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  Itoh Peony with Cambridge Pink Geraniums   Peony rings go on early this year! Every spring I get lost in the myriad of blooms and run around seemingly doing all the chores that I think I need to do....

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Listen to the Garden Show in 2019! Ken Salvail and Don Burnett have been enjoying bringing you the AM1150 Garden Show every Saturday since 1999. This show was originally launched in 1983 with Don Burnett on CKOV radio 630. Since...

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What is mulch? The term mulch means to cover the soil surface with a substance or layer that will help to reduce weed growth and help hold in moisture. Some common mulches are bark, rock, compost, grass, fabric and straw....

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There are a few important things you need to remember when you go into spring. If you are new to your garden, or this is the first spring, it may be best to just stay out until things get moving....

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  Save all your woody plant pruning for winter or spring. The stems of these woody plants store carbohydrates that help them survive the long dormant period. Pruning cuts exposed to the elements during winter may be susceptible to frost...

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  Keep your ice melting products away from valuable plants. Many plants are sensitive to any kind of salts and may be burned by these products. Roots and tops can be affected so water heavily in areas near salted roads...

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It is now time to check your overwintering plants in storage.  Some of you will be storing geraniums, or other sub-tropical plants, and will want to check them now for pests and general health. Plants stored in their own soil...

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