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A taste of spring at sixth Seedy Saturday

A taste of spring at sixth Seedy Saturday

Seed needs were fulfilled on a snowy Saturday and those who garden had a tiny taste of spring to come. The heart of the sixth annual event is the swapping of information and seeds and materials that have been preserved or developed in the community. There were 28 vendors, about half from the County, offering […]

Eye up your garden for entries in Horicultural Society Gala Competition

Eye up your garden for entries in Horicultural Society Gala Competition

The Prince Edward County Horticultural Society will go Back to Basics, Back to Green with their Gardeners’ Gala Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds. The judged floral competition show opens at 10:30 am for viewing. Admission is free of charge and amateurs are welcome to show […]

County Gardener's 2011 notebook

County Gardener’s 2011 notebook

Wasn’t going to do as much this year planned to cut back and save the wear and tear but when I stood beside the bed something happened to my head there’s room for another Rudbeckia over here — Oh dear! It returns each spring like an old friend, the  “first rose”  of spring perennials,  the […]

Discovering angels unawares

Discovering angels unawares

When we opened the doors for the first time on our dear old house in Bloomfield my brother presented us with an embroidered sampler to hang by the back door. It’s simple message– treat everyone who comes to the door as special — and not to pre judge a stranger.  It’s a good reminder and […]

Secret of growing great dahlias

Secret of growing great dahlias

It’s past the middle of October.  Most of the garden has settled down to sublime sleep. Colour has dramatically faded.  Days are getting longer.  But over in the  dahlia bed the beat goes on.   The tubers you planted last spring are still producing colour and bloom. Our dahlias came within a whisker of extinction the […]

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