Autumn Garden Cleanup

In the late autumn, many gardeners become anxious to put the garden to bed.  They often rush this important step or over look it entirely.  This is not always a good idea.  For example, many gardeners hill up or mulch their roses before the ground has a frozen crust.  This…

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Organic Lawn Care

I have chosen the term organic for my title instead of natural lawn care because to me natural means letting nature have it’s own way without the assistance of or the belief system of human civilization. A natural lawn would slowly evolve from the monoculture of a lawn to a…

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Indoor Plant Fertilizing

The demand for fertilizer by an indoor plant starts with where it evolved. An indoor plant that evolved in the thin poor soils of the tropics with their heavy leaching by the large volume rainfalls and the constant rapid decomposition of plant and animal litter will not have the same…

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Summer Bulb Storage

One of the great beauties of the summer mixed, mixed perennial, or cottage border is the spectacular group of bulbs known as summer bulbs.  The summer bulbs with their wide variety of colour and shape add a great deal of interest to our gardens throughout the summer.  Most of the…

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