Tag Archives: container gardening

Genius or Gimmick?

Like many of us, I have been curious about the recent upside-down gardening fad, but have been reluctant to jump in.  Until, that is, I realized a bought a greenhouse which had, until last week, several metres of unused space, … Continue reading

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A Practical Elegance

Some of you will remember my aesthetically unpleasing yet wonderfully utilitarian apparatus from Lee Valley.  It was pressed into service again this year; for more information please click here. Here we have the crowd pleasing sugar snap peas alongside some … Continue reading

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A Decent Start

With the beautiful spring weather lately many people have been asking about just when they can get started in their gardens-I managed to find some time this weekend and couldn’t resist getting my hands dirty. This year I’ve planted: Brussel … Continue reading

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Well, they’re not the best looking group I’ve ever seen…

I ran a little experiment last fall.  When I was shutting things down in October I planted some of the hardier herbs to see if they could really over-winter as perennials or if they were just talking a big game. … Continue reading

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The Ugliest Thing I’ve Ever Loved

I’m a huge fan of container/patio gardening and it seems as though the big gardening companies are starting to recognize this growing market.  This is great for those in condos or townhouses and it’s a great option for me as … Continue reading

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