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Plant Care

Get the Most from your Perennials

Get the Most from your Perennials

Early Summer Maintenance Tips Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’, Salvia ‘East Friesland’, and Achillea ’Moonshine’ will all repeat bloom if deadheaded. Photo and post by Gwen Steele, co-founder of OXA With the unusually wet, cool spring, plants have flourished and bloomed...

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Lavender

Lavender

Article and Photo by Gwen Steele– Photo: The fragrant pathway border of Lavender ‘Grosso’ provides an invitation to rest and enjoy the Centennial Garden off Richter Street at St. Michael’s Cathedral. Three blooming feather reed grass (Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’)...

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Planting Tips

Planting Tips

Article by Gwen Steele– The following is information I put together years ago for my nursery customers and now use for my classes. With the hot, dry springs we have these days, it’s more important than ever to follow good planting procedures to ensure success. If you...

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Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses

The following is an excerpt from the Blue Stem website. This site was put together by Jim Brockmeyer and Muriel Neale as part of a nursery business they were running in Christina Lake, BC. Both have now retired, but their excellent website lives on with funding for...

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