Pull up a chair and join us. Let me introduce you to some of the members of the Master Gardeners of Niagara.
Theresa Forte, special to Postmedia News
Theresa Forte is a Niagara Falls-based gardening consultant whose columns appear regularly in the St. Catharines Standard, Welland Tribune and Niagara Falls Review.
A humble cornfield, edged with golden sunflowers, offers a cheerful welcome to cottagers along the shores of Lake Huron near Port Elgin, Ont.
I enjoy taking long walks along the cottage roads when we visit Port Elgin on the shores of Lake Huron: the ever-evolving panorama of charming cottages, gardens and country lanes is a feast for the eyes.
Is there anything to compare to the flavour of a just-picked, sun warmed, August tomato? A September tomato might come close, but if the nights turn cool, the later crop loses a little sweetness.Tomatoes don’t ask for much in return for their delicious fruit: decent soil, a drink of water when they are thirsty and plenty of sun.
Coming home from a summer holiday can be a bit of a letdown, unless there is a special treat to look forward to at home.
I set out with my camera over my shoulder. I was on a mission. I was looking for ‘words.’
Niagara Falls Horticultural Society’s 22nd annual garden walk is Saturday. Twelve beautiful gardens, each a reflection of the homeowner’s sense of what a garden means to them.
This year’s garden was going to be different — I had a plan.
On quiet weekend mornings, I look forward to breakfast on the deck. It’s a pretty simple affair, freshly brewed coffee, a slice of toast and the sounds of the garden waking up.
Early last summer, I spotted the long, fluffy spikes of the bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) anchoring the back of a reflecting pool at Longwood Gardens, just outside of Philadelphia, PA. It was scorching hot outside, and I bee-lined for the cool shade of the woods at the end of a long, formal lawn. At first, the buckeye was no more than a
Dear Dad, while watering the garden tonight, I noticed my peace rose had come into flower, and suddenly our strolls around the garden came to mind.
Dust off your walking shoes and summer hats — garden walk season opens this weekend with the Shaw Guild Garden Tour.
Last weekend I treated myself to a garden staycation.
Did you visit a garden centre this weekend?
Bright and early Thursday morning, I was treated to a sneak preview of the hydrangea show at Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse.
Lilacs. Just hearing the word conjures up clouds of fragrant, pastel violet, purple and white blossoms.
Each year the National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial, one bulb crop and one edible as our “year of the” crops.
This is the ideal time to divide summer- and fall- blooming perennials.
A blast of 500,000 daffodils heralds the arrival of spring in Niagara Falls’ Queen Victoria Park.
Malcolmson Eco-Park, a 14.4-hectare nature park in the north end of St. Catharines, is a haven for native birds, bees, butterflies, wildflowers and trees.