Trees & Shrubs

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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Best Colourful Trees and Shrubs – Perfect Plants For Igniting Your Garden – Marion Jarvie

Colourful Trees and Shrubs On May 09 2019, five Northumberland Master Gardeners traveled to Thornhill Ontario to visit the garden of Marion Jarvie and to listen to her garden talk -Best Colourful Trees and Shrubs – Perfect Plants for Igniting … Continue reading

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Hydrangeas

  Master Gardeners are frequently asked about care/pruning of Hydrangeas. The answer varies depending on type of hydrangea; there are 4 common types. All hydrangeas grow best in rich, medium moisture, well drained soil in part shade. All pruning should … Continue reading

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The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees By:  Peter Wohlleben A book worth reading.  Peter says that the forest is a social network.  Trees are like human families.  Tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they … 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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