How to Store Seeds From Native Plants
Have you ever wondered how to store seeds from your favorite native plants? Every summer, I work on reforestation projects as a tree planter in the boreal forest. While on the job, I love to look...
How to Propagate Lonicera from Cuttings, Layering, or Seeds
Propagating Lonicera, commonly known as honeysuckle, is an excellent way to expand your garden without breaking the bank. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting, propagating through stem cuttings or seed sowing is a...
How to Propagate Viburnum from Stem Cuttings or Sowing Seeds
If you're looking to expand your garden or simply propagate your viburnum plants, you might consider multiplying them by rooting stem cuttings or sowing seeds. Both methods are effective and relatively easy, and can save...
Clay Soil: What it’s Made of & How to Plant in It
Clay soil is a tricky soil type to work with before you become familiar with it. It's hard to dig in, the drainage is almost non-existent and it's so packed it sometimes you doubt your plants...
Shrimp Compost: What it’s Good For & When to Use It
"Where's the shrimp compost?" The famous question! Every year before the tree planting season starts, I work as a horticulturist in a garden center in Montreal. At this point of the year (April to May), the plants...
Peat Moss: What it’s Made of & What it’s Good For
Every year, before the tree planting season kicks off, I work as a horticulturist at a garden center in Montreal. At this point of the year (late April to May), the plants have barely come...