Marjorie Harris: A life in the garden.

SPRING QUARTERLY 2014

Chionodoxa Crocus Okay, we have to calm down after the worst winter since 1974 (as we keep being reminded). We all remember winters of deep snow in our youth, but this was a winter of freeze-thaws devastating to plant life. Then came the Big March Burn. The sun came out and roasted the...

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SPRING PRUNING

I was on Fresh Air this morning with the wonderful Mary Ito who makes everything feel fresh.  We discussed the incredible damage our canopy was slammed by the winter ice storms which hit especially hard here in Southern Ontario.   I called my arbourist, Derek Welsh (Authentic Tree Care) about the surrounding...

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THE GARDEN IN WINTER 2014

THE GARDEN IN WINTER 2014 It has been one tough winter for gardens this year. Some of the weather has been brutal, but we are not going to be able to assess the damage properly until spring releases all of its secrets. The look of the garden has been extraordinary: glorious, even...

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