Monthly Archives: April 2007

In these days of refrigerated storage and quick transport all over the globe we can enjoy a huge variety of fruits at any time of the year from the grocery store.  It’s February and you have a craving for nectarines?  No problem.  Tomatoes, grapes, strawberries, available any time you want them.  The only drawback is […]

If you’ve decided after reading last week’s column that the flowering dogwood is indeed your “desert island” tree of choice the next step is deciding which type to plant.  As with most offerings in the horticulture trade there is no shortage of species and cultivars to choose from and so this week we’ll look at […]

If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to have one tree, which tree would you pick?  My choice would be the ‘Autumn Blaze’ maple, but I’m sure many of you would pick the flowering dogwood, Cornus florida. I base this on the popularity of these trees at our garden centre.  We […]

Spring cleaning in the garden is always a revelation and this past week was full of them.  I cleaned out four more beds, filling up my truck bed yet again with another load of material for the community compost.  Where does all of this stuff come from? Among the many things I discovered was that […]