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I’ve potted up any non-winter hardy plant worth saving so I have the option of taking them indoors when frost is expected.
Here in the Okanagan we are entering one of the best gardening seasons of the year.
So often I am asked how to prune hydrangeas and my answer always begins with what type of hydrangea are we dealing with.
‘Pocket planting’ is where a hole is dug a few inches larger than the root ball of the plant…and a little bit of soil is placed in it.
The Kelowna Garden Club was established in 1924, believed to be one of the oldest established clubs of its kind in our province.
I have to tell you they sure know how to put on a show over there in the United Kingdom.
As we drive around the Okanagan at this time of year there is certainly no shortage of colour.
At first, gardening as we know it was reserved for the wealthy…today, people at all levels of economic status garden for fun and food.
Preserve local food at reasonable prices or home grow your food for less to enjoy all winter long.
Fall colours phenomenon happens when the temperature gradually drops…yet doesn’t get to the freezing level.
Preferences change in gardens as the choice in plants blossoms.
Get your spring bulbs in as early as possible to allow for a nice long cool rooting-in period.
In this hectic world, where everything is in fast motion…gardening is still the same medicine it has been for centuries.
This is one of my favourite events of the year when gardeners of all ages share their experiences.
I think some education is needed so folk can still have fun and respect the environment at the same time.
In 2008 Katie came with us on our trip to Seattle…she was quite a celebrity and I know she enjoyed the whole trip.
In the past couple of years I got the “bug” again and dabbled in growing my own seedlings.
British Columbia has a large Christmas tree industry with some grown right here in the Okanagan Valley.
While the magnolias were spectacular this spring, they have been outdone by the dogwoods this year.