Trees & Shrubs

Pawpaw Trees

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a unique and rare small tree that is native to the Carolinian Zone and will grow best in milder regions of Southern Ontario (Zone 5 to 7). It may tolerate cooler climates if well protected, especially … Continue reading

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Questions about Lilacs

We have recently been asked two questions about lilacs. One is about powdery mildew and the other is about pruning. You will find the responses from Judy Kaufman, Northumberland Master Gardener to these questions below. Powdery Mildew Powdery mildew is … Continue reading

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Ways to Make Trees Part of a Child’s Life

As Canadians we often overlook or take for granted our beautiful forests of trees. In Autumn when the leaves of the native trees take on their spectacular reds, yellows, and oranges we  pay a little more attention. I live on … Continue reading

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Gardening Problems and Their Solutions

For the June Newsletter, I asked Northumberland Master Gardeners to share some of their gardening challenges and to describe the steps they have taken to solve the problems. Interesting enough the problems they shared this time are all related to … Continue reading

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LIST OF PLANTS RECOMMENDED BY TATTOED GARDENER

LIST OF PLANTS RECOMMENDED BY TATTOED GARDENER Syneilesis aconitifolia Jeffersonia Dubia Deinanthe caerulea, Spigelia marilandica, Podophyllum pleianthum,   CLEMATIS Freckles – tiny flowers difficult to grow Empress – Raymond Evison Avant guarde Crystal Fountain Tie Dye – Jacomanii Vienella Clematis … Continue reading

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Taking in the Fall: how to enjoy fall color and make use of all those leaves.

This is one of the best times of the year to get out into the woods and onto the trails. The bugs are mostly finished their business of making us into lunch, the days are cool and clear and the … Continue reading

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