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What’s happening in my fall garden?

What’s happening in my fall garden?

When I mentioned to a friend that someone was coming over to see my garden last weekend she was surprised and said “What’s going on in your garden? Ours is looking like it’s done for the season.” I think there’s always something interesting to look at in a garden (I’m the kind of person who… Continue Reading

Frost protection

Frost protection

When you live in a climate with real winter, frost is a fact of life. But when frost comes too early, a gardener has to take action!   What’s too early? Well, I’ve been hearing from gardening friends slightly north of me who had frost warnings in August. They were posting photos of what looked… Continue Reading

A Visit to Chanticleer

A Visit to Chanticleer

I’ve been hearing great things about Chanticleer garden in Pennsylvania for several years. I’ve also attended inspiring talks in Toronto from visiting Chanticleer staff and devoured the book on Chanticleer, The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovating Planting Techniques From Chanticleer. But I had never been for a visit in person. Until this year.… Continue Reading

Tomato problems. But are they really a problem?

Tomato problems. But are they really a problem?

In an ideal world, our plants would never have a blemish and would produce bumper crops continuously.   I do my best to practice good garden hygiene, taking any dying or diseased leaves and stems out of my garden throughout the season, and for tomatoes, being sure to remove the old plants at the end… Continue Reading

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