Garden centres are a great place to visit this time of the year. Although the selection is poor, almost everything has a significant discount. Most fruit bushes and perennial vegetables are gone, but I did find asparagus!
Farming in town — providing food for your family just steps away from the kitchen — has become a widespread social phenomenon. You know a movement has arrived when the Smithsonian magazine features urban farming in its 40th anniversary edition.
This summer is shaping up to be a scorcher in southern Ontario. With this heat and little rainfall, the least we can do for our plants (even our drought-tolerant ones) is to water them.
But before rushing off to water, give some thought to the costs involved to water resources and to your bank balance.
Have you noticed that when you buy a certain type of car, you start to see that type of car everywhere? Well, the same thing happened to me when I planted a serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.). It seems like the most planted small tree in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)!
I’ve a bone to pick with the official website of Earth Day.
Are all natives drought-tolerant?
Can I overwater my potted plants?
What does it mean to have a well-drained soil? How do I know if I have well-drained soil?
What do the various things on a plant tag mean? And how does it affect my plant choices?