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The Fall Walk Around

Fall Garden at Sensible Gardening and Living

Like it or not, the cooler temperatures of fall have taken their toll on the garden. The season has definetly changed and with it comes the glorious autumn colours. The best colour change I’ve ever seen was on a trip through eastern Canada and the US one fall years ago. Since our natural flora is one more of pines and…

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Best Spring Shrub – Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’

Viburnum M. growing at Sensible Gardening and Living

Spring is definitely flowering shrub power time but one of my all time favorites is Viburnum Mariesii. Several different cultivars of Viburnum are available with the most common known probably being the “Snowball” bush. As lovely as they all are nothing beats Mariesii for form and shape. With its distinctive layered, tiered branches there is no mistaking it. “Shasta” is…

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Snow..Now You See It..Now You Don’t

Squirrel tracks in snow at Sensible Gardening and Living

The other morning we awoke to our first sprinkling of the white stuff. Far to early for our normal predictions and only lasted a few hours, but how quickly it can change the garden scene and the gardener’s attitude. Is this a Dwarf Mugo Pine ( Pinus mugo pumilio ) in flower? No, of course it isn’t but it looks…

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