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So, now it’s the end of October in my zone 5 garden and, despite the continued colour of late season perennials and annuals, freeze-up is just around the corner and there are a few important tasks to get done before the killing frosts arrive. 1. Pots and annual planters Protect any terra cotta / clay […]

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Northern gardeners can successfully grow sweet potatoes if a few basic steps are followed. Here is your sprout-to-storage guide!

Designing a front yard garden…where do I start?

August 20, 2020 by Nancy Louwman, Master Gardener Whenever I’ve moved in to a new home, I’ve immediately started backyard gardening first. The front garden always requires to some extent different thinking. While back yards are private spaces, often enclosed by fences and/or hedges, front yards are public spaces, viewed from the street, the driveway, […]


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