Speaking in Victoria

I'm on my way to Victoria on the 7th of September. Here's what's on the master gardeners web site: Go to   <http://mgabc.org> Or call  Hope Hilliard  at 250-589-4952. An entertaining, educational event, hosted by Victoria Master Gardener Association, featuring one of Canada's leading Garden...

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spring perennial greatness

I was on Fresh Air this morning and absolutely mumbled the name of my favourite plant:  Hellebore I suggested using them as houseplants for the nonce and then plant them out in the garden in May when the soil warms up. This one is just opening...

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Cornus sericea ‘Arctic Fire’

The garden as usual the great solace is blanketed with yet another  dump of lovely fresh snow.  Best mulch of course, but a little hard for slogging about back there with compost. Gotten very lazy about doing that so it's into the city compost. This dogwood...

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The Garden in Winter

I'm back to a snowy gorgeous garden.  I was in Paris for a few weeks and it threw everything out of kilter. It was just too good. Then back to work and here I am again willing to come to you every week. The garden this...

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Fresh Air Sunday Oct 2, 2010 & Callicarpa

I'll be on Fresh Air Sunday Oct 10 at 8:30 a.m. with the redoubtable Karen Gordon. We'll be answering garden questions and thinking about this last glorious gasp of autumn. Here is the plant of the week: This is Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'or Beautyberry This is a stunner...

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plant lists from Fresh Air Sunday

Fresh Air was fantastic for me. Karen Gorden is terrific. I talked a blue streak.  Here are the lists mentioned: Bulb list Muscari  latifolium blue Scilla ‘Spring Beauty’   blue Allium ‘Atropurpureum’ purple Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ purple-magenta Hyacinthoides   non scripta  (English Bluebells Tulipa tarda white  with a yellow interior Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ ...

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