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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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Growing Dahlias

  Marian Jeans, owner of Oakridge Dahlias was the speaker at our September, 2022 meeting.   She gave us lots of information about Dahlias, including the origin, planting, digging up and storing, diseases to watch for, Dahlia virus and pests both … Continue reading

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Master Gardener Responses to Questions About Vegetables

Following the publication of our August newsletter, we had two excellent questions about 2 vegetables that are common to most backyard gardens. We want to share the responses with you. The first question is regarding pole beans that have reached … Continue reading

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