Garden Design

Northumberland Master Gardeners Learn About Landscape Lighting

Our Guest Speaker for November was Paul Proulx, the owner of a local landscape irrigation and lighting business. He spoke to us about creating a beautiful landscape at night. His company uses FX Luminaire products, recommended by Paul for easy … Continue reading

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Northumberland Master Gardeners Share Plans For Their Gardens This Fall – Part 2

For the September Newsletter, I once again I asked Northumberland Master Gardeners to share some of the projects they have planned for their gardens this fall. Autumn is the  perfect time to carry out garden renovations. What occurred during the … 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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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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Gardening In Raised Beds

Raised beds built along the property line between neighours. It serves as a community garden between the two families, taking advantage of a full sun location and sharing both watering tasks and harvests. As you think about gardening next spring, … 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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