Monthly Archives: May 2017

June is Perennial Gardening Month & Salvias are one of our favourites Salvia are mainstays of the garden, represented as culinary herbs, free flowering summer annuals, and summer blooming perennials. Two characteristics shared by many salvias are fragrant foliage & drought tolerance, but colourful summer blooms that attract pollinators is perhaps their most outstanding feature! […]

It was a very cold and long winter; you don’t need me to tell you that.  We saw a prolonged stretch of subzero temperatures in January, didn’t have any frost until late November and stumbled through a cool February and early March.  It wasn’t pretty for plants or people. I knew that there was going […]

Crumbs: 1 cup flour 3/4 cup rolled oats (quick cooking) 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup melted margarine 4 cups diced rhubarb (3 large) Sauce: 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 cup water 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp raspberry Jello powder Mix crumb ingredients.  Press half into greased […]

It’s a tough anniversary for my wife this weekend; the first Mother’s Day after her Mom died this past December.  There will be tears, heartache, memories and roses. I find it fascinating that Moms are synonymous with flowers.  It doesn’t seem to matter whether Mom was or is a gardener, there are always flowers associated with […]

Do you LOVE hanging baskets but have a hard time keeping them alive all season?  Here are some tips and top care information Scott Pearce has put together to help you along: Choose the best Candidate. Select a basket with plants that will grow well in your light conditions. Most baskets that contain a mix […]

2 cups sugar 2 eggs 3/4 cup veg. oil or unsweetened applesauce 2 1/2 cups flour 3 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp nutmeg 3 cups diced, peeled apples (about 3 medium) 1 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup butterscotch chips Combine sugar, eggs and oil (or […]