I have in my care two linen-bound tomes on the propagations of perennials. Both books, written decades ago, contain an elegance long missing from today’s books on gardening. The publishers of these books weren’t concerned about niche marketing; thus, there is no dumbing down. Not even close. In fact, reading these books is akin to a take-home course on botany, poetry and Greek mythology. They are charming in their sagacious adages( “Nothing without labour”)and nostalgic in their references (“yester-year” anyone?)
It’s hard to believe that it’s this time of year again – November. The leaves have fallen, Halloween has passed, and the holidays are in our reach. Wasn’t it just Canada Day? Weren’t we just starting to get our hands dirty in the soil, planting fresh begonias, callies, and petunias? Unfortunately, we can’t change the inevitable, and it’s time to clean up your garden for the winter. We’ve put together a list of things to take care of before the snow flies.
Picture a garden. Most likely, the first image that comes to mind is a generous space bathed in light. For many of us, this dreamscape isn’t a reality. Many gardeners have to work around shade cast by a north-facing ….
If you’re blessed with a sunny spot in your garden, count your lucky stars! You’ve got much to choose from in our greenhouses. Here are our top picks for best sunny annuals. Just remember to keep them moist!
Gardeners are like children: we like the play and the mess and the disorder of gardening. We also don’t like to wait for results. We want the impact NOW. We want birds and butterflies NOW. We’re a demanding sort, so we turn to annuals. Annuals are the generous and giving aunties and uncles of the plant family: they always have spark and vivacity and a pocketful of treats.