Dividing Perennials

By Pat Cook, Master Gardener, SCMG Perennial Division In order to maintain vigor and health and ensure good performance year after year, it is important to divide perennials regularly (every two to three years). There…

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Daylilies

By Christine March, Master Gardener, SCMG     My Mother once got me a plaque that stated “Everyone is entitled to my opinion.”   In that vein, it is my opinion that dayliies belong in…

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Clematis

By Cathy Krar, Master Gardener In-Training, SCMG The ultimate goal of gardening is NOT the growing of plants … but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. I adapted this phrase from The One-Straw Revolution…

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What is All the Fuss About Cover Crops?

By Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG   If you love growing vegetables and you want to protect and improve your soil, then incorporating cover crops into your garden growing plan is a great idea. Trifolium…

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May Garden Chores

by Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG For Canadian Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 There is no denying that spring is here.  Even in my 4B garden I’ve got snowdrops blooming, iris up and the hellebores…

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It’s Time to Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs!

By Inez Mitchell, Master Gardener, SCMG Looking for extra colour in your garden? Plant summer blooming bulbs and tubers in the spring for beautiful summer flowers.  Tuck them in between your perennials to create a…

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April Garden Chores

by Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG For Canadian Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 They say “April showers bring May flowers”, which is great, except for all the mud around here!  This is the month to…

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Edible Gardens

by Anja Lowrence, Master Gardener, SCMG Enjoy your flowers two ways: food for both your eyes and taste buds! Have you ever wondered if there were things in your garden that you can eat? I’m…

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Enjoying Native Plants

By Anja Lowrence, Master Gardener, SCMG As many of us have been isolating at home this past year, we’ve read about how nature has taken over our towns, air quality improved with reduced manufacturing and…

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March Garden Chores

By Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG For Canadian Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 March is here and I’m impatient to get outdoors and start working on my garden.  However, I know that being overly keen…

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