Katie Dawson and husband Chris Martin own the Cut and Dried Flower Farm, a family owned greenhouse business located close to Glencairn, Ontario.
Are deer eating your gardens?May 13, 2016
Who me? With a little planning you can design a garden that deer and rabbits may pass over.
Harden off your annualsApr 30, 2016
For the best selection buy early and harden off your annuals at home.
Mulch – Get the low downMar 12, 2016
Shredded bark or wood chip mulches will last longer, but usually have to be topped up every 3 years.
Fall Garden PrepOct 11, 2015
Fall garden tasks – relax, most plants will come through the winter without any special treatment.
Drying flowers and herbsSep 20, 2015
Drying flowers and herbs – Herbs can be crushed and stored, flowers can be left hanging as decoration or used to make dried arrangements.
To Deadhead Perennials or Not?Aug 20, 2015
The general rule is there is no rule, remember they are all perennials and will grow back again next year.
Growing Fruit BushesJul 12, 2015
The benefit of growing fruit bushes (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries etc) as opposed to fruit trees (apple, pear, plum etc) is that they will start to produce fruit soon after planting – in many cases, the same year.
Check your Lilies for Red Lily BeetleJun 29, 2015
The best way to control this nasty pest is to continually scout for the adults, larvae and eggs. Wipe the eggs off with a soapy cloth and drop adults and larvae into a bowl of soapy water.
Spring Garden Clean UpMay 10, 2015
No time like the present to start working in the garden! Use these tips to clean up and get ready for new plants.
Heritage TomatoesApr 8, 2015
Heritage tomatoes are available in a huge range of sizes, shapes and colours and have fantastic flavor.
Ground Cover PerennialsFeb 9, 2015
We are often asked to recommend perennials for ground cover – whether it be sun or shade, so I thought I would list my favourites.
Attracting Butterflies to your GardenJan 15, 2015
It is especially important to have flowers in mid to late summer when most butterflies are active.
Grow your own Avocado plantDec 26, 2014
This is a great project for kids or adults and is fun to do at this time of the year when you can’t get into the garden yet!
Protecting Tender Plants for the WinterNov 12, 2014
Any plant designated a zone 5 or more needs winter protection.
Fall Garden TasksOct 7, 2014
Add a few new bulbs every year. Some multiply well (Daffodils), some die out with time or get eaten by animals (Tulips).
Perennial Garden RenovationSep 16, 2014
Make some spaces for some new plants, and give away extra plants.
Fertilize your annuals!Aug 13, 2014
Keep your plants happy and healthy with soluble fertilizer.