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  • October 28, 2022 4:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month.

    Taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar
    by John Hethrington
    Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    November 2022 Garden Tips:

    • While we have had some rain in October, I would suggest a little last-minute deep watering to trees and shrubs.
    • Buy discounted bulbs on sale and get them into the ground. Your extra efforts will bloom in the spring.
    • Remove annual plants from the garden and from pots or other containers. Dump plants and soil onto your compost pile. Clean pots thoroughly and store them.
    • There is an annual argument as to whether you should cut back your perennials, grasses etc., in the fall, or leave them long for “winter interest”. Up here, most perennials are covered by 2+ feet of snow, so you can’t see them anyway. With no fall clean-up, spring clean-up can be daunting. It can be delayed by wet weather, a late spring or there can be instant summer. That’s why I am opting for a BIG FALL CLEAN-UP to get a jump on spring 2023. Suit yourself.
    • Dig up and bring in dahlia tubers, tuberous begonias and gladiola corms when the leaves turn yellow. Remove the soil and wash the tubers. Remove little cormlets from glad corms for more plants next year. Cure the tubers and corms for 2-3 weeks in warm dry place. Place in trays and cover with dry compost, peat moss, sand or perlite. Store at about 5 C in a cold-cellar, or a slightly heated garage.
    • Try potting up some spring bulbs like amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus and force them into bloom for Christmas and/or for late winter indoor colour. Different bulbs will require various lengths of cold to flower, so read the product packaging carefully. Store the bulbs in an area where they will not freeze (about 5°C). A fridge or cold cellar will work well for this.
    • Complete winterization procedures for plants, containers, drain hoses and clean all other garden equipment. To be a perfect gardener, sharpen tools and put linseed oil on wood handles. Paint small hand tool handles RED so you won’t lose them next spring.
    • Protect young trees from rodents by using wire collars or plastic protectors.
    • Hill up your hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses with 10 inches of compost covering the stems, or use a metal or plastic “Rose Collar” and fill it with compost before the ground freezes.
    • Create one or more Winter/Christmas urns using a variety of evergreen branches. Find branches with berries and add colour with red dogwood and dried hydrangea blossoms.

    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • September 24, 2022 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month.

    Taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar
    by John Hethrington
    Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    October 2022 Garden Tips:

    • After a warm dry summer, and some lovely sunny days in September, FALL is definitely here with a nightly risk of FROST.
    • There is much talk in the fall about “Putting Your Garden to Bed” I guess they mean preparing your garden for the winter. There is an annual argument among gardeners as to whether you should cut back your perennials, ornamental grasses, etc., in the fall, or leave them tall for “winter interest” with seeds for the birds. However, up here, most perennials are covered by 2 feet of snow, so you can’t see them anyway and there are no seeds for the birds. Clean-Up in the Spring can be daunting. There may be wet weather, or a late spring. For these reasons, I am opting for a BIG FALL CLEAN-UP again this year, to get a jump on spring 2023.
    • It’s time to trim back perennials and divide them as needed for your garden, or to give to your neighbors, or to pot them up and put them back in the soil for the St. George’s plant sale in June 2023 (and to get a Tax Receipt!) Make sure it is a cool, cloudy day and add bone meal fertilizer to the pots, and your new plantings.
    • Remember—October is a great time to divide and plant perennials you can buy.
    • Buy and plant spring flowering bulbs. Add a little bulb fertilizer, like bone meal, to the bottom of the hole and add water to the hole to get the bulb’s roots started. Your efforts NOW will bring big dividends in April and May 2023.
    • For a longer bulb bloom season, plant a variety of bulbs, like winter aconite, snow drops and crocus. You can also plant early, middle and late blooming tulips and daffs for a much longer season.
    • Place a piece of chicken wire just under the surface of the soil over any tulip bulbs you plant. The squirrels will hate you. Daffs should not need this protection.
    • If there is an early frost warning, cover tender annuals overnight with an old bed sheet. They should make it through and keep on blooming.
    • Bring in house plants when the evenings start to cool down, or when you get a frost warning. First give them a thorough spray with insecticidal soap, so that there are no unwanted hitchhikers coming into your home.
    • Fertilize lawns with a low “first” number and high “middle” number or with a “Fall Formula” fertilizer.
    • Start cutting your lawns much lower than in summer to avoid winter matted long grass next spring.
    • Water shrubs, evergreens and trees weekly and deeply at least until frost.
    • Buy your Triple-19 fertilizer NOW, so you will have it to put on the snow that will be covering your perennial gardens in March. The Co-Op maybe OUT OF STOCK next spring, before the snow disappears. It’s available now at the Markdale CO-OP on Hwy 10, south of town.

    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • August 27, 2022 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month.

    Taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar
    by John Hethrington
    Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    September 2022 Garden Tips:

    • Trim back perennials like Daylilies and Iris. My mother always cut the iris fans up one side and down the other into a nice V. But she was picky. Divide them as needed. Make sure it is a cool, cloudy day to divide and replant, or to pot up plants for your neighbours or fall plant exchanges.
    • Try out the Grey County Master Gardener’s Annual Fall Plant Sale of interesting perennials on Saturday Sept 10, from 9 am to noon, on the grass at the Heritage Mall in Owen Sound. Lots of nifty stuff!
    • Fall is the ideal time to divide and plant Iris, Daylilies, Peonies and many other perennials. Share extra plants with neighbours. To see my YouTube video I prepared for our St. George’s plant sale on dividing and potting up plants click on - https:youtu.be/KmTTyGNoRB4
    • Buy and plant spring-flowering bulbs. Your efforts will be handsomely rewarded next spring. Check out Botanus online @ www.botanus.com. After our dry summer, add some water to the bottom of the hole, then some soil, then a little bonemeal fertilizer or special bulb food. Water well after planting to start root growth.
    • Take a critical look at your garden. Then fill in any gaps that may have developed with new perennials, shrubs and/or evergreens. They will get a huge head start over plants planted next spring.
    • Bring in house plants when the evenings start to cool down. First, give them a thorough spray with insecticidal soap so that there are no unwanted hitchhikers coming into your home.
    • With cool nights and hoped for fall rains, it’s the ideal time for lawn repair. Dig out weeds, add clean, weed-free topsoil and re-seed. Keep the planted area moist.
    • Fertilize lawns with root-building “Fall Fertilizer” with a low first number (Nitrogen) and high second and third numbers (Phosphorus & Potash).
    • Don’t use the lawn fertilizer you have left over from the spring, probably with a high first number (Nitrogen). Save it for early next spring.
    • It’s been first, a dry summer, with more recently, lots of rain, but deep down it is probably still dry. Dig a little test hole, say 14”-16” deep. Check the moisture levels at that depth. If the bottom of the hole is dry, water your gardens weekly and deeply until frost. Buy and put a soaker end on your hose and put it in the middle of your relatively flat garden beds and let the water seep in..

    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • August 01, 2022 12:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month.

    Taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar
    by John Hethrington
    Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    August 2022 Garden Tips:

    • It has been maybe the driest June on record. You need to water often and more importantly water deeply and slowly so it works into the soil.
    • Top up your much. Keep it at least 2 inches deep. It works to suppress weeds, keeps the soil cool and damp and retains the rain we get.
    • Sow vegetable seeds again for a fall harvest e.g. spinach and some varieties of lettuce.
    • Tidy up plants and shrubs with a little judicious pruning, but early in the month.
    • Stake tall perennials against the wind.
    • Cut your grass at least 2’’ high to combat drying out. Water well when needed, or when it is allowed.
    • Check out bulb catalogues and order before they are all sold out from BBC, try (www.botanus.com) for lots of unique varieties.
    • Order spring flowering bulbs now for planting in October.
    • Fill in any gaps in your flower garden with fall-flowering perennials, like mums and asters.
    • Start drying flowers and herbs. Pick your lavender now for drying.
    • Start to divide daylilies, iris and peonies later in the month.
    • Collect seeds that have matured but not yet fallen from the seed head. Plants like poppies. Once they have completely dried, store them in air tight containers in a cool location or sprinkle them around your garden for colour next summer.
    • Take a hard look at your garden and decide where there are empty spaces for new plants this fall. Identify any plants that have not performed well and plan to replace them with a fall planting program of shrubs and perennials.
    • Early Fall is a great time to sow grass seed and plant perennials, trees and shrubs. You’ll get a big jump on next Spring!
    • Look for the Grey County Master Gardener fall plant sale in the morning on September 10 on the grass at Heritage Plaza in Owen Sound with lots of unique and unusual plants for sale.

    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • July 01, 2022 4:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month.

    Taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar
    by John Hethrington
    Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    Come to the Frog Hollow Garden Tour of the many different gardens on Saturday, July 30 10am - 4 pm. (Rain Day, Mon Aug 1, 10 am - 4 pm). Proceeds to St. George’s, the Anglican Parish of the Blue Mountains. Click on the poster to the right, for more information!

    Pre-purchase your $20 timed entry tickets on line at www.froghollowgardentour.ca to see our 2½ acre Frog Hollow Gardens. It’s a safe, self-guided tour, with a detailed map and descriptions of the gardens. Refreshments will be served on the deck.

    July 2022 Garden Tips:

    • Watch for the Japanese beetle on your Asiatic Lilies, Roses, Rose of Sharon, Dahlias, Hollyhocks, and numerous other plants. Handpicking and squeezing, combined with a beetle trap, are the most efficient way to limit these ravaging critters. Luckily, the little red devils don’t eat Day Lilies (Hemerocallis)
    • Watch for earwigs and Gypsy moth caterpillars. Spray plants with a 40:1 mixture of water and dish soap.
    • Ants are also a problem. The ant powder does not seem to work for me. Maybe the ants didn’t read the instructions to take it back to their nest.
    • Trim evergreens, cedar hedges, etc., NOW as needed, not later in the summer.
    • Stake straggly annuals and perennials, or pinch them back to promote new growth and make them bushy.
    • Raise lawn mower blades for summer mowing. Grass should be at least 5 - 7.5 cm (2 to 3 inches) high to stay healthy and weed free.
    • Prune spring flowering shrubs like Forsythia and Spirea after blooming, If you really want to be picky, remove individual spent lilac blooms.
    • Water flower beds deeply and try a second round of weeding. Add mulch again to keep the weeds at bay.
    • Mulch your tomato plants. When a ripe tomato drops, it won’t split or get muddy. Mulch holds moisture too!
    • Thin, hoe, weed and water vegetables as required. (This is why I stick to flowers)
    • Water lawns and beds as deeply as you can. WE have had a fairly wet spring, but the hot summer day will dry out your lawn fast.
    • Tackle weeds now before they go to seed. Save yourself from weeding their offspring next year.
    • Stake tall perennials that may be weakened by too rapid growth.
    • Turn compost regularly and check the moisture level - not too wet, not too dry,- like Goldilocks, just right. 

    A big thank you to everyone who turned out for our Giant Plant Sale at St. George’s, the Anglican Parish for the Blue Mountains, in Clarksburg. You bought over 1,000 donated plants. Thanks to the many plant donors TOO!

    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • May 27, 2022 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month.

    Taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar
    by John Hethrington
    Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    June 2022 Garden Tips:

    • Summer is really here! Lots of sun and rain. Get your annuals planted now. Add a little general-purpose fertilizer and water well.
    • Fertilize perennials, roses, shrubs and vegetables using a balanced fertilizer, not the one for your lawn, it has too much nitrogen. Pull back the mulch (that should already be there) from the perennials. Dig the fertilizer in lightly around each plant and replace the mulch.
    • Start cutting your lawn higher/longer and leave cuttings on the lawn as fertilizer.
    • Prune spring blooming shrubs and trees (lilac, forsythia) after they have flowered.
    • Prune evergreens and hedges now, not later in the summer.
    • Finish removing all daffodil and tulip flower stems. Leave leaves to mature and feed the bulb for next year’s bloom. Add a little bone meal around bulb clumps to promote bulb growth for next year.
    • Stake or cage tomato plants, dahlias, gladiolas, peony plants, etc.
    • Thin vegetable seedlings and plant successive crops. (Plant a second crop as the first is maturing eg. lettuce, spinach, radishes.)
    • Seed flowering cabbage/kale into garden rows for later transplanting.
    • Plant seeds of fast-growing flowers such as cosmos, marigold, calendula, etc.
    • If desired, move houseplants outside to a protected area.
    • Deadhead (cut off) faded blooms on plants such as petunia, rose, verbena, etc. This will promote continuous blooms and bushy plants for the second half of the summer.
    • Weed and water garden beds as needed.
    • Add mulch to suppress weed growth and hold in moisture. At least 2”.
    • Cut back by a third, late bloomers such as mums and asters. This will make them bushier and give them a mounded shape and more blooms in the fall.
    • Turn compost regularly and check moisture level, not too wet, not too dry, just right, like Goldie Locks.
    • Take cuttings of perennials, shrubs, roses, etc. for rooting.
    • Watch for local plant sales like the Giant Plant Sale at St. George’s Anglican Church in Clarksburg, Saturday June 11 2022. It starts at 8 am. Entry by car only. Choose from a wide variety of choice perennials for sun or shade, named Daylilies, raspberry canes and shrubs at really reasonable prices. 599 Garden Club experts will provide advice. Meet your resident Master Gardener at the sale to answer your horticultural questions.

    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • April 30, 2022 4:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month—taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar by John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    May 2022:

    There are lots of things to do in your garden in May, now that Spring is here!

    • If not done already, clean up winter debris in the garden as soon as the soil is dry enough to work. Dig in manure or compost around perennials and shrubs and weed well. An extra hour weeding now will save 3 days later in the summer!! Use a line to cut sharp straight edges for your beds. For curved edges, run hot water through a hose to soften it up and lay out a smooth curve. Watch you don’t chop the hose!
    • Take coloured pictures of your spring bulbs in each of your gardens so you will know where there are any gaps and where the bulbs are when you plant more bulbs in the fall. Save the pictures in a safe place.
    • Plan now to plant early blooming bulbs like snowdrops and crocus in the fall at places close to where you come in and out of the house. It’s nice to be greeted by early signs of spring.
    • Add 3” to 4’” of mulch to flowerbeds and shrubs to conserve moisture and discourage weeds. Shredded cedar bark is best, but expensive. Try 13/Forty Landscape Supply who have 3 types of mulch: Cedar, Pine, Black and Utility, the cheaper kind that I use.
    • Don’t walk on or roll lawns that are still wet and full of water. If you can see your footprint, stay off. It will compact the soil.
    • If your lawn is already compacted, rent an aerator which will dig out small plugs. Let the plugs dry and rake them back into the lawn as a top dressing. Add grass seed to bare patches.
    • When dry, rake lawns vigorously to remove dead grass and thatch.
    • Spread weed-free topsoil on thin patches in your lawn. Apply grass seed, roll and water. Keep seeded areas moist, but don’t flood.
    • If you find moss in your lawn, the soil is too acidic. Apply dolomite lime before a rain. You may need a second application.
    • If you have pots or planters that are very big or deep, put some empty plastic water bottles with lids in the bottom of the pot to take up space the roots will never get to. It makes the planter or pot lighter and easier to move.
    • Prepare containers and pots for planting. Fill with a mixture of compost and potting soil. Add peat moss or better still, coconut coir to retain moisture.
    • Place pots with culinary herbs close to the kitchen door for easy access.
    • Walk around your garden and look for perennials that should be divided, are in the wrong place, or you don’t like any more. Pot them up for spring plant sales at least 3 weeks before the sale. Add compost, not garden soil to the pots. To be really fancy, add a little bone meal to the pot before you put in the plant. Add plant labels with the name (Botanical and/or common), colour, sun exposure, height, bloom time, etc. Water well and keep in the shade. The St. George’s Anglican church annual giant Plant Sale is looking for perennials and offering Income Tax Receipts for donations. The sale is Saturday June 11 on the church grounds in Clarksburg. It starts at 8 am this year!
    • Harden-off seedlings for at least a week before planting outside. Google the last frost date for your area and allow at least 1 week more before planting tender transplants such as annuals and tomatoes; this year, probably into early June.
    • Plant beans now directly into the garden as they germinate quickly and will grow as long as the soil is warm. Maybe mid-May this year.
    • Install peony rings before the plants start to grow.
    • Monitor for the presence of slugs, cutworms, earwigs and tent caterpillars.
    • Control weeds in the lawn by hand pulling. Use nematodes to control grubs, which eat the grass roots, leading to brown patches in the lawn in summer.
    • Prune roses according to type.
    • Deadhead (cut the blooms off) tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs but do not cut or pull out the leaves until they are brown and decayed. They are needed to nourish the bulbs for next year’s bloom.
    • If you have any fritillaries or Asian lilies (day lilies are beetle free), now is the time to watch for the red lily beetle (adult, larva and eggs). So far, removal by hand is the best and only way to reduce this problem.


    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • March 30, 2022 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month—taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar by John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    April 2022:

    Here are the things to do for your garden in April!

    • Make sure you have done everything you were supposed to do on the March Master Gardener's List
    • Do stretch and bend exercises before you start in the garden. I find skiing muscles have nothing to do with gardening muscles. Take it easy. There are a lot of gardening days before the ski season comes again.
    • I hope you had a chance to spread 19-19-19 general purpose fertilizer over the snow on all your flower beds and shrub boarders before the snow disappeared. It melts down through the snow into the ground as the snow goes away. It and other fertilizers are available at the Co-Op in Markdale, at 10% discount for 599 Members. If you missed this step this year, plan for next winter and buy the fertilizer in the fall.
    • While the snow may be gone, it may be back once or twice in April. If it is, you can still spread the triple 19 as long as it does not get on to the emerging plants, as it may burn them.
    • Organize your compost pile for the new season. Start a new one with the top foot of compost from last year’s pile as a base.
    • As the weather warms and the ground dries, prune back perennials and ornamental grasses to 1” to 2” from the ground. Collect the dead material and put it on your new compost pile. Shred it, if you can.
    • Push any plants that the frost has heaved back into place.
    • Prepare garden beds for planting. Dig in compost, and/or manure, and/or other organic material around each plant. Remove any weeds that have come through from last fall. When you have cleaned up the beds, ADD 3” TO 4” OF MULCH to control weeds this summer.
    • Remove rose protection. For Hybrid Teas, prune back to 6” or 8”and apply dormant oil spray before the buds break.
    • Apply dormant oil spray to shrubs like euonymus that may have suffered from scale last year. Do it before the buds break.
    • Prepare your vegetable garden with a good digging. Add compost, if you have it. Mid-month, plant the seeds of cool-weather vegetables like peas, spinach, lettuce, onions, beets. Plant seeds of frost resistant annuals like larkspur, sweet peas and calendulas.
    • When dry, rake your lawn vigorously to remove any thatch; repair damage with weed-free topsoil. Add grass seed to bare spots. Keep moist.
    • Fertilize your lawn with slow-release high nitrogen fertilizer (the first of the 3 numbers on the bag). Slow-release urea costs more, but it’s worth it, as it should last until the fall.
    • Apply crabgrass pre-emergence herbicide to your lawn, if required.
    • When spring finally comes, plant trees, shrubs, perennials and biennials in your garden. No need to wait until May 24th for perennials, that’s for annuals. It may be the first week in June before you can get frost tender annuals safely into the ground.
    • Re-fill your pots and planters with compost. Put empty plastic bottles with tops at the bottom of large pots. You will need less soil and they will be lighter to move. Add slow-release plant food to the top 4 inches.
    • Then plant frost-resistant pansies NOW for a little spring colour.
    • Start mowing your lawn only as needed. Keep it long.
    • Save Saturday June 11th for the St. George’s, Anglican Parish of the Blue Mountains, giant annual Plant Sale on the church grounds. There will be over 1,200 perennials, shrubs and tomato plants to choose from, plus free gardening advice from 599 Garden Club experts.


    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • March 01, 2022 5:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Things to do in your garden this month—taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar by John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario.

    Please contact John for more information!

    March 2022:

    Here are the things to do for your garden in March!
    • Start tuberous begonias & caladiums corms in pots.
    • Plant brassicas (the cabbage family) seeds and hardy annuals for May planting outdoors.
    • Start tomatoes, lettuce and other fast growers from seed in late March to early April.
    • Make a list of spring chores in the order they should be done, if you haven’t already done so.
    • Order summer flowering bulbs. Try www.botanus.com
    • Order/buy seeds for summer planting NOW!
    • Check, repair and sharpen your gardening tools.
    • Apply combination dormant oil spray to fruit trees & pest-prone shrubs when above-freezing weather permits.
    • Bring Spring indoors. Start forcing branches of spring-flowering shrubs like Forsythia.
    • If you can find them, buy narcissus bulbs and grow them in gravel with water.
    • Prune summer-flowering shrubs and vines.
    • Before the snow goes, apply triple-19 agricultural fertilizer liberally over the snow only your flower beds. It’s available at Huron Bay Co-Op in Markdale at $33.38 a bag.
    • When the snow goes, loosen up packed winter mulch and press any perennials that have heaved, back into place.
    • Plan to plant a few bird-attracting, native berry plants and shrubs.
    • If there are any students out there who are Interested in garden work after school this spring and summer, please get in touch with me now. There are lots of jobs available. 


    John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


  • January 30, 2022 10:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Here are the things to do for your garden in February!

    Taken from the Ontario Master Gardener Calendar by John Hethrington, Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario. Please contact John for more information!


    February 2022:

    Here are the things that you should have done before we had all the snow. Just in case we get a mild spell and some rain to wash away the snow, here are a few things you still can do.
    • There is now lots of snow cover. But if we get a February Melt and the snow goes away, mound up all the available snow and any new snow that falls, around tender plants like roses. If you have a few branches left from your Christmas tree, put them over tender plants to catch the snow. It is the freeze/thaw that kills plants, not just the cold. The snow is wonderful insulation!
    • Start planning your garden projects for 2022. Make a list for the Spring, then you will know what you didn’t get done when you check it in June. I have mine done and I am tired already. A garden is never finished! 
    • If you have a few tulip or daffodil bulbs that did not get into the ground last fall, pot them up now, put them in an unheated garage or shed for 6 weeks and bring them inside to bloom.
    •  If you can find a store with narcissus bulbs, buy 5 or 6 and put them in a shallow dish, or a tall narrow glass vase on top of gravel and keep the gravel wet. You should have spring bloom in 3 to 4 weeks. 
    • Start propagating stem cuttings of geraniums, fuchias, etc. by the end of the month. 
    • Plant slow-germinating seeds inside, like impatiens, peppers, eggplants, etc. 
    • As the weather warms, you can start pruning shade trees, fruit trees and shrubs, if you can get to them through the snow. Leave trees that “bleed” like maples and birch until after they have leaves. 
    • Visit local nursery greenhouses to smell the coming of spring. Stop by the Garden Gallery just west of Barrie on Hwy 91 on the way to Angus just to inhale the SPRING. 
    • You can AGAIN forget about the big garden shows like Canada Blooms and the Peterborough Garden show this spring. They have all been cancelled because of COVID. Think Spring 2023.


    John Hethrington
    , Past President, Master Gardeners of Ontario


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