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The most exciting new perennials for this gardening season
The most exciting new perennials for this gardening season | The Star
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Here are a few ideas on how to create your own garden tour of Toronto (and one in Buffalo)
a person digging in the ground with a shovel and some vegetables growing on it,
Why gardening should be deemed a sport
If sport is defined as all forms of physical exercise, then gardening is a sport, writes Mark Cullen.
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a row of potted plants sitting on top of a wooden shelf next to a fence
Fake grass and the Handy Camel bag clip: gardening’s best and worst of 2015
A row of Coleus on display during Buffalo's Garden Walk.
many potted plants are growing on the pergolated roof
Hardy Ardisia is the hot Christmas plant: Real Dirt
Ardisia plants, stowed on the ceiling of greenhouse, aren't "annoying like holly," horticulturist Robert Bierhuizensays.
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My surprising, and ongoing, love affair with amaryllis: Real Dirt
Picotee amaryllis offer pristine white petals, outlined with pink.
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Gardeners plant seeds, then reap the benefits of generosity
Marilyn Theurer of Arthur (red hat) preparing to plant tulips.
a black cat standing on top of a giant pumpkin
How growing giant pumpkins is really about growing communities: Real Dirt
Giant pumpins are too misshapen and ugly to carve for Halloween, and too fibrous for pie or soup — but they're good for one thing.
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Ryerson University's rooftop farm celebrates bumper harvest
Garden coordinator Spencer Quinn readies a soil bed for planting garlic bulbs at Ryerson's roof top garden at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre.
a garden filled with lots of purple and white flowers
Making biodiversity work on a small scale: Real Dirt
Massed coneflowers are part of a display at the Toronto Botanical Garden, the site of an upcoming symposium on biodiversity.
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A spinach feeding frenzy erupts in the school's garden
Entire spinach plants were ripped out by the roots at the food garden.
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Cavolo Nero kale is tough and coarse, but works when cooked with pasta
Sonia Day prefers growing the curly kale.
an older woman pushing a wheelbarrow full of grass with her dog sitting next to it
Weeds, whacking back and bugs: why I can’t wait for winter
Sonia Day and Ollie get ready to haul another pile of weeds away.