Tag - garden

Festive Plants

In the Garden By Denise Bonomo How to keep your favourites healthy The festive red and green flowers and foliage of poinsettia, Christmas cactus and amaryllis make them ‘Deck the Hall’ favourites for the holiday season. Many people buy new plants each year and dispose of them when the blooms fade. They could, however, be...

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Branching Out

In the Garden By Claire McCaughey Garden branches for indoor flower arrangements In spring, summer and fall, you can  make your own beautiful arrangements with a mix of flowers and flowering branches from the garden. Combinations of forsythia branches and tulips in the spring, cosmos and roses in summer, and black-eyed Susans...

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My Home and Native Plants

In the Garden By Julianne Labreche Bringing back the flora and fauna My home lost its native land long ago. Once all forest, then later farmland, bulldozers moved in during the sixties to create an Ottawa suburb. Now, many years later, my passion for native plants means that I’m slowly learning how to reintroduce some eastern...

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Bright Ideas for the Shade

In the Garden By Ann McQuillan Plenty of attractive options Are you looking for that elusive garden they call a “no maintenance garden?” Sorry, they do not exist; but I do think a garden in the shade comes fairly close. Trees and structures create shady spaces: a shade garden could be a large area under massive trees or a small...

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