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Some General Pruning Rules To Keep In Mind

Here are some general pruning rules to keep in mind: Prune after the shrubs have flowered. For example bridal wreath spirea which flowers in June, should be pruned right after the blooms fade. Pruning in the late summer or fall … Continue reading

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Growing Dahlias

  Marian Jeans, owner of Oakridge Dahlias was the speaker at our September, 2022 meeting.   She gave us lots of information about Dahlias, including the origin, planting, digging up and storing, diseases to watch for, Dahlia virus and pests both … Continue reading

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Gazebo Garden – Result of Collaborative Teamwork

Northumberland Master Gardeners and volunteers at Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre (Ed’s House) partnered up this year to plant a colourful garden bed for hospice patients and their families to enjoy.  After the generous donation of a gazebo to Ed’s … Continue reading

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Northumberland Master Gardeners Share Pictures Of Their Late Summer Gardens

This month, Northumberland Master Gardeners would like to share some pictures of their late summer gardens. Christa Bisanz is known for her vegetable gardening. Below on the left you can see a picture of Christa’s vegetable garden beds in all … Continue reading

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Add Red To Your Garden to Celebrate Year Of The Garden 2022

Northumberland Master Gardeners have been promoting “Add Red To Your Garden’  to celebrate Year of The Garden 2022. This month we are going to share some of the flowers that we have added to our gardens in honour of the … Continue reading

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Viola sororia (common blue violet)

What you have is Viola sororia, common blue violet. It is native to eastern North America. It is known by many names, meadow violet, purple violet, wooly blue violet, hooded violet, dog violet, and wood violet. As you know, the … Continue reading

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