SHADE PERENNIALS

On CBC's Fresh Air yesterday I mentioned some of my favourite shade perennials. Here's the list: Forthergilla gardenii great little shrubs with white spring bottlebruch blooms. For some great shade plants, choose from this list of natives: Woodland poppy (very hard to find but worthwhile);  Aquilegia...

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Spring perennials are popping

The garden is popping in this weather. which has been  over 20C day after day. Even magnolias are coming out, and  the the Viburnum bodnantense has never looked so magnificent. It's thrillingt to walk by and be overwhelmed by that intoxicating scent. This was Gertrude...

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UP COMING APPEARANCES

I'll be at Ben McNallys wonderful Brunch with Books at the KinG Edward Hotel this Sunday, March 28 at the King Edward Hotel (best eggs benedict ever) starting at 10 a.m. Next Tuesday I'm speaking at The Toronto Botanical Gardens at 7:30.  That's March 30.  And...

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Spring Floods and other worries

I came home from a glorious concert by Tara BAxendale at the Vaughn Playhouse to a flood in the back yard and weird sump pump sounds from the basement. Good thing Tara is a wonderful singer, writer, lyricist, and performer. Took the edge off what's happening...

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Dinner at Grano

Tonight is the fundraiser for Toronto Botanical Gardens at Grano. Some tickets are left if you can come. Shinan Govani did a really adorable mention of it in the National Post on Sat: Really looking forward to this event. And will get back...

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Let’s have dinner

Two of my favourite places are The Toronto Botanical Garden and Grano, Roberto Martella's great restaurant. We're bringing both of them together on: Monday, March 8 - 6 p.m. Thriftiest event of the season! Marjorie Harris at Grano 2035 Yonge Street, Toronto Tickets: $100 includes book, dinner, wine, a talk...

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