Anna Gorman

Signs of spring, summer (and smoking!) in the Depave Garden

A tiger swallowtail butterfly flutters along the tops of the newly planted perennials now stretching towards the sky after a long winter’s sleep in the Depave Garden, while a sparrow bounces across the mulched ground searching for last year’s seeds. There is life in the garden and much has been done to keep this special …

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Sean Hurley

Give your garden time, not money

Is something terrible happening to your favourite shrub? Did you make a garden bed last year and everything died? Is your rock-hard soil growing a bumper crop of weeds? It’s natural for keen gardeners to tackle problems head-on. We want to fix them fast before they get any worse. And, like helicopter parents, we want …

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Ailanthus on Trial

LOVIN’ YOUR GARDEN: Murder!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][dropcap style=dc_rounded color=#222222]W[/dropcap]ith a murder charge on the docket, security was tight at Horticultural Court. The usual shrubs on guard duty were joined by a contingent of red cedar trees who parted briefly to allow the accused, Ailanthus altissima, alias “Tree of Heaven” to pass. The stench was awful. Ailanthus moved quickly—too quickly—and put roots …

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