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My name is Jennifer Arnott and I created this site to be a resource for people who want a garden they can be proud of.
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The Spring Garden: Timely Tips
Long Branch by the Lake Garden Tour 2016
On Saturday I attended the first ever Long Branch by the Lake Garden Tour, in the south west part of Toronto. Shortly after stepping out…Read More
How do I prune my lilacs?
I have a friend with a beautiful garden, designed and installed by professional landscapers. She loved it, but her one complaint was that her lilacs…Read More
Is your garden hungry?
Do your roses lack vigor? Your shrubs seem sparse? Your tomato plants puny? It may be that they’re hungry! Plants take nutrients from the soil…Read More
The gardener’s shadow
One key to a fabulous garden is being aware of what’s going on in your garden. My garden mentor often quotes the old adage “The…Read More
What’s coming up in my garden?
Or how to make sure your garden gets better every year. Walking through my garden in spring is like meeting up with a bunch of…Read More
What grows in shade?
“What do I plant in the shady areas of my garden?” is one of questions I’m asked most frequently. All plants need light, water and…Read More
What’s the difference between an annual and a perennial?
“Are you looking for annuals or perennials?” is often the first question you’re asked when you go to a garden centre. “Erm…I’m not sure” can…Read More
How do I take care of my lawn?
“Jen, when should I fertilize my lawn?” “Should I just put some topsoil on my lawn now?” “Hey, Jennifer, is this the right time to…Read More
How do you find gardening advice you can trust?
There are all sorts of website, people, and businesses willing to provide advice to gardeners, but the question, especially for the new gardener, is whose…Read More
I couldn’t find it so I created it–The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe
My garden has entered that late summer stage where, as far as flowers go, it’s all about the dahlias and the black-eyed susans. Rudbeckia triloba…Read More
It’s too early for bees, isn’t it?
That’s what I often hear people say when I talk about all of the activity taking place in my garden at this time of…Read More
Three stages of ladybugs
In late August I was walking through the front garden and something caught my eye. There were alien-like creatures clinging to the clematis and asparagus… Ladybugs!…Read More
How to Make a Wreath Out of Fresh Greenery (updated)
Making a Christmas wreath from scratch is not difficult but it does take time and patience. It takes me about 2 hours to create a…Read More
Cement leaf casting in Kingston
Last Saturday I spent the day playing with cement and plants in Kingston, Ontario. I was a student in a day long workshop at Leaf…Read More
Canning for the first time
I’ve been afraid to start canning. Not scared that I wouldn’t be able to do it, but concerned that I wouldn’t be able to stop.…Read More
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