Looking After Our Feathered Friends

As we find ourselves in the depths of winter, it is important to remember to feed the birds. This month, Northumberland Master Gardeners would like to share some tips for creating a garden feeding area for the birds and some … Continue reading

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Orchid Care For Beginners

If you have always wanted to try keeping orchids, now is the perfect time of year for a beginner to do so.¬† The easiest-to-care for orchids can always be found in the stores just prior to Christmas and through the … Continue reading

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Gardening In Raised Beds

Raised beds built along the property line between neighours. It serves as a community garden between the two families, taking advantage of a full sun location and sharing both watering tasks and harvests. As you think about gardening next spring, … Continue reading

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January: A Time To Reflect and Plan For Spring

I asked members of Northumberland Master Gardeners to tell us how they keep in touch with their gardens in January. Tanya Crowell tells us what she likes best about her garden is January are the swaying grasses. They give something … Continue reading

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It is Time To Turn Our Attention to House Plants

As cold weather approaches and our gardens have been put to bed, our attention and efforts shift to our indoor plants. Northumberland Master Gardeners would like to share with you a couple of their favourite house plants and some tips … Continue reading

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Good Bones

Black and white photos of your garden show very clearly¬† areas that need added texture, height or contrast. We tend to think that gardening is over at this time of year. Usually we have everything put to bed and mulched … Continue reading

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