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TAG : Lynsey Sable

Growing Sunflowers for Efficiency and Elegance

There’s hardly a flower that can hit you in the face with more happy, hi, nice to see ya! than a sunflower. And as far as cuts go, what a sad state the late summer cutting garden would be in without them. As a garden companion, Helianthus annuus will not play well with others thanks to ...

Your Very Own Pussywillows

If you went to the Niverville Home and Garden Show in southeastern Manitoba today, you would have found me there, clutching old issues of The Prairie Garden and asking every Master Gardener I came across the same question: “So my fancy willows I ordered are locked at the post office for the ...

My Favourite Native Cut Flowers (Right Now)

Truth: my favourite things to grow for cuts are native perennial wild flowers and grasses.After a windstorm destroyed our property in 2010, I’ve watched a prairie of Big Bluestem, Canada Wild Rye, and soooo many other interesting grasses and flowers spring up from the latent seed bank to ...

Best Plants for Dried Arrangements

I'm completely biased by my northern latitude when I say, yes, yes, we all need more dried flowers!I'm also being a bit of a hipster when I say it too, because I believe that dried flowers are coming back in style. (To be fair, as an eighties child, dried florals have never left me).Speaking of ...

Mother Earth Gardener

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