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This summer is shaping up to be a scorcher in southern Ontario. With this heat and little rainfall, the least we can do for our plants (even our drought-tolerant ones) is to water them.

But before rushing off to water, give some thought to the costs involved to water resources and to your bank balance.


Written on Sunday, May 30, 2010 in Plants & Soils

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Have you noticed that when you buy a certain type of car, you start to see that type of car everywhere? Well, the same thing happened to me when I planted a serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.). It seems like the most planted small tree in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)!


Written on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in Plants & Soils

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Written by Cristina da Silva

I’ve a bone to pick with the official website of Earth Day.


Written on Thursday, April 22, 2010 in Plants & Soils

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Are all natives drought-tolerant?


Written on Monday, March 8, 2010 in Plants & Soils

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Can I overwater my potted plants?


Written on Sunday, February 7, 2010 in Plants & Soils

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What does it mean to have a well-drained soil? How do I know if I have well-drained soil?


Written on in Soils & Growing Media

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What do the various things on a plant tag mean? And how does it affect my plant choices?


Written on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 in Plants & Soils

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Written by Cristina da Silva