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Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens Conservatory is over 100 years old with a garden-filled greenhouse that covers over 16,000 square feet. This garden is open to the public year-round. It contains tropical plants from...

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Toronto Music Garden

Toronto Music Garden

Inspired by renowned cellist YoYo Ma, the Toronto Music Garden is vibrant with the spirit of music, dance and artistic delight. The garden represents sections from a movement from Bach’s Suite No....

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Top perennials for winter interest

Top perennials for winter interest

Paul Zammit selects two outstanding perennials for winter interest. Echinacea spp. and cvs. (Purple coneflower) Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ (‘Color Guard’...

Posted in: Perennials

Top grasses for winter interest

Top grasses for winter interest

Paul Zammit selects three top grasses for winter interest. Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass) Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern sea...

Posted in: Ornamental Grasses

Book review: Around the world in 80 gardens

Book review: Around the world in 80 gardens

Written to accompany the 10-part BBC television series, Around the World in 80 Gardens is an account of Monty Don’s journey in search of the world’s most inspirational gardens. In 10 separate...

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Great gardening at Great Dixter

Great gardening at Great Dixter

Anyone who admires the ever-changing year-round beauty of an English country garden would do well to visit Great Dixter in East Sussex in southern England. It’s a mediaeval manor house surrounded...

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Blooming whistle stops

Blooming whistle stops

Ooh it’s cold outside. What better time to sit down with a steaming cuppa and begin planning next summer’s garden explorations? A few winters ago, that’s exactly what I did when I chose to...

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All About African Violets

All About African Violets

The African violet is North America’s favourite houseplant and no wonder. Practically everyone I know either grows them or knows someone who does. “People love African violets because they are...

Posted in: Houseplants

Book Review: Viburnums: Flowering Shrubs for Every Season

Book Review: Viburnums: Flowering Shrubs for Every Season

Viburnums offer abundant flowers, appealing foliage, stunning fruits and a robust constitution, all of which makes them one of the loveliest, hardiest and most versatile shrubs that any gardener...

Posted in: Shrubs, Trees & Vines

Growing good garden dogs

Growing good garden dogs

Dogwoods, even dog roses, are welcome in the garden, but what about real four-legged dogs? “Horrors!” you say. “Big, clumsy creatures that dig, scratch, pee and poop. Not on my...

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