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April 29, 2011

Native Plants

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Back to ‘Native’ as well as nature is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint.  Native plants are the ones that were found in this area long before the horticultural industry started cultivating ‘new’ plants. Native plants often aren’t as ‘flashy’ or ‘unique’ as their newer relatives but they do grow well here because it is where their roots originated. The Trillium is a native plant and the official flower of Ontario.  The idea
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April 29, 2011

Lawns

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It is that time of year again when we all start thinking about our lawns.  In the Spring, we all start out with the best intentions of having the nicest lawn in the neighborhood.  The television advertisements and articles in gardening magazines get us inspired to get out there and make our lawns all they can be.  That becomes especially difficult when we have a Spring season like the one we are having this year. 
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April 8, 2011

Proper Pruning

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Pruning is a necessary practice for most plant materials. Proper pruning is very important to plant growth. In order to prune plants properly you must know what plant you are pruning, its growth habit and it’s flowering time. Flowering Shrubs that bloom before June 1, must NOT be pruned in the spring. These plants such as forsythia, magnolia, wisteria, rhododendron, azalea, lilac, bridalwreath spiraea, redbud and flowering dogwood must be pruned after they are finished
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