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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Some Bulb Planting Tips From Northumberland Master Gardeners

It is that time of year when the spring bulbs that you ordered last spring and summer are arriving in the mail. The nurseries are full of boxes of bulbs that give us hope for spring blooms. Northumberland Master Gardeners … Continue reading

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Edible Garden Weeds Of Canada by Adam F. Szczawinski and Nancy J Turner

Edible Garden Weeds of Canada, Szczawinski, Adam F., Turner, Nancy, 1988   This book will acquaint you with the edible qualities of plants that you encounter every day. It will introduce you to foods that are delicious, rich in vitamins and … Continue reading

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Northumberland Master Gardeners Share Tasks For Gardens in October

For the October edition of the Northumberland Master Gardener newsletter, in lieu of a meeting report, I asked members to share the October garden tasks they have planned. Shelly Fredericks shared this: “One thing I enjoy doing in autumn is … Continue reading

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Bermaculture: Gardening on a Sunny Slope with a Permaculture Twist

Our front yard slopes down to the street, and had patchy grass and poor soil after an excavation.  A perennial bed along the front walkway was on my list, but I was unsure how to tackle the poor conditions until, … Continue reading

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