japanese beetles

What a pile of mail about Japanese beetles.  Apparently this was an incredible year for them.  here's a typical letter: We had a garden planted 2yrs.ago. We have [had] tea roses near in the bed adj. to the house[south facing] Had an infestation of the Japanese...

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Insecticides

Jean Cumming wrote me this wonderful e-mail: What is Paris green? Bordeaux mixture? I presume arsenate of lead is an evil poison that cannot and should not be sold or purchased? I found Canadian gardening textbooks at a garage sale, one really, two editions, 1938 and...

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Lily Beetles

I get back into the garden after non-stop garden installations and what do I find? Lily beetles. I've been hearing from so many of you that the infestation has hit all over the country. Well no one is immune it seems. There's one way...

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Cabbagetown Garden Tour

How do people stand it? Here the Cabbagetown Garden tour people have been slaving for months and it's raining! I'm hoping this won't discourage people from going out and seeing these wonderful, secret (in the sense that you'll never see them any other way)...

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Marjorie Harris Gardens

Never ever ever have I know a more rushed, pile or work in the garden than this year. It's been in other people's gardens as my design business MARJORIE HARRIS GARDENS is in the process of growing rapidly. It's been thrilling but it's also meant a...

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The garden in mid May

Here is the garden this May morning. Unbelievable. The blue in the foreground is a Camassia, a wonderful native bulb which only lasts a few days but what glory. That's a Syringa velutina in bloom on the left; and Viburnum 'Summer Snowflake' in all its...

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I'll be at the Cabbagetown Festival on June 6th. Here's the information: The Cabbagetown Preservation Association presents the 4th annual Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour Sunday, June 6, 2010 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where: Cabbagetown, Parliament Street at Amelia, Winchester, or Gerrard This self-guided tour takes place in...

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Cabbagetown Festival

I'll be at the Cabbagetown Festival on June 6th. Here's the information: The Cabbagetown Preservation Association presents the 4th annual Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour Sunday, June 6, 2010 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where: Cabbagetown, Parliament Street at Amelia, Winchester, or Gerrard This self-guided tour takes place in...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This is subscriber Kadi's suggestion. I was on Fresh Air recently and here's the answers to what you want to know. 1. The grass: Eco-lawn. Go to www.wildflowerfarm.com for all you need to know and to buy 2. Garden Builder: half compost and...

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