Advice

Amaryllis as Cut Flowers

  Recently I was asked if an amaryllis can be cut and used as a cut flower. Not only is the answer yes, it is good idea for several reasons. Cut stems can last up to 3 weeks. Amaryllis plants … Continue reading

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Caring for Amaryllis After They Bloom

Don’t throw away your amaryllis bulb after it finishes blooming.  You can get it to re-bloom!  With good care most amaryllis bulbs will bloom each winter for years. Here is how: When bloom are finished,  snip off flower stalk about … Continue reading

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Some Tips to Keep In Mind When Arranging Your Winter Containers

This arrangement was created by one of the participants at our Winter Container Workshop When you are planning your winter containers keep these tips in mind Use seasonal branches and berries.  Cedar, spruce  eucalyptus, magnolia, white pine redtwig dogwood,  red … Continue reading

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Garden Trends for 2020

Garden Trends for 2020 By Tanya Crowell, M.G. Garden season is mostly over now and there is little work to keep a gardener busy in these short cold days of November. Thus my mind naturally turns to planning next year’s … Continue reading

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Cutting Back Perennials in Fall

‘Karl Foerster’  Feather Reed Grass Stands up well during the winter providing interest in the winter landscape.    As the growing season ends it is time to think about preparing your garden for winter. What should be done with all … Continue reading

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Plant Beautiful Bulbs

Sandra Pella, Head Gardener at Toronto Botanical Gardens shared advice about choosing and planting spring bulbs. Her photographs were beautiful and in most cases included a pollinator getting food and spreading pollen. Sandra stressed the importance of including very early … Continue reading

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