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  • Ponytail pruning

    One is either Elsa Spaeth or General Sikorski, neither of which should be pruned in the spring. Elsa blooms on last year’s wood, the General ...

  • Weather weary

    In case you didn’t know, or find it hard to believe, it is a fact that St. John’s has the mildest winters in Canada outside B.C. The key phrase ...

  • Spring break

    My younger sister is Jocelyn Greene and she received the Order of Canada in Ottawa on Friday morning. (I’m very proud and I used to say, as the ...

  • Good things germinating

    Daughter No. 1 was here and she is very good with plants. I’d like to be able to say she has inherited her mother’s gardening gene, but with any ...

  • Railing away

    Procrastination and indecisiveness are both symptoms of the clinical depression I’ve struggled with for years, but even when I think I’m in my ...

  • Waiting for bloom

    The sunny side of the garden is melting daily. I guess the shady side is, too, but it seems more like weekly than daily. The front bed is part of ...

  • Gone to seed

    All four days freezing cold, especially with the wind strong enough to ensure that one of my deck chair covers, which was attached to the chair, ...

  • A garden to be proud of

    Not only did Memorial University’s Botanical Garden win these awards, but our garden is the only Canadian botanical garden to ever win two awards ...

  • Swinging in the shade

    Then you bought a house with a very small backyard and affixed hammock hooks to one corner of the back porch and a fence post. It was kind of ...

  • Adrift in garden dreams

    Of course, we can start seeds and choose plants that multiply freely or self-seed, but the former requires at least a sunny windowsill and the ...