Goldenrod and the Gardener – by Carol Anderson

Goldenrod (Solidago) is a native wild flower that grows across most of Canada and the US. There are more than 25 goldenrods that are native to Ontario. The most common goldenrod is Canadian Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) which is the one … Continue reading

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Beneficial Nematodes (by Carol Anderson)

I went one step further this year in my war against Japanese Beetles. I applied beneficial nematodes to my lawn. I used Steinermema and Heterorhabditis nematodes which are the only alternative to a chemical insecticide for the control of a … Continue reading

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Native Plant Gardening Adventures (by Kathleen Bazkur)

It was Paul LaPorte, featured speaker at the 2023 Warkworth Lilac Festival, who stated an impassioned, yet attainable message: build the diversity of your garden by adding a few native plants. One doesn’t need to replace all the plants that … Continue reading

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An Autumn Journey to the Oudolf Garden Detroit

Kat Kinch takes the train to the Oudolf Garden Detroit: On a blustery October day in 2023, I made my way with a gang of garden friends to the Oudolf Garden in Detroit, Michigan.  Piet Oudolf’s designs were an early … Continue reading

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The Rebound of the Vallarta Region’s Military Macaw

Carol Anderson invites us to the Vallarta Botanical Garden and shares a special story from the tour guide: While recently vacationing in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, I visited the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, a 81.5 acre wildlife preserve boasting over 200 species … Continue reading

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Structure, Foliage and Love at Abkhazi Garden

Kathleen Bazkur takes us all along on her trip to Abkhazi Garden: A dear friend once said, “travel is like an RRSP for the mind”. On this still wintry spring day, I think of my trip to British Columbia in … Continue reading

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