NMGs Share What is Happening in Their Gardens This Summer.

Tanya Crowell says that “August is usually a very happy time in my garden. The days are hot but nights are often cooler and lots is in bloom, including crocosmia, coneflowers, balloon flowers, dianthus, phlox, monarda and grasses. A time … Continue reading

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Portable Drama

My favourite chapter was portable drama which in any other book would be called container gardening. Container gardening is the ultimate  for four season gardening; spring bulbs, summer annuals, fall grasses and winter evergreens. I have chosen to list some … Continue reading

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Gardening Problems and Their Solutions

For the June Newsletter, I asked Northumberland Master Gardeners to share some of their gardening challenges and to describe the steps they have taken to solve the problems. Interesting enough the problems they shared this time are all related to … Continue reading

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Plant Choices For Cold and Windy Sites

Since I started gardening at my current home, I have struggled to find plants that are happy existing in a cold windy exposed environment. Initially, I chose things I liked and things that I had grown successfully in previous gardens. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Mulching

The technique of mulching contributes to the health of plants by regulating soil temperature, conserving moisture, preventing soil erosion and suppressing weed growth. Mulch keeps plants cleaner too, and with clean leaves, photosynthesis rates are not impaired. Mulch acts like … Continue reading

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Let Nature Guide Your Garden Design

One of the first places to look for garden design ideas is in the natural habitats created by Mother nature. A walk along a trail whether meadow or woodland will reveal trees, shrubs, plants and ground cover arranged to create … Continue reading

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