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Georgetown Horticultural Society 2012 Garden Tour

Last Sunday, June 24, we went on the Georgetown Horticultural Society’s Garden Tour. We enjoy wandering through gardens, especially when others have worked so hard to create and then to maintian such beautiful spaces. Every one is so different, reflecting the property and taste of the owners. It’s obvious how much work goes into preparing
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Remove Giant Hogweed in Spring, says Conservation Halton

Here’s an important article for homeowners close to the Niagara Escarpment and other natural spaces, on the dangers of Giant Hogweed. We published an article on this invasive plant in Autumn 2008. The problem continues. See what Conservation Halton advises here. There are many invasive species that can threaten the native plants in your garden,
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Insect Defend Patch Seems to Work!

     I’ve been trying a new insect repellant, Insect Defend Patch. They are an advertiser, and we were given some free samples, and I’ve been trying them. After the samples were used up I bought some from Home Hardware, another advertiser.      All you do is peel a translucent patch off its backing and stick
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Views of Canada Blooms

The 15th Canada Blooms opened today at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, and the theme this year is rhythms. I was thinking of repetition and height when I saw the Celebrity Stage, beautifully planted to surround the featured speakers, but an inspiration for a home patio garden. Here’s Mike’s photo of part of the stage:     
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Special Spring Issue of Escarpment Views

      The Spring issue is our garden special, because from now to June, gardeners are getting keen to get back outside, carving a bit of paradise. We feature a large rural garden that is the work of just one woman. If she can achieve these results while running a full-time business, we should be
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Delphinium Day at Plant Paradise

An important event somehow was missed from our Autumn Events section. OK, it’s entirely my fault as editor, but I honestly don’t know how it slipped from my list.      The annual Delphinium Day on July 3 at Plant Paradise Country Gardens in Caledon was a lovely event on a beautiful summer’s day. Hosts Lorraine
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Front Yard Gardens by Liz Primeau

       Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass is a revised edition of a previous book. Author Liz Primeau has updated and expanded on her previous collection of gardens, and is finding a whole new audience. I’m one of them, having missed seeing the first edition.      I love this book! The photographs are
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Gardening in Fall

     The weather is gorgeous right now, sunny but cool, no bugs, no harsh wind…perfect for some of the harder chores that are too uncomfortable on hot, humid days. I’m enjoying turning my compost pile, collecting the finished brown, fluffy compost and raking it into my bare vegetable beds. I’ve done some weeding. There’s tons
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Erin’s Garden Tour and a Connection to Erin Radio

     Erin Horticultural Society held its garden tour on Saturday, and my sister Barbara, who’s a member of the Society, treated me to a ticket. It took most of the day to visit six gardens located in the village of Erin and the surrounding countryside. There was a good variety of gardens, from formally groomed
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