Tomato Talk

By Pat Duncan, Master Gardener, SCMG. Tomatoes are one of my favourite things to grow in my vegetable garden.  Maybe it’s because they grow taller than any other plants that I grow and the tomato harvest…

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Creative Staring

By Charlotte Vorstermans, Master Gardener, SCMG. I am often asked how I decide to place plants and how do I chose these plants in the first place?  I do what I call “Creative Staring”.   That is, sitting…

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Pansies! A Great Way to Bring in Spring!

by Pat Duncan, Master Gardener, SCMG The weather is still cool, but it’s definitely time for some spring colour. Pansies are the perfect choice for spring containers.  Pansies are one of the most popular and recognizable cool…

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It’s Spring Tune-up Time For Your Lawn!

by Gail Cocker, Master Gardener In Training, SCMG. The days are longer, the sun feels warmer and you are itching to get out in your yard.  Your instincts are correct; a few spring maintenance tasks will…

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Get Your Garden Ready!

By Charlotte Vorstermans, Master Gardener, SCMG It seems that spring is finally upon us!  We gardeners are eternal optimists and ever ready to get out to our gardens.   Cleaning a garden not only involves the plants…

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Pruning for the Faint of Heart

by Joan Nieman-Agapas, Master Gardener, SCMG. Does the thought of pruning make you anxious? Are you afraid to pick up those secateurs to tame that unruly shrub? Truly, all you need to do is master a few…

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Don’t Spring Clean Yet!

by Charlotte Vorstermans, Master Gardener, SCMG. Don’t hurry that spring cleanup!  A basic guide as to why. Yes, the weather is getting warmer and the sun is out and you’re just itching to get to that…

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