Category Archives: spring gardening

Lining Up Before Lifting Up

This time of year is a great time of year to injure yourself in the garden – ouch, damn! You may find after only an hour of enthusiastic spring gardening, when you are revved up by the sheer joy of being … Continue reading

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Fading Bulbs…What to Do

Take heart, your early daffodils and tulips that are fading now are actually getting ready for next spring!  How amazing is that?  As the daffs turn papery brown and their pretty yellow heads drop, with a pair of kitchen scissors … Continue reading

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Yes you can…

If you are in SW Ontario and you are itching to get to the garden, put on a few layers  and go to it. The first order of the day will be to dig up and throw out (into the … Continue reading

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This is Why…

I garden

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Blogging vs. Gardening

So, here’s the thing…with the early and welcomed arrival of spring in SW Ontario I have utterly succumbed to the call of the garden and been exhausting myself with digging up mustard garlic aka wild mustard aka F@!#*+g weed, cleaning out … Continue reading

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When Forsythia Are Blooming

When forsythia are blooming nothing bad can happen….come snow, blizzard, freezing rain or terrible temps, anything that the fast fading old man winter has to throw at us … means nothing…zero, zip, zilch. His time is SO over!   Relax! Nothing is … Continue reading

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GRASS TO GARDEN – Perennials and Garden Thinking

Perennials are the backbone, the life and the love of every garden.  Never mind what garden grumps whine over – they don’t last long, they cost more than annuals, blahblahblah.  That is the talk of the Un-Gardener, a person who … Continue reading

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