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Storing Tubers Over The Winter

Storing Tubers Over The Winter

I wrote previously about how to dig up tender tubers–the roots of dahlias, cannas, and begonias–to store them over the winter. I know that a picture tells a thousand words but moving pictures with talking are even better, so I’ve done a short video to walk you step-by-step through the process of packing up your… Continue Reading

Preventing Snow & Ice Damage to Cedars

Preventing Snow & Ice Damage to Cedars

When winter storms come and pile on heavy snow and ice, it can spell disaster for some trees, especially evergreens, which have needles that hold a lot of snow and ice.   Evergreens with a strong main trunk, like pines, are best suited to weather this type of weather. But evergreens that grow with many… Continue Reading

Fuss less in the fall

Fuss less in the fall

Every year at this time articles about “putting your garden to bed” seem to pop up like dandelions. Worried new gardeners stop me to ask “do I need to put my garden to bed?” “what does it mean to put your garden to bed?” and “what am I supposed to be doing now?”  The underlying… Continue Reading

Making and Maintaining MOSAICANADA150

Making and Maintaining MOSAICANADA150

The MOSAICANADA150 exhibit held in Gatineau, Quebec this summer was a stunning combination of gardening and sculpture. I focused on the sculptural aspect in my last blog post. This week, I want to delve into the plants and methods used to create Mosaiculture, and celebrate the dedication of the gardeners who created and maintained these… Continue Reading

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