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Oh Painted Fern, Where Art Thou?

Sometimes my lackadaisical attitude to gardening and haste to ‘get things done’ backfires.  Last fall I engaged in a flurry of transplantation, shifting plants from one part of the garden to another for various reasons. Some, like a couple of … Continue reading

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Deer-proof Plants Part II

In my front garden  are deciduous trees and shrubs that I’ve chosen in hopes that the deer won’t devour them.  They do sustain varying degrees of damage but if I judge that the plant is unable to grow faster than … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

Well, it is January after all; I guess I should expect cold.  But I’m still used to the warmth of Maui and resisting the adjustment back to winter temperatures.  Compared to the rest of Canada our winters on the west … Continue reading

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My New Shade Garden

On the north side of the south fence is where I planted a lovely shade garden, replete with rhododendron, hydrangea, ferns, hosta and other woodland beauties.  I call it Jodi’s Garden, after my wonderful sister who contributed much hard labour … Continue reading

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