Marjorie Harris

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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PLANTING TREES

I am asked constantly about the planting of trees.  What are the best to choose? how do you do it properly?  How do you  water them properly? First of all trees comes in two forms:  container-grown;  or balled-and-burlapped.  The former is obvious; the latter means the...

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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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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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