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....
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

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

Darkness, Light, and the Canada Columbine

by Philip Fry Darkness has once again spread over our Province. With 16.8 percent of eligible voters claiming a majority government, the illusions we might...

Natural Succession

by Philip Fry One of the main differences between colonial and habitat gardening is the approach taken to the ecological process of natural succession, the...

Natural Succession, part 2

by Philip Fry Natural succession does not proceed in a straight timeline from a disturbance to a stable climax habitat community, nor does it do...

Species Range and Habitat Reciprocity

by Philip Fry A few days ago, Nick Weissflog, a young friend pursuing environmental studies, came to visit me. Nick is currently doing research on...

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, 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...

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