Marjorie Harris

Spring Mulch

This is a response to Michele's question about what is wrong with mulching: What Dr. Laurence Packer, the bee guy from York U, was objecting to last Saturday was exactly the kind of mulching most real gardeners hate as well: huge wood chips smothering the...

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David Suzuki

Saturday's gig with Dr. David Suzuki turned into one of those real surprises. ?I've known Suzuk for decades because I worked on one of his project many years ago. ?When they threw open the doors at the Music Hall and about 50 people filtered in...

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Native Plants

I'm going to be on CBC's 3 to 6 show with Matt Galloway this afternoon ?(on at 4:40) talking about bumble bees and plants in the garden. We need to attract all sorts of birds and insects into our gardens and that's going to be...

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Spring Bulbs, speeches and weather

Spring bulbs are popping up all over the garden. ?Naturalizig bulbs such as scilla, chionodoxa and species tulips are everywhere. And even though it isn't picture perfect yet, they are making the most of the sun. ?In fact if the weather gets much hotter most...

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Winter Damage #2

I don?t think I made it clear about clearing away leaves: you do have to get some of those matted leaves off?areas that have bulbs in them. I found using a stick to lift them carefully off the struggling bulbs beneath worked really well. Anything...

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Earth Hour

Well Earth Hour was sure a bust on our immediate streets. The grassroots types of course ate by candlelight but entire houses remained lit up. The same people who put out huge amounts of garbage and have two cars. But the great disappointment is that...

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