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Posted on August 26, 2014
There is a fascinating discussion on the Scottish Rock Garden Club's forum regarding the use of tea to hasten germination. Experiments are underway to test the effects on several genera. Robert Pavlis has undertaken one of these experiments and you may want to join in, too. Follow the discussion
Posted on August 12, 2014
All plants are 30% off from Aug. 13 to 31. www.losthorizons.ca
Posted on August 6, 2014
Posted on July 31, 2014
We can create our own Monarch Waystations from the ORG&HPS Seedex. Please donate these species which are recommended for Ontario: Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca, Asclepias incarnata, Gaillardia pulchella, Echinacea purpurea, Eupatorium purpureum, Salvia coccinea, Tithonia, Zinnia elegans. See monarchwatch.com
Plants to Fall in Love With
Marion Jarvie is a renowned plantswoman who has been gardening in Thornhill for over 30 years. She is passionate about plants and gardening and has travelled extensively to see plants and where they grow. Marion has been involved with both the...
Bulbs of the Eastern Mediterranean
Oron Peri was born in Jerusalem where he was fascinated from a tender age by the nature that surrounded his home, in particular the annual carpets of red Anemone coronaria and highly scented Narcissus. His main interests are bulbous plants...
Plant of the Month for August, 2014
Cephalanthus occidentalis, the buttonbush, is a very interesting shrub that is rarely seen in gardens. It’s flowers are so unique that it always attracts attention when in flower. Even the seed heads make a statement in the garden.
Cephalanthus occidentalis; photo by Robert Pavlis
The buttonbush is native to most of North America and Mexico and is found in wet swampy areas. It’s fondness for water is one reason it is...