Category Archives: Gardening

Desktop calendar: March 2016

March 2016 desktop calendar: Small (800 x 600) Medium (1024 x 786) Large (1280 x 1024) To download1 Figure out what resolution your desktop is set to. Windows users can right-click their desktop, select Properties and then click the Settings tab. Mac users can go to System Preferences and find the resolution details underneath the Displays icon. 2 Click on

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12 seed-sown perennials

Every gardener knows that it’s far less expensive to grow perennials from seed than to buy potted one-or two-year-old plants at the nursery. Nevertheless, most of us crave instant gratification, and the thought of waiting up to 36 months before seeing a single petal can tax the patience of a saint. Vegetables and annual flowers germinate quickly and go about

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Easy-to-grow Cornish lily (Nerine bowdenii)

Nothing lights up a dull, dark November afternoon like the hot, lavender-pink flowers of Nerine bowdenii (pronounced Neh-REEN bow-DEN-ee-eye). Neither from Cornwall nor true lilies, Cornish lilies are native to South Africa where they bloom in April and May; in Canada they flower too late for Thanksgiving and too early for Christmas, conveniently filling in a blank spot on the

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Desktop calendar: February 2016

February 2016 desktop calendar: Small (800 x 600) Medium (1024 x 786) Large (1280 x 1024) To download1 Figure out what resolution your desktop is set to. Windows users can right-click their desktop, select Properties and then click the Settings tab. Mac users can go to System Preferences and find the resolution details underneath the Displays icon. 2 Click on

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Desktop calendar: January 2016

December 2015 desktop calendar: Small (800 x 600) Medium (1024 x 786) Large (1280 x 1024) To download1 Figure out what resolution your desktop is set to. Windows users can right-click their desktop, select Properties and then click the Settings tab. Mac users can go to System Preferences and find the resolution details underneath the Displays icon. 2 Click on

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Garden tour: A bountiful garden in Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec

Many of Françoise Grenon’s fondest childhood memories feature the family-owned nursery that her father opened in 1948 in the Saguenay region, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City. “All winter, I’d do my homework in the greenhouse,” she says. “Flowers are my life.” Françoise dreamed that someday she would follow in her father’s horticultural footsteps. “Years ago, when I moved

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Garden tour: A beautiful backyard paradise in Sainte-Adele, Quebec

According to greek mythology, Icarus dared to fly too close to the sun, burning his wings and ultimately plummeting to his death. Legends say Icarus dreamt big and reached high despite great risk, qualities that inspired Raymonde and Yves Aubry to name their backyard paradise Icarus’s Garden. In 1979, when the couple bought their 1,700-square-metre Sainte-Adèle, Quebec, property – located

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