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All-America Selections winners showcase gardening's best

I like to start off each new year with the introduction of the latest All-America Selections winners. For those of you new to gardening, All-America Selections (AAS) is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new varieties then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS winners. 677 more words


How to grow orchids and keep them blooming

Q: All the big stores seem to be selling orchids nowadays, and I feel sure there must be thousands of people out there who are, like me, more than a little confused about the best way to grow them and keep them blooming. 689 more words


Maintaining a healthy hibiscus

Q: I enjoy your column and the good gardening advice you share weekly. I purchased a tropical Hibiscus at a greenhouse in the late fall. It seemed too late and too cool to plant outdoors, and I was advised I could winter it indoors and then, come spring, plant it outdoors in sheltered spot. 810 more words


Upper Canada Weaving - Deborah Livingston-Lowe

Deborah Livingston-Lowe studied woven textiles at the Ontario Collage of Art and Design (OCAD) and has 30 years of experience in weaving, antique textile restoration and appraising. 737 more words

Growing Things

Suggestions for sweet pea seed storage

Q: Can you advise me about storing sweet pea seeds over the winter? Also, what are the latest health concerns for Roundup? Thanks for any information you can help me with. 690 more words


Apple trees produce diminishing returns

Q: Firstly, thank you for all you do for us gardeners. My husband and I love reading your column every week. I do have a question. 663 more words


Protecting birch trees from the birch borer worm

Q: I received the following email from one of the local tree service companies: ‘Do you know of any treatment or prevention options for the birch borer worm?’ While we have addressed this issue in the past it appears it might be time to revisit the problem.  682 more words