Pepper Seed Germination Trials

Pepper Seed Germination Trials Over the last couple of years, I have seen a few people saying that they germinate one way or another and that their way was the best way to germinate pepper seeds with the highest rate … Continue reading

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Planting In Dry Shade

Joy recently was asked by a homeowner what she could plant on north side of her house in dry shade. Joy’s reponse: Improve the soil by adding compost, chopped leaves, cattle manure. Don’t plant right next to the  foundation; leave … Continue reading

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I Have A Lawn and Plan To Keep It

What an outrageous thing to ask homeowners everywhere to tear up their lawns and plant pollinator friendly native plants. Lawns do serve an important function. They help clean the air, trap carbon dioxide, reduce erosion from stormwater runoff, improve soil, … Continue reading

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Some General Pruning Rules To Keep In Mind

Here are some general pruning rules to keep in mind: Prune after the shrubs have flowered. For example bridal wreath spirea which flowers in June, should be pruned right after the blooms fade. Pruning in the late summer or fall … Continue reading

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The Warkworth Little Forest

Planted on September 5, 2022 at the eastern gateway of the Millennium Lilac Trail, the Warkworth Little Forest community project is a dense planting of trees and shrubs local to the Trent-Severn watershed.  The Little Forest will provide host plants … Continue reading

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Dahlias: A Little Book of Flowers

I would like to share information about a great little book that was recommended to me. It is called Dahlias: A Little Book of Flowers by Tara Austen Weaver. The book contains brief easy to read descriptions of the several … Continue reading

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