Plants with yellow leaves and green veins may indicate a problem called Iron Chlorosis. Check out an article from the Missouri Botanical Garden that outlines root causes and treatment!
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Wild parsnip spreads quickly as its seeds are easily dispersed. Like giant hogweed, it produces sap containing chemicals that can cause human skin to react to sunlight, resulting in intense burns, rashes or blisters. Learn how to identify this plant and deal with it.
Many of our vegetable diseases first appear to us as ugly leaves with blotch marks or a white coating. These marks can warn you about a big problem you should correct quickly or may just be relatively minor blemishes. The trick is to know which is which and what to do about it! Here are three great infographics to help you understand foliar diseases that affect edibles such as Onion, Squash, Zucchini, Melon, Cucumber and Tomatoes.
Reduce your costs. Don't waste a precious resource. Stop dragging garden hoses around for hours every few days. Here are some steps we recommend to conserve water and still have a great lawn and garden!
Organic matter and compost are the best ways to amend soil, however, if fertilization is your choice, make sure you use the right amount, of the right type at the right time!
Did you know that urban gardeners are asked NOT to grow potatoes or tomatoes? Why? Because they currently pose a risk to potato and tomato production as a source of late blight! There are things you can do though to still grow your favourites at home while minimizing the risk to our local farmers.
Your lawn will have some different requirements, depending on the size, composition, and another factors but here are six basics that every lawn needs. Thanks Nick for sharing your blog!
Whatever our reasons to save seeds, here's a great article that will help you know what to save (Hint - not hybrid seeds as they won't breed 'true'). Most importantly we want to be sure we do it the right way so our carefully saved seeds will germinate! Read more here about when and how to save seeds.
Gardening is an activity for all ages and abilities. It can have a wide positive impact on a family such as improving diets, providing positive family time together, encouraging exercise, reducing stress and more.
Native plants are so beneficial and easy to grow! They are well adapted to the soils, the regional climate and wildlife - and will continue to survive climate change. Learn more about why we should all be growing at least a few natives. Check out the handy links to local growers and nurseries.
In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, 150 gardens and garden experiences across the country were selected to receive the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation – highlighting Whistling Gardens as one of 150 garden ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year.
Canada's first elevated park, 30 feet wide and 850 feet long, is being redeveloped as a park with flower beds, trees, benches, public art and a trail for walking, running and biking. A great place to wander, sit, walk the dog, take photos, host art shows or busker festivals.
Ontario's newest botanical garden near Frankford has six acres of unique garden displays with extraordinary plant combinations. Each garden offers interesting insight to the world of plants. Connect with nature, learn about horticulture, or journey through the gardens at your own pace.
The London Environmental Network helps protect our environment and build a sustainable community by doing everything we can to help our member organizations deliver on each of their own important missions. Get more information here about members and events.
The Arboretum, University of Guelph, encompasses 400 acres of plant collections, gardens, walking trails, natural woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. The Arboretum is home to more than 2000 different taxa of woody plants, organized into collections that include a synoptic World of Trees collection, as well as a Native Trees of Ontario collection, and noteworthy collections of Oaks and Beeches, Maples, and Conifers. Adjacent to the university's main campus, The Arboretum is free to the public and open dawn until dusk - Visitors are very welcome!