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Heidi Horticulture · 10h 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 + :) !  Th...
Heidi Horticulture · 4W 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 · 1M 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's one of the self seeding annual plants that...
Heidi Horticulture · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 2M 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 · 2M 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...
Heidi Horticulture · 2M ago


Feeling blessed!There's been many times I nearly quit - so here's hoping the garden continues to teach me things that I can pass along to you!Thanks for visiting and making comments!
Heidi Horticulture · 3M ago

Jewelweed: A Natural Treatment For Insect Bites

This time of year, there isn't a day where I don't get stung or bit by some insect. Whether it be from accidentally disturbing an ant colony hill while weeding a bed, or pruning shrubs that ...
Heidi Horticulture · 3M ago

Mutant Rudbeckia

I like to introduce you to a two headed Black Eyed Susan.Rudbeckias (Black Eyed Susan) are part of the Asteraceae family, typically the daisy group of plants. They are known to have these an...