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This Month's Feature Articles

Ornamental Grasses

by Brian Minter.

The appreciation of ornamental grasses is skyrocketing.  It takes, however, a while to understand the nature of each variety of grass and to see what it looks like during every season of the year.  Yes, they have their down times, but this little hiccup is easily overshadowed by their many fine qualities.  Most grasses, once established in a site they enjoy, are virtually carefree:  a little watering in summer, a little protection in winter and an annua... Read More Click Here

Strawberries

by Brian Minter

It’s hard to imagine a June garden without the mouth-watering flavour of strawberries, and the good news  is, planted now, both the ‘everbearing’ and ‘day neutral’ varieties will produce fruit this year.  For serious strawberry growers, however, the ‘June bearing’ varieties still produce high volumes of very large flavourful fruit.  Traditionally, main season strawberry varieties, planted now, will develop into good sized plants over the summer and fall, then produce great crops next year.  You will get a few fruits the first year, but they’re just a tease for the next season.  The flower buds of June berries are initiated in the shorter days of autumn, then produce good crops the following June. 

Some of the great ‘June bearing’ varieties for our area are: 

Hood:            This variety has very large dark red cone-shaped berries on upright vigorous plants.  It has great flavour and is terrific fresh and for jams.

Rainier:          The good sized berries of this variety maintain their size all through the season and have great flavour.

Sumas:          This very heavy yielding variety has lighter red berries and very good flavour.

Totem:          This very hardy variety, devel... Read More Click Here

Other Featured Articles

  • Winterizing your Garden
  • Identify that Tree
  • TOP TEN GARDEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR OCTOBER
  • Prepare your home properly for the cold weather
  • Moisture Stress
  • Hydrangeas about to steal the show
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    DateArticle TitleSource
    Jul 2013  Ornamental Grasses  Minter Gardens 
    Feb 2013  Strawberries  Minter Gardens 
    Oct 2012  Winterizing your Garden  Minter Gardens 
    Oct 2012  Identify that Tree   
    Oct 2012  TOP TEN GARDEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR OCTOBER  Minter Gardens 
    Sep 2012  Prepare your home properly for the cold weather  newscanada.com 
    Aug 2012  Moisture Stress  Minter Gardens 
    Jul 2012  Hydrangeas about to steal the show  Minter Gardens 
    Jun 2012  Do what you can to save the honey bee  newscanada.com 
    May 2012  Hanging Basket Care  Minter Gardens 
    May 2012  Gardening tip for clay or sandy soil  newscanada.com 
    May 2012  Plant a designer garden without the designer prices  newscanada.com 
    Mar 2012  Good gardeners plant peas early  Minter Gardens 
    Mar 2012  Sustainable Gardening   
    Mar 2012  lawn care  newscanada.com 
    Feb 2012  Success with seeds, timing is everything  Minter Gardens 
    Jan 2012  Protecting plants from winter damage  Minter Gardens 
    Jan 2012  Winter Flowering Shrubs  Minter Gardens 
    Dec 2011  Twelve great plants for Christmas  Minter Gardens 
    Nov 2011  Christmas Rose  Minter Gardens 
    Nov 2011  Christmas Cactus  Minter Gardens 
    Nov 2011  Minor Blubs  Minter Gardens 
    Oct 2011  Fall Foliage Colour  Minter Gardens 
    Sep 2011  Little Bulbs  Minter Gardens 
    Aug 2011  Growing's not over, there's fall, winter  Minter Gardens 
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