As you all know the label on the plant at the greenhouse is pretty important. When buying tomatoes for instance, you would want to know if your plant is going to bear big fruit or little ones.
One of the most complicated parts of gardening is knowing which plant will work in which location. Every plant has a preference and specific needs.
When it comes to perennials, there are some that have the strangest of names. Wort this and wort that, what on earth is this? Of all the names to be chosen, they had to go with wort.
Well it has been almost three weeks now, and still no rain again. In typical Manitoba fashion we had a week of heavy downpours before it simply ends. So it is time for a good reminder to water your plants, and here is how.
Bishops Goutweed, Snow on the mountain, gout-wort, ground elder, wild Master wort, what is this plant? Well regardless of some of the rather unappealing names it actually is a rather beautiful perennial.
Have you ever pondered this in your own yard… a flowering crab apple tree is growing and then suddenly it changes colour and switches on you.
To increase the variety of trees and shrubs we can plant in our landscape we often bring in new species from areas with a similar climate.
We all wait for summer on the edges of our seats, pleading for the -30’s to leaves us alone in our balmy, blissful summers. But when it actually gets hot and sticky we wonder what we were waiting for.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Unfortunately we can’t even grow lemons here, so then what do you do? When life gets hard what plant do you turn to?