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Winter is for pruning!

Winter is for pruning!

The Toronto Botanical Garden's Paul Zammit shows you how and what to prune during the winter...

Posted in: Gardening How-Tos

Garden Destinations: Transformed by Chelsea

Garden Destinations: Transformed by Chelsea

As a young and enthusiastic gardener (perhaps “obsessed” is more accurate), I didn’t travel much. Our family vacations were always centred on the interests of my young son and although nature...

Posted in: Garden Destinations with Veronica, Garden Travel

Paul’s Plant Pick: Still Looking Great: <em>Bergenia</em> ‘Magic Giant’

Paul’s Plant Pick: Still Looking Great: Bergenia ‘Magic Giant’

Here is a Bergenia, commonly know as pigsqueak, which seems to be on steroids. This extra-large-growing selection first caught my attention in the Sweetpea's display at Canada Blooms last March. I...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks, Perennials

Wild about Design: Give the Gift of Design

Wild about Design: Give the Gift of Design

Your bulbs are planted and the garden has been put to bed. What next? With the imminent arrival of winter, it is time to search for holiday gifts for all the gardeners on your list. Another pair...

Posted in: Design, Wild about Design with Sara

Bulb of the Month: Nerine & Narcissus

Bulb of the Month: Nerine & Narcissus

This month, I’m featuring two different bulbs—singing the praises of one that has just finished its spectacular flowering, and offering a tip about another that is probably growing indoors in...

Posted in: Dugald's Bulb of the Month, Flower Bulbs

Paul’s Plant Picks: Fine and Bold Textures in Every Season

Paul’s Plant Picks: Fine and Bold Textures in Every Season

My passion for foliage wins out for this week’s pick from the TBG gardens. Although I do love flowers, I must admit that I love leaves even more. This week, I have chosen to highlight a great...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks, Perennials

Paul’s Plant Pick: Unlikely Partners and Colour Echoing

Paul’s Plant Pick: Unlikely Partners and Colour Echoing

Earlier this season I spent time admiring the assorted patches of Opuntia, winter hardy prickly pear cactus, that were blooming in our Mediterranean terrace garden. Recently I had to stop again, this...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks, Perennials

Wild About Design: Designing Fall Planters – No More Mums!

Wild About Design: Designing Fall Planters – No More Mums!

I love designing and planting decorative urns and containers. It’s like designing a small-scale garden, but without the worry about sub-contractors, heavy machinery and delivery trucks. I can...

Posted in: Annuals & Container Gardening, Wild about Design with Sara

Paul’s Plant Picks: <em>Viburnum dilatatum</em> ‘Henneke’ Cardinal Candy

Paul’s Plant Picks: Viburnum dilatatum ‘Henneke’ Cardinal Candy

This has been a great autumn for dazzling fall colour in the garden. Each day I stop and take in the beautiful vistas throughout the TBG gardens, Edwards Gardens, and the surrounding ravine system....

Posted in: Perennials

Garden Destinations: Callaway Gardens

Garden Destinations: Callaway Gardens

Finding destinations for garden tours is hard work, but someone has to do it. And lucky me, last fall I went garden scouting with Donna Dawson of www.gardeningtours.com. We were looking for patches...

Posted in: Garden Destinations with Veronica, Public Gardens

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