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Heidi Horticulture · 3W ago

Living Walls - Still not sure...

When I first came across a sample of an indoor living wall 2 years ago, I thought - that's awesome!  But now... well,  I'm still not sure of their environmental value. I truly like the conce...
Heidi Horticulture · 1M ago

In The Bleak MidWinter - Not Bleak At All...

Yes, IT'S COLD!  But let's be thankful!We had a true white Christmas! You can hardly tell we made up our winter planters with greens - the snow depth has been really great!Southern Ontario a...
Heidi Horticulture · 2M ago

Christmas Flower Show 2017 - Centennial Conservatory (Centennial Park)

I had the great privilege being asked to work at Centennial Conservatory a few weeks ago.Fantastic staff and plant material = a wonderful Christmas Flower Show display filled with delight. I...
Heidi Horticulture · 2M ago

This Year's Christmas Containers

My outdoor Christmas Containers were rather varied this year.....From making some for retail:Even though I have been making these for ages, I never tire of it (until you make the 50th + :) !...
Heidi Horticulture · 3M ago

Drying Herbs For Pantry

The cold came fast in the GTA. Real fast. Minus -10º C overnight. Once weather reports warned of this onslaught, I took quick action and cut back our herbs growing in containers.We love cook...
Heidi Horticulture · 3M ago

Calendula - Collecting Seeds and a Simple Trick To Have Them Come Back Year After Year

Growing Calendula since a child, I never tire of this amazing plant. Whether you grow it for medicinal purposes, or just for it's blooms.......it's one of the self seeding annual plants that...
Heidi Horticulture · 4M ago

Nippon Daisy - Spotted Cucumber Beetle

Usually our Nippon Daisy has glorious large flowers which last forever.  The warm autumn we are experiencing in Southern Ontario has made our Nippon Daisies a huge attraction to bees, butter...
Heidi Horticulture · 4M ago

Foraging: Shaggy Mane Mushrooms

I have fond memories of my Aunt (Tante) teaching me how to make hunter sauce with mushrooms (Jager Pilzsoße). She used fresh Chanterelles, but what I gleaned at the time, was the beauty behi...
Heidi Horticulture · 4M ago

Why I Collect Slugs In Autumn

I always try to find alternative methods of insect control. This wet spring and early summer made for a wonderful breeding ground for slugs.  But alas, we still have way too many slug holes....
Heidi Horticulture · 5M ago

Why I Remove All Hemerocallis Leaves In Early August

I get frustrated when folks complain about how their Daylilies look once the heat of the summer roles in. Especially when they want to remove and get rid of the plant because of it's poor ap...