Bulbs – something old, something new

At this time of year, you often see creatures bottoms up, digging in the ground, frantically burying things. I’m talking about gardeners. (Hah! Bet you thought I was referring to squirrels – which do act in much the same way.) Fall, of course, is prime time for planting bulbs that will flower in the first […]

Organic and native gardening

“Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.” ~ Chinese Proverb Thirteen per cent of Toronto’s land area is public parkland. We East Enders have our fair share, plus we can enjoy the sights of many beautiful front yards and retreat into our private back garden oases. Whether you are an avid or […]

Gardening should be child’s play

Digging and seeding and watering in the garden is hard work, right? But look at it another way – through a child’s eyes – and it’s play. Digging is piling earth on toy trucks and moving it from place to place. Seeding goes along with getting on hands and knees to examine all the tiny […]

Things to grow in April

April is the naughty kid that holds the ball just out of your reach. You know, the kind who likes to tease dogs by holding out a treat and then snatching it back before they can get it. And April really likes to play tricks on gardeners, long after April Fool’s Day is past. She […]