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 …

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Calamagrostis

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 oats) Stipa tenuissima (syn. Nassella tenuissima) (Mexican …

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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 …

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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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Beneficial biowalls

  Remember when builders touted airtight buildings as a good thing? Now that we’re all cozily sealed up, we’ve learned that insufficient ventilation is responsible for nasty things such as …

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