Hanbidge on Horticulture

Patricia Hanbidge

Patricia Hanbidge, Hanbidge on Horticulture

Patricia Hanbidge is the owner and principal of the Saskatoon School of Horticulture that was launched in 2005. As principal of SSH, Hanbidge inspires students by her belief in the industry and her dedication to a superior educational environment for the students and colleagues with whom she participates.
Being immersed in the horticulture industry for over 30 years has established Hanbidge as a well-known and respected horticulturist , speaker and consultant. She is the author of nine published books and has hosted a newspaper column for more than 30 years.
To bring a little bit more excitement to the world of horticulture and learning, Patricia organizes and hosts conferences and events from small, intimate gatherings to international conferences. If you are looking for a special occasion in another location, she also is a seasoned guide with the ability to show you a once in a lifetime experience on one of her many hosted holidays. Her most recent hosted holidays featured tours of the most exquisite gardens of England and Italy. It matters little whether Patricia joins you within our own continent or overseas - an enjoyable and exciting experience is guaranteed.

  • Composting: organic matter, moisture, oxygen and bacteria

    Years ago, composting was a word that was relatively unknown. Today, as we make our salads or clean and prepare garden vegetables, we know that throwing out what is not edible is unacceptable. . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 25, 2021

  • Integrated Pest Management a long-term strategy

    Integrated pest management or IPM is an approach to managing pest problems while at the same time minimizing risk and effect on the environment. IPM is a long-term management plan that will prevent. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 18, 2021

  • Does gardening help you live longer?

    Many of the world’s centenarians are gardeners. Is gardening the elixir that helps to keep you to live longer, and even more importantly, live better? It is well known that an outdoor lifestyle . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 11, 2021

  • Growing edibles in containers

    Container gardening is a great art and can even make gardening easier. Anywhere in the landscape containers can have a place. As life evolves we often have less space to garden in and time always . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 7, 2021

  • Container gardening: a flexible art form

    Container gardening is a great art and can even make gardening easier. Anywhere in the landscape containers can have a place. We all cherish beauty in the landscape but convenience is also . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 28, 2021

  • Growing produce: key to healthy living

    Growing your own produce has many advantages. Nutritionists share that we should be adopting a more plant-based diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. Health Canada has published a newer food . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 20, 2021

  • Father's Day in the garden

    As Father's Day is coming up, I thought it might be fun to write about gardening and men (specifically fathers). As I do with all writing, a bit of time was spent on searching what else is out . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 13, 2021

  • Growing heirloom tomatoes

    So far, our spring on the prairies has been all about a mixture of everything. What is the summer going to bring? We don’t know. Unfortunately, like farming, gardening is all about making the best . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 30, 2021

  • Balance - how biologicals work

    The balance of nature is achieved when all that is part of the environment is in balance. The upper and lower limits of populations are mitigated by a complex combination of factors that affect . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 23, 2021

  • Biological fly control a multi-pronged approach

    There has been such a tremendous response to my recent article on biologicals and particularly in fly control that I thought it necessary to share the following article. For any type of biological . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 16, 2021

  • Biologicals – are they a good option for you?

    It seems that with each year that passes, I am writing more and more on alternative strategies for controls to use in your home garden. Now it is finally warm enough for insect action, I wanted to . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 9, 2021

  • Time to go green with early spring lawn care

    Spring is wonderful, as the sun rises earlier each day and the birds welcome us to the day even before the sun comes up. However, the spring weather is far from stable so we need to choose our . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 2, 2021

  • Bee nucs: shop locally for best results

    The last couple of weeks our columns have been all about bees – solitary bees and then last week a bit about honey bees. Remember that bees are important pollinators for many of our plants and if . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeApril 25, 2021

  • Bee engaged: create a bee-friendly environment

    Bees are an important aspect of our ecosystems. We know that we need to improve the conditions for bees, which in turn improves the conditions for survival of people. In Saskatchewan, many of our . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeApril 18, 2021

  • Solitary bees important polinators

    There are more 350 species of solitary bees in Saskatchewan and they are important pollinators of many plants and crops that rely on these insects for pollination. These bees do not live in hives . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeApril 11, 2021

  • Snow mold bad news for lawns and allergy sufferers

    When we go into Awinter with a heavy snowfall before the ground is fully frozen, we expect to see more snow mold in the early spring. Snow mold is a fungal condition that affects lawn or turf areas. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeApril 4, 2021

  • Easter lily a symbol of purity and grace

    As we approach Easter, the characteristic symbol of the Easter lily begins to grace shops and homes. We have long associated this plant with spring and the Easter season. Liliumlongiflorum, the . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMarch 28, 2021

  • Quest for the ‘true’ shamrock spans centuries

    If you have Irish roots, then you might be familiar with a bit about the lore surrounding St. Patrick’s Day. The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick was not really Irish at all but born in Wales. . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMarch 14, 2021

  • Limber up and let’s get gardening

    Sometimes it seems that winters are long. This winter, with the cold weather that lasted a month and with no chance of taking off for warmer climates, might have been a long one for many. However, . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMarch 7, 2021

  • Begonias: easy to grow and attractive

    This article was inspired by a selection of begonia bulbs observed Iat my favourite supply store – Early’s Farm and Garden in Saskatoon. After a month of extremely cold weather, it was a welcome . . .

    February 28, 2021

  • Several factors make African violets ‘perfect’ houseplants

    Most gardeners are hopelessly addicted to seeing if “it will grow.” Even better if there is variety in what you are attempting to grow. The “perfect houseplant” is available in many bloom colours . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeFebruary 21, 2021

  • Caring for your Valentine’s Day flowers

    The most popular day to give flowers is without a doubt on Valentine’s Day. It is one of the busiest days for florists, candy shops, lingerie shops and restaurants. It is “expected” to give and . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeFebruary 14, 2021

  • Armchair gardening; a prairie winter diversion

    This is the perfect time of year to become an armchair gardener. There is enough snow outside that not much can actually be done, so there is time to sit and read, cover to cover, each seed . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeFebruary 7, 2021

  • Butterfly-friendly gardens an invitation to visit or stay

    Are you happy it is again time to consider purchasing seeds for growing your garden this year? Have you thought about growing something that will lure some interesting critters into your space, so . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJanuary 25, 2021

  • Mandevilla vines not hardy, but can be over wintered

    Mandevillas are a genus (and the common name) of a vine that is tropical or subtropical in origin. It was first described as a genus in 1840 and is commonly called rocktrumpet. The genus was named . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJanuary 17, 2021

  • A new year: an opportunity to tackle sustainable development

    The beginning of a new year should be a time of reflection. How was the last year and what might the new year bring? Have you taken the time in your life to “stop and smell the roses’ and enjoy the. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJanuary 7, 2021

  • Holly significant in many religions

    The Ilex, or holly, is a genus that is widespread throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world. It includes species of trees, shrubs and climbers, some with evergreen and some with. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 27, 2020

  • Growing trees for the Christmas tree market

    Buy Local, Buy Real are a couple of slogans you may have noticed if you are looking for a real Christmas tree to grace your home this holiday season. I am a fan of the "real" thing. . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 13, 2020

  • Choosing a Christmas tree

    December is here .In spite of the parameters surrounding COVID-19 and staying safe, a positive and safe activity is decorating your home for the holiday season. I am happy to say that once again my. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 6, 2020

  • The magic of trees

    “There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”‑‑ Minnie Aurmonier. It is the trees in the landscape that make the garden. They provide a . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 29, 2020

  • Does snow make you happy?

    What a mammoth storm we had across the prairies. For those of us who watch the weather radar maps, our latest blizzard was interesting. Early on, the storm showed the weather pattern to reach from . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 15, 2020

  • Lest we forget ...

    Thank you to all of you who wear a poppy on their lapel beginning in November. The significance of the poppy can be traced back to the early 19thcentury, during the Napoleonic Wars when the first . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 8, 2020

  • Cloning another method of starting herbs

    Last week the focus was about growing herbs indoors. I wrote about how great (and necessary) it was to continue to garden indoors and about the supplemental lighting that is necessary to grow our . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 1, 2020

  • Growing herbs indoors, savoury flavouring a snip away

    One of the first things to miss when the garden is finished is the ability to just slip outside to get some fresh herbs. Traditionally called a kitchen garden, this is the garden that ideally is . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 25, 2020

  • Growing sprouts an easy way to add variety to winter

    As fall moves into winter, it is a great idea to grow something inside that is easy, economical and, of course, edible. Now that it is a bit chilly to enjoy being outside for long periods of time, . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 20, 2020

  • Fall care of the borders

    Autumn is a lovely time of year. The air has a crispness to it and the colours are usually spectacular. Our chores in the garden change a little bit as freezing temperatures convince hardy plants, . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeSeptember 20, 2020

  • Harvesting the garden

    This has been a very interesting summer from the garden perspective. We had every type of weather ‑‑ cool periods, a bit of hot weather, drought and now we are getting rain. I am not sure what . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeSeptember 4, 2020

  • Fall bloom in the garden

    As fall rolls around, we often see less colour in the garden. Often gardeners are taking a break from the summer chores and focusing on the harvest of vegetables and other more autumn-like chores. . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeAugust 28, 2020

  • The red lily leaf beetle: a devastating creature

    For those of us who love to grow lilies there is a huge threat for all of us. The red lily leaf beetle or scarlet lily leaf beetle (Liliocerislilii) is an invasive beetle that may be in your . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeAugust 24, 2020

  • Saving seeds from your favourite plants

    Due to the timeliness of this subject, we have been focused on how to save your own seeds. We have covered some technical points such as basic pollination, flower type and a bit about the . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeAugust 21, 2020

  • Saving seeds can be empowering

    Last week we talked about some basic background knowledge of pollination and flower types. This week, we will get into a bit more about the genetics, and in subsequent articles will focus on . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeAugust 5, 2020

  • There is a science to saving seeds

    The ancient practice of saving seeds has, in recent years, become a feasible and, in some cases, encouraged practice. There is a science to saving seeds; one that requires patience, vigilance . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 29, 2020

  • Mosses and mushrooms

    The mushrooms that seem to magically appear almost overnight in our lawns are the fruiting bodies of a fungus. Fungi cannot manufacture their own food and must obtain it from an external source. In. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 19, 2020

  • Wide array of maples for all landscapes

    The column last week had a focus on maple trees spurred on by Canada’s birthday July 1. This week the subject matter will also focus on other types of maple trees that you might like to learn about. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 5, 2020

  • More than 100 species of maples around the world

    Each year we celebrate our great country of Canada and it seems only fitting to focus on the maple trees for this column as our flag proudly displays a maple leaf. On Feb. 15, 1965, Queen . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 29, 2020

  • Attract hummers with bright colours, tubular shapes

    Last week we introduced the topic of hummingbirds. This week our column continues with this theme and more specific guidance on what gardeners can plant to attract and entice these little beauties . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 21, 2020

  • How to invite magical birds to visit your yard

    Legends say hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 14, 2020

  • Prairie cherries beg to be shared

    Prairie cherries (dwarf sour cherries) are one of my favourite fruits to grow. The shrubs are spectacular in bloom and even more enticing when the fruit is ripening. Needless to say, they have . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 1, 2020

  • Mother’s Day, fill it with colour

    A very special day falls on the second Sunday of May. This day is a celebration that honours the mother. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 10, 2020

  • Fiddlehead season is here in some places

    Spring is officially here from the perspective of the calendar, but in reality it is not evident this year where I am located. Last year at this time, it was a different story, with the crocuses . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeApril 15, 2020

  • Importance of growing food

    Every year that we live brings us new happenings. In January of 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMarch 22, 2020

  • Growing Cattleya Orchids

    The last two weeks were articles about orchids. This week, the orchid we are featuring is the Cattleya orchid. This is the orchid that comes to mind for most people when they envision an orchid. . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeFebruary 11, 2020

  • Growing orchids can be addicting

    This week we are talking orchids for a couple of reasons. One of my favourite people in the world recently passed. Among other things, she was an orchid addict and over her lifetime grew hundreds, . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeFebruary 9, 2020

  • Permaculture

    It’s a new year, a new decade, so lets share some thoughts on ways to become more sustainable — permaculture for example. It was in the 1970s that this term was coined and simply means permanent . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeFebruary 2, 2020

  • Holiday plants can dress up our indoors

    During the holiday season we adorn our homes with beautiful living plants. What a wonderful way to help winter become more bearable. After all, when it is -40 C outside, what better thing to do . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 11, 2019

  • Forcing Bulbs for Winter

    One way to ensure that your winter on the prairies is more enjoyable is to pot up a selection of spring bulbs to be enjoyed inside while the temperatures drop dismally outside. This is an annual . . .

    November 8, 2019

  • The sex life of the Christmas Tree

    Just when you thought you had the whole reproduction thing worked out, you have the opportunity to learn about “ancient tree sex” in Christmas trees no less! How is that for a different spin on the. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 20, 2018

  • Horticulture Therapy - Part II

    The column last week was focused on introducing you to the wonders of horticulture therapy. If you missed that column then it is important for you to know that horticulture therapy is the formal . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 16, 2018

  • Horticultural Therapy - Part I

    Horticulture therapy is a formal practice that promotes a natural sense of wellness. The focus is on goal centered activities with defined outcomes that encourages participants to engage in the . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 6, 2018

  • Orchid Cactus

    At this time of year, we enjoy anything that blooms. When it is cold outside we all need to add some colour to our daily lives. It is a good philosophy to grow houseplants that are easy keepers, . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 3, 2018

  • Manitoba maple a great climbing tree

    Maple trees belong to the genus Acer and there are more than 100 species of maples around the world.. The Striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum) is an understory tree that is distinct because of its . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 14, 2018

  • One hundred species of maple

    The trees are the most amazing part of every landscape!. When we have the good fortune to travel to other places, it is the trees which are most noticeable and which often bring the largest smiles.. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 7, 2018

  • Horticulture and Halloween

    Halloween and horticulture are forever linked. For gardeners, this time of year usually means the last opportunity to water in our favourite trees and shrubs before winter sets in. It also means . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 2, 2018

  • African violets, easy to grow and propogate

    Most gardeners are hopelessly addicted to seeing if “it will grow.” It’s even better if there is variety in what you are attempting to grow. The "perfect houseplant" is available in many . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 24, 2018

  • Growing herbs indoors

    It is amazing that already I have sowed the seeds of sanity in my home! Yes, even though winter is not officially here, some time over the weekend was spent happily seeding the chosen herbs for my . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 17, 2018

  • Thanksgiving: much to be thankful for

    For many of us, Thanksgiving involves getting together with folks we enjoy and eating a lot of food. In Canada it is timely as we have usually just finished or are in the process of finishing the . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 11, 2018

  • Growing sprouts

    As fall moves into winter, gardeners are itching to keep that itch going in spite of the weather. Usually the solution to scratching that itch is growing something that is useful and usually edible. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 6, 2018

  • Exploring the boreal forest

    The boreal forest is a beautiful piece of our country and is central to our natural environment, history, culture and economy. Canada respects the boreal forest in many ways: by setting aside . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 3, 2018

  • Frost in autumn

    There is fall in the air on the prairies. Even though the daytime temperatures are often still warm, at night our temperatures are dipping low enough to stop growth in hot crops like tomatoes and . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeSeptember 21, 2018

  • Spring flowering bulbs

    Last week the column was all about lifting and storing summer flowering bulbs. This week the job of planting spring flowering bulbs who are also very hardy in our climatic zones will be featured. . . .

    August 31, 2018

  • Storing tender summer bulbs

    August in the garden is truly spectacular. If you are a lover of tender or summer flowering bulbs then you can join me in the bittersweet joy of August. Along with all the other showy annuals we . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeAugust 27, 2018

  • Harvesting the garden in August

    This has been an interesting summer from the garden perspective. Winter weather ensured our apple harvest was non-existent. We did not have a single blossom this spring, which in turn means no . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeAugust 14, 2018

  • Pitcher plant is mysterious

    If you are a regular reader of this column then you know that the School of Horticulture was involved in the landscaping of the brand new mini golf course in Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 31, 2018

  • Exotic toxic plants

    Travelling to different places in the world is not only exciting but educational. As a horticulturist, I am fascinated by the trees, shrubs, perennials and insects that can be enjoyed when away . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 17, 2018

  • Controlling algae in ponds

    Water in a landscape makes the ordinary extraordinary! Somehow water finishes off the lovely ambiance we have in our outdoor living spaces. However, this time of year the crystal clear ponds are . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 11, 2018

  • Made in Canada

    Once again we are wishing Canada a very happy birthday on July 1. We especially wish to reinforce how great it is to be living in Canada by growing special plants that help us further appreciate . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJuly 1, 2018

  • Waskesiu mini golf has a boreal forest theme

    In the heart of the one of our most beautiful areas of Saskatchewan in the Prince Albert National Park is Waskesiu Lake. In the Cree language, Waskesiu means “red deer” or elk. On the eastern shore. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 22, 2018

  • Beneficial bugs, a boon in the garden

    Now summer is almost officially upon us, and most days there is more warmth in the air, there is also evidence of many bug-like critters enjoying the sun. The world of insects is fascinating, as,. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 19, 2018

  • Garden Days are almost here

    Garden Days are fast approaching. It is the annual celebration of Canada’s garden culture, which, as of this year, also includes Saskatchewan. As the provincial spokesperson, it has been a busy . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 12, 2018

  • Garden Days are almost here

    Garden Days are fast approaching. It is the annual celebration of Canada’s garden culture, which, as of this year, also includes Saskatchewan. As the provincial spokesperson, it has been a busy . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 12, 2018

  • Growing your own organic food

    There are more and more people who are wishing to grow their own food and make our world a more sustainable place to live. The wish to produce our own food without pesticides has increased the . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJune 11, 2018

  • It is truly spring when the prairie crocus blooms

    It is truly spring when we can go on a crocus hunt! If you have not yet gone to see our native prairie crocus (Anemone patens) then you need to begin this age-old spring ritual. You will need to . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 15, 2018

  • Using native plants in the landscape

    Native species have the advantage of thousands of years of adaptation to local prairie conditions. By natural selection these plants have evolved a variety of mechanisms to cope with literally . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 11, 2018

  • Garden Days 2018 an opportunity to grow

    Mark your calendars now for June 16 to 24 and help celebrate Garden Days in your community. You may now be asking, "What is Garden Days?" It is an annual celebration of Canada's garden . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMay 1, 2018

  • Earthworms – good or bad?

    Are earthworms good for your garden? Many gardeners believe that earthworms are a benefit while those who garden in a very heavy clay soil would be quick to disagree. There are many studies that. . .

    Patricia HanbidgeApril 15, 2017

  • Growing vegetables in containers

    Regardless of how little space you have it is still possible to garden. Even if you only have a small balcony, you can still enjoy eating fresh vegetables grown in containers. Who doesn’t love . . .

    Ruthanne HanbidgeMarch 27, 2017

  • Begonias brighten the indoor landscape

    Houseplants are essential to a quality of life many of us demand. Begonias have been around since Victorian times, and have long been a favourite. They are actually native to South America, and . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMarch 20, 2017

  • Grow something green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

    Once again it is March and our weather is colder than it was in February! Perhaps as this is the month where we all are Irish, there are some shenanigans going on, perhaps initiated by the little . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMarch 9, 2017

  • Begonias brighten the indoor landscape

    Houseplants are essential to a quality of life many of us demand. Begonias have been around since Victorian times, and have long been a favourite. They are actually native to South America, and . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMarch 8, 2017

  • The exotic and the dangerous of the southern Caribbean

    Travelling to different places in the world is not only exciting, but educational. The Caribbean region is noted for displaying diverse vegetation. This region includes the islands of the Bahamas . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeMarch 5, 2017

  • Floral design for life

    Working with fresh flowers brings something special to our lives. The art of floral design is a proud form of art that has been around for thousands of years. The diversity of style is amazing and . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeFebruary 4, 2017

  • Add edible flowers to the menu

    Winter on the prairies can be long, cold and dreary. It is nice to do something to make the year extra special. Why not brighten up your day – and you diet and eat some flowers? They brighten up . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeFebruary 3, 2017

  • AAS winners for 2017

    All America Selections is a non-profit trailing organization for plants that demonstrate great performance in the garden throughout North America. When you purchase an AAS Winner, you know that it . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeJanuary 12, 2017

  • New David Austin rose releases

    There are two new David Austin Roses to be released in spring of 2017. Both of these roses are products of a 20-year breeding program that is achieving amazing levels of beauty, fragrance, free . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeDecember 31, 2016

  • Poinsettias brighten the season

    As the holiday season approaches, the garden centres and other retail outlets are ablaze with holiday plants. The most traditional holiday plant is, of course, the poinsettia. These amazing plants . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 25, 2016

  • Amber – a fossil we can wear

    Amber is a wonderful jewelry for gardeners and stewards of the Earth! It is that beautiful warm-looking golden-coloured almost-living jewelry. It is actually ancient plant resin that has . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 21, 2016

  • History of herbalism

    The prairies are a unique place. The plants that are indigenous to the prairie region are also unique. They have played a special role in the history of this region. Originally, with the native . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 14, 2016

  • History of herbalism

    The prairies are a unique place. The plants that are indigenous to the prairie region are also unique. They have played a special role in the history of this region. Originally, with the native . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeNovember 5, 2016

  • Horticulture and Hallowe’en

    We never know if Hallowe'en will find us covered in snow, but this year I guess we will certainly have at least some of that white stuff around. Alas, the respite from an early snowfall is likely . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 24, 2016

  • Designing a show-stopping spring bulb display

    There is something wonderful about planting spring flowering bulbs. It somehow makes the thought of winter arriving just a little bit more palatable. Read on for some design tips to ensure your . . .

    Patricia HanbidgeOctober 15, 2016

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