spring’s return in order to garden. I love to get my hands back in friable soil, to...

Too early? Listen to the arugula!

As an experiment to see how early vegetables could be started in an outdoor raised box, I planted a small bed on March 18...

Carleton Place Nursery offers safe way to buy gardening supplies

Carleton Place Nursery is accepting phoned-in orders for seeds, soil, pots and even some starter herb plants. Customers can phone in and we will...

Gardening activity to try with young kids at home

by Judy Wall, Lanark County Master Gardeners member Here is an activity you can try while kids are home waiting for COVID-19 to subside. Try growing...

“My Recovery from Permaculture” — March 4

A new season starts for Carleton Place & District Horticultural Society on March 4th, 2020. The first meeting of this season will be an...

Gardening in Almonte: Come to Augusta Park Wednesday evening

by David Hinks Augusta Park is the place to be in July! Every Wednesday for the rest of the month from 6 to 8pm features...

Come and enjoy a 400 foot labour of love at the edge of Almonte

The sunflowers at the home of Shirley and Al Potvin at 38 Carss Street in Almonte will peak in the next few days. Come...

Add garden zip with Zinnias

Helen Halpenny, Lanark County Master Gardeners group Like most gardeners, I would like to have a flower garden brimming with colour throughout the gardening season....

Hospice spring trees are selling out, order now!

It won’t be long now until it’s time to dig that hole in preparation for picking up the tree or shrub you ordered from...

Calling All Gardeners

Whether you are new to gardening or are a seasoned gardener, your local gardening club may be the place for you.  Either way, you...

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