Garden Design

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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Lousy to Lush In ten Steps

Lousy to Lush in 10 Steps The speaker for our June meeting was Cauleen Viscoff. Cauleen is a Peterborough Master Gardener and a professional horticulturist. She gave us an entertaining slide show presentation on how to rescue a garden in … Continue reading

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Choosing Plants For The Winter Garden

  In the depths of mid winter our thoughts often wander to the gardens of summer but there can be pleasure found in the winter landscape. Having had time to assess our winter gardens it is time to start considering … Continue reading

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Gardening with Winter in Mind

The Winter Garden: maximizing the garden’s interest from November to April. By Tanya Crowell   Picture in your mind a pale blue winter sky. In front of it see a red osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera), denuded of leaves, its glorious … Continue reading

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Trees with Ornamental Bark

Trees with Ornamental Bark  The winter garden does not have to be gray and boring. Gardeners everywhere have become increasingly keen to provide winter interest in their gardens. Trees with ornamental bark provide year round interest but a snowy winter … Continue reading

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Canadian Gardening Zones

Can you grow a Flowering Dogwood in Northumberland County ?? MAYBE!!! Sometimes when you are reading gardening articles or shopping at a nursery, you will see references to Zones or Hardiness Zones. Canada has nine zones, ranging from 0 (the … Continue reading

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