The kids are back in school and the fall mums have all arrived at the grocery stores and garden centres. Summer is almost officially over.
That doesn’t mean that we now have to spend the rest of the year indoors! In fact, this is my favourite time to go out and see who has the best pricing on the large potted mums for my fall planters.
This year I am pleased to say that I found the huge pots of beautiful mums at $12 each. Even with such great savings, I hate wasting these fantastic fall blooming plants, which is why I add them to the garden after they are finished blooming.
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About six months ago I started hosting a small radio call-in show for gardeners looking for help with their outdoor spaces. So far, it has been an amazing experience for me. The phone lines have been jammed from the moment the show starts until the final credits.
The radio show has taught me a few things, including that no matter how much is on the internet, people still want to hear it from an expert.
This is in part because there are so many conflicting posts and blogs all on the same subject; which leads me into today’s article. I have been flooded with callers asking about hydrangeas and when to prune them. Online, there are so many different answers that I can see why there is confusion. So here is the deal with your hydrangeas and what to do at this time of the year.
There are three types of hydrangeas in Canada and they all need a little different attention. This is where homeowners get mixed messages, so let’s set the record straight.
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There is definitely a change in the air and a change in the gardens at this time of the year. Cold weather perennials are starting to take centre stage with rich jewel tones and vibrant leaf colours.
Here are my five favourite choices to add a little pop of joy into your own space.
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Its official, winter is on its way. Most of us have seen snow already and there is a decided chill in the air. Even though it may seem easier to stay indoors, now is the last chance for you to get a few things done to set you on the path to a great spring in your outdoor spaces.
When it comes to getting the outside ready for winter, here is my personal list of things I make sure that I get done at this time of the year.