Marjorie Harris: A life in the garden.

The Italian trip

Last night I had the best time. Dinner at Grano with a group organized by the inimitable Roberto Martello (recent winnter of the Jane Jacobs Award for his contributions to our city). This group heavy on people who had or will be speaking at the Centro Siena-Toronto which is run...

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End of the season blues

Well like an idiot, I did not run outside and turn off all the water taps the minute I finished my last blog. I got distracted again by words. I know if I go into the garden of course I'm going to be distracted by plants and never come back...

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Spam and pipes

There are many things I don't understand about blogging, let alone web sites. I didn't realize that the reason I'm getting about one million porno spams a day is that my e-mail is out there for all these goons to find. So we're going to change the contact and it will...

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Good trees with good autumn colour

Autumn colours have not been much this year until this week and, voila, what's left on trees and shrubs has been the usual riot. But not the Fothergilla gardenii. It's normally a neon gold and orange but it's stuck in its yellow phase at the moment. The Acer griseum (Paperbark maple)...

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an amazing week

This has been an amazing week. First of all the autumn tones have finally come blazing into the garden. So many trees such as the katsura just turned yellow and dropped leaves with out hanging about making a glorious display. I complain no more. The new issue of Gardening Life is...

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