Northumberland Master Gardeners Share Plans For Their Gardens This Fall

In September, I will add several more species of native plants to my gardens. These nativeplants will fill an ecological role to continue to support the habitat around my home. Thissummer, I have noticed an increase in the biodiversity of … Continue reading

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Choosing Peonies for Fall Planting

  The information in this post pertains to herbaceous peonies – the ones most people in Ontario refer to as old fashioned peonies. Tree peonies and Itoh peonies will be discussed another time. Fall is the time to plant/transplant peonies. … Continue reading

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NMGs Share What is Happening in Their Gardens This Summer.

Tanya Crowell says that “August is usually a very happy time in my garden. The days are hot but nights are often cooler and lots is in bloom, including crocosmia, coneflowers, balloon flowers, dianthus, phlox, monarda and grasses. A time … 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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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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Plant Choices For Cold and Windy Sites

Since I started gardening at my current home, I have struggled to find plants that are happy existing in a cold windy exposed environment. Initially, I chose things I liked and things that I had grown successfully in previous gardens. … Continue reading

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