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Top 10 spring plants

Top 10 spring plants

These spring flowering plants put on a stunning display in the gardens of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Perennials Eranthis hyemalis(Winter aconite) Zone 3 [caption id="attachment_3936"...

Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees & Vines

Nature Mom: Spring It On!

Nature Mom: Spring It On!

I grew up in a house with a concrete backyard. An old in-ground pool was the culprit. At the time, my parents must have wondered how to raise nature-loving kids without any greenery in sight. Now,...

Posted in: Nature Mom, news

Spring gardening checklist

Spring gardening checklist

Enjoy the spring weather and get out into the garden. Here's a month-by-month checklist of what you can be doing to prepare for another great season! March Clear leaf mulch from the crowns of...

Posted in: Gardening How-Tos

Growing potatoes in containers is kids’ play!

Growing potatoes in containers is kids’ play!

Use a large, deep pot or even a recycling bin, and you and your kids can start a potato patch on your patio, balcony or deck. Let 4-year-old Quinn show you how to do it. While there are a number...

Posted in: Edibles, news

Garden Destinations: Wales: The Green, Green Grass of Home

Garden Destinations: Wales: The Green, Green Grass of Home

The Green, Green Grass of Home - The lyrics to the song made famous by Welsh super star, Tom Jones, speak to me every time I hear them. Tom Jones was born in Pontypridd, Wales and so was I. He also...

Posted in: Garden Destinations with Veronica, Garden Travel

Seed Exchange 2013

Seed Exchange 2013

OUR VOLUNTEERS have been busy cleaning and packaging an interesting selection of seeds for this year's exchange. All plant information is supplied by the donors. We cannot guarantee that all seeds...

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Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park is a tranquil oasis surrounded by skyscrapers and the slopes of VictoriaPeak in the neighbourhood of Central. On a stopover between Southeast Asia and home last January, my husband...

Posted in: Public Gardens

Blog Watch: Garden Travel

Blog Watch: Garden Travel

Can’t get away this winter? For bloggers’ views of some of the best gardens to visit and plants from exotic locales, check out these photo-packed blogs.       Veronica Sliva takes you to...

Posted in: Garden Travel

Strokestown Park House and the Irish Potato Famine

Strokestown Park House and the Irish Potato Famine

Located in a pretty part of Ireland called Roscommon County, Strokestown Park House was the family seat of the Pakenham Mahon family from 1653 to 1981. Although a bit off the beaten track, it offers...

Posted in: Garden Travel

Top 10 invasive plants and pests

Top 10 invasive plants and pests

We all lust after plants that we see on our travels, but bringing them home (even the most innocent looking plant cutting or seeds) could release an environmental tsunami of viruses, fungi, bacteria,...

Posted in: Pests, Diseases & Weeds

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