Author Archives: johnsgarden

About johnsgarden

I have a garden centre which operates out of my home in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada I write columns for a local paper, which I will include here

At Last

Well, it’s been a pretty long time since I’ve added anything here. Sorry about that. We have been raising money for The New Animal Shelter since 2014. We started with our annual giveaway. On the Civic holiday long weekend, we’ve … Continue reading

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Attracting Birds & Butterflies to your garden

I did a talk last night at a garden club about attracting birds and butterflies to the garden and mentioned that I have a summary of the talk. Some people were interested in getting a copy so I figured I’d … Continue reading

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2014 10 12 – Winter Interest

I was looking at the pile of plants that I have left to find a home for, trying to plan where everything is going to get planted. While doing this, I’ll often cast a critical eye at some of my … Continue reading

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2014 07 15 – Digiplexis

Over the course of last winter, I started getting emails and messages on facebook, asking if I was going to have this new plant called Digiplexis. I hadn’t heard of it so I did a quick check online, saw that … Continue reading

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2014 06 19 – Camera Happy

I ran around taking pictures of the plants that will be included in this weekend’s sale. I just couldn’t resist taking a few other shots of flowers that caught my eye, so that’s what I have for you today. And … Continue reading

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2014 06 10 – New Hostas

Two posts in one week! Can you believe it? We’ve received a bunch of new Hostas from Q&Z Nurseries in Illinois this afternoon, as well as the new Field Guide to Hostas, signed by Mark Zilis. Knowing Hosta collectors as … Continue reading

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2014 06 04 – Veggies, Rhodos, and Clematis

I obviously haven’t been great about my weekly posts as I had intended this year, but after a few grueling 90-100 hour weeks and some amazing helpers, we’re starting to get caught up after the very late start to the … Continue reading

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