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Mark Cullen

Tips to help ensure tree-planting success

Posted on September 20, 2017

I was hiking with my son Ben this summer when it hit me: all my attempts to plant trees cannot compete with Mother Nature. There… Read More »

Best month of the year for real grass

Posted on September 13, 2017

“In September, you can lay sod upside-down and it will still grow.” My late father, great Canadian gardener that he was, used to say this… Read More »

Celebrating back-to-school time with plants

Posted on September 6, 2017

You made it. After a summer of juggling schedules around a variety of kids’ (grandkids?) activities and, perhaps, your own work schedule, the summer is… Read More »

Alternatives exist to the two-cycle engine

Posted on August 30, 2017

I have a beef with two-cycle garden-power equipment, especially leaf blowers and weed whackers. In my opinion, the noise levels and exhaust fumes of these… Read More »

Plants can make wonderful gifts

Posted on August 24, 2017

There is an abundance of early autumn birthdays in our family, mostly on my wife’s side. We like to joke that her parents avoided New… Read More »

Canadian gardeners can learn from Britain

Posted on August 16, 2017

What Canadian Gardeners can learn from the Brits. For a Canadian to understand the passionate obsession that the Brits feel for their gardens, just look… Read More »

Gardening does a 180 from the ‘old days’

Posted on August 15, 2017

Not long ago, the typical image of a Canadian garden consisted of a broad sweep of impatiens across the front of the house, a solid… Read More »

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