This year's "Secret Gardens of Oakville" garden tour organized by the Oakville Horticultural Society (OHS) will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Come and see 10 garden oases that are not normally open to the public, meet other garden enthusiasts, and get inspired by lots of plant pairing suggestions and garden design ideas.
Tickets are $15.00 each or two for $25.00 and available from the following: Agram Garden Centre: 2018 Dundas Street East Ann’s Flower Boutique:
Even in the smallest of gardens, there is room for stone. Not paving stones, not poured concrete, not interlock pavers, but real and natural stone. Here’s why: stone provides a natural foil that shows off annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees to their best advantage. Stone also provides a sense of history and time, even if your garden is brand new. By definition, all natural stone is tens of thousands of years old. So, it’s always a great idea to incorporate stone into any g
The “May 24 Weekend,” also known as Victoria Day, is officially the start of gardening season in Canada. Seeds are the start of new life. In this spirit, here is a fun read about seeds. Happy gardening! Acorns – Most oak trees don't produce acorns until they are at least 50 years old. Animal dispersal – Mammals, birds and insects are responsible for dispersing more than one-third of seeds. Animals gather seeds for winter food and frequently forget where they stashed them. Har
The annual plant sale of the Oakville Horticultural Society will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Munn’s United Church, 8:30am to 11:30am. This is the plant sale Oakville gardeners wait for! These plants are locally grown and propagated by the Horts Society members, so you know they are proven performers in Oakville’s notorious clay soil. These plants purchases will do well in your garden, too. Don’t know what will do well in your sun or shade garden? Representative
Housing density in the suburbs is increasing and that means more houses closer together and smaller gardens. Because they are so close together, single houses, semi-attached, and townhouses are increasingly shade gardens. Even if you have full sun, chances are you won’t have it for the entire day. The neighbour’s house will block the sun in the front, back or side yard. Here’s the good news: you can have a fabulous and magical garden that thrives in the shade. First, you nee
Compost is a great way to improve the clay soil of new Oakville (north of Upper Middle Road). You can mix about 40% compost to about 60% topsoil; digging it in is easier 24 hours after a good rain. Compost helps to hold moisture in clay soil as well as providing nutrients for plants. Although there is no cost to receive compost, the Halton Region Waste Management Site collects non-perishible food items or cash donations, to local food banks. Peanut butter, Kraft Dinner, ca