Claude Smith

Claude’s Gardening and Landscaping Forum

Dear Claude, Dealing with a bumpy lawn. We have a well-established lawn (20 Years) on a clay soil. The lot is about 12,500sq feet (minus...

Green & Growing?

submitted by Fred Schueler After it was formed by provincial amalgamation of three municipalities, North Grenville burdened itself with the paradoxical motto “Green & Growing,”...
Claude Smith

Claude’s Gardening and Landscaping Forum

Dear Claude, When is the best time to cut back hydrangeas (Annabelle), now or in spring?  Or do you just cut back the old...
Claude Smith

Claude’s Gardening and Landscaping Forum

By Claude Smith Dear Claude, My Pencil Cactus seems, since I brought it in, to be dropping branches. Should I be concerned? From Cactus Mom. This...
Claude Smith

Claude’s Gardening and Landscaping Forum

Coming next month to the North Grenville Times, readers who have questions related to gardening and landscaping will have the opportunity to get advice...

Burn Henry Ford in Effigy Night

submitted by Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History Calendar-bound traditions usually have a macabre holiday on a fixed date in the fall, often enlivened with...

South Mountain Fair and Biodiversity

by Philip Fry The other day, my daughter Rachel brought me to the pigeon display at the South Mountain Fair as a special birthday present....

Common Local Trees are dying due to global warming

William John Langenberg, M.Sc Env. Biol., Former researcher and lecturer at Kemptville College Climate change seems to have a devastating effect on some common local landscape...
The NG Times Newspaper

The benefits of planting trees

We are fortunate to live in an area so abundantly filled with fields and forests of green. One only needs to look around to...

Exploring impacts of vet shortage in rural and remote communities across Ontario

by Ethan Wallace, Director, OFA Rural and remote communities in Ontario are experiencing a shortage of veterinary access. What does this look like? It looks...

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