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Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cultivar, Hybrid - What does it all mean?

Posted by Hilary Mueller on

Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cultivar, Hybrid - What does it all mean?

Even if you’ve been gardening for some time, you may still feel a bit bewildered about some of the language around live plants and even seeds. Look through our 2019 Spring Catalogue and you’ll see words like heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid and cultivar . What does it all mean, you ask? Well, we’re here to clear up any confusion so that you can proceed confidently in the direction of your gardening dreams.

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North American Native Trees: The Pawpaw Tree

Posted by Margaret Hoegg on

North American Native Trees: The Pawpaw Tree

Although threatened by deforestation, the wonderful Pawpaw is making a big comeback.

Pawpaw is found almost exclusively in the wild and is difficult for the average person to find - which gives this tree almost mythical status among growers and foodies. The best way to get a hold of Pawpaw fruit is to grow it yourself - and fortunately it is quite easy to cultivate!

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Our Guide To Season Extension

Posted by Hilary & Christopher Mueller on

Our Guide To Season Extension

Frost dates don’t have to forecast the end of planting or harvesting.

With a rise in food and fuel prices and a shift towards eating more local, seasonal, and organic food, more gardeners are interested in learning how to grow more of their own food.

It is totally possible, even in places with cold, harsh winters, to harvest food in all four seasons!

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Full Sun, Full Heart

Posted by Hilary Mueller on

Full Sun, Full Heart

With this post, I want to celebrate the abundance we've already witnessed this growing season! What treasures have you recieved from your gardens this year?   

 

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Hooray! We're blogging!

Posted by Hilary & Christopher Mueller on

Hooray! We're blogging!

Hooray! We're blogging!

Brace yourselves; there’s big news on the horizon... 

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