groundhog on March 30th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
AUTUMN MAGIC CHOKEBERRY
A beautiful native shrub that is compact and upright growing.  Works well in the landscape for mass planting, hedges, general garden use and naturalizing.  Year round interest with edible bitter tasting fruit that attracts many species of birds.
Very hardy from zone 3 – 8.
Grows 3′ – 5′ tall and 2′ […]

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groundhog on March 27th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
Spring weather is slowly starting to melt away the snow and we are all anxious to get back outside, but what can be done at this time?

Pick up all the debris from winter.  Gather all the fallen branchs, but if you find some larger sticks save them to use for plant […]

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groundhog on March 22nd, 2011

Huronia Nurseries Ltd….Healthy, hardy, locally grown trees, shrubs, evergreens and Native plants.

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groundhog on March 22nd, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
As you read through garden books and magazines, or at the local garden centre when you are looking at the labels on plants, you will have noticed reference to a plants hardiness zone.  What does this mean?
A plants hardiness zone indicates that the plant is likely to survive the climate of […]

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groundhog on March 22nd, 2011

[ April 16, 2011; 12:00 am; ] Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival   Elmvale, ON

www.elmvalemaplesyrup.ca

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groundhog on March 18th, 2011

[ March 22, 2011; 12:00 am; ] The County of Simcoe Forestry Department presents a public open house on Tuesday March 22, 2011 at Simcoe County Museum, Midhurst ON.  A Draft Plan has been prepared, which will guide the management of the Simcoe County Forests for the next 20 years.  A great opportunity to provide your input.  www.simcoe.ca

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groundhog on March 18th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
Local horticultural societies offer a wide variety of  garden information, advice and learning seminars with guest speakers.  Check out the events schedule for your local society at www.gardenontario.org
Local Horticultural Societies District 16: Simcoe County
Midland – 4th Monday monthly @ 7:30 p.m.
Coldwater – 3rd Thursday monthly @ 7:30 p.m.
Elmvale – 4th Wednesday […]

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groundhog on March 18th, 2011

[ March 26, 2011; 12:00 am; ] Earth hour is a global climate change initiative run by the World Wildlife Fund.  Turn off non-essential lighting for one hour.  Saturday March 26, 2011 between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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groundhog on March 18th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
Brunnera 'Jack Frost'
A hardy perennial groundcover that will form a large clump of attractive foliage with bright blue Forget-me-not flowers throughout the spring.  Also great in the garden border, containers and woodland gardens. Hardy to Zone 2.
Brunnera begins to bloom from early to mid-April and continues until late May or early June in my gardens […]

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groundhog on March 18th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
Solenia Begonia
Last summer I planted Solenia Begonias in the window boxes on my shed and I was delighted.  This has become my new favorite annual, I will definitely be planting more this year.
The window boxes are very small and metal and exposed to morning and afternoon sun.  In the past I have […]

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