In this guide, we’re going to take you by the hand and teach you everything you need to know to make growing roses a cinch. We’ll start by diving into the basics of what makes a rose a rose. Then we’ll help you to understand what sort of roses actually exist. Next, you’ll learn which of those roses is right for you and how to grow them so you maximise their potential. To round out the guide, we’ll show you some pictures of some of the world’s best rose gardens and answer as many frequently asked questions as we can get our hands on.
Four-part series in which Carol Klein explores the inner secrets and botanical history of four of our favourite garden plants: the rose, the tulip, the iris and the water lily.
"Though there is no single definitive way to categorize roses, most specialists divide them into three main categories: Wild Roses, Old Garden Roses, and Modern Garden Roses. The latter two groups are subdivided further according to hybrid and lineage." Below we detail each of the main categories, and the classes within them.
MY WORLD OF ORCHIDS
- Colette Theriault -
" Here you will find photographs of my small orchid collection. I've been keeping orchids since 1998 after acquiring a few specimens. I was warned by fellow hobbyists that orchids are addictive."
The Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.
We are working to protect pollinators and their habitat with projects all over the North Am.erica and globally.
We manage various programs that promote pollinator health and provide public and private partners with the tools to get involved.
PLANT SELECTION GUIDE
Kanata’s David Priest has combined his passion for gardening with software skills honed in high-tech to launch a web app with the help of plantswoman Suzanne Patry of Whitehouse Perennials near Almonte.
What are the invasive species threats to trees? This resource discusses some of the biggest tree killers in Canada.
MASTER GARDENERS OF ONTARIO
Master Gardeners (MGs) in the Province of Ontario are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training. With this training and continuing education, Master Gardeners provide expert horticultural advice to the general public.
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all.
We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action. The need has never been more urgent.
COMMUNITY GARDEN NETWORK
Community Gardening Network of Ottawa is an information and resource-sharing network that supports the sustainable development of community gardens within the City.
Originally named the 'National Invasive Species Working Group,' this working group formed as a result of a joint meeting early in 2009 where 10 provinces and two territories voiced the desire to share knowledge across Canadian borders, as invasive species ‘know no boundaries.’
Together, members agreed that a national working group would help build bridges across Canada to work together in the battle against invasive species.
Are you thinking about fixing up your yard or garden? Give back to the environment as you sculpt your own aesthetically pleasing outdoor space. Learn some of the best practices for green landscaping, including tips for specific situations such as living in an urban area without a lot of yard space or growing native plants for your environment.
CANADIAN BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY
The CANADIAN POISONOUS PLANTS INFORMATION SYSTEM presents data on plants that cause poisoning in livestock, pets, and humans. The plants include native, introduced, and cultivated outdoor plants as well as indoor plants that are found in Canada. Some food and herbal plants are also included that may cause potential poisoning problems.
Garden Making inspires and informs home gardeners with useful, practical information you can use in your home garden. We serve expert and beginning gardeners — anyone who really wants to know the what, when and how of gardening.
Nancy DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford, Ct.
The ministry extends practical and financial assistance to farmers to improve their techniques, rehabilitate their land and upgrade their livestock and crops. It supports research and education at agricultural colleges, laboratories, research institutes and universities. The ministry conducts an extensive marketing program for Ontario farm products both domestically and internationally. The Foodland Ontario Program of the ministry aims to increase consumer consumption of Ontario fresh and processed food products. The Ministry has the mandate to encourage rural economic development.
ICanGarden.com began in 1995 by Master Gardener, Donna Dawson, with a view to providing information to gardeners. Since its origin, ICanGarden has grown to include information on over 500 garden clubs, almost 300 public gardens, over 8000 articles from over 150 garden writers, gardening events from around the world, over 1200 links, over 900 suppliers and thousands of forum and member items.
Master Gardeners in the Portland metro area deliver educational programming through 10-Minute University (TM), a program designed to pack research-based information into short presentations. Accompanying handouts have been reviewed by OSU Extension faculty for factual accuracy.
HGTV BASIC LAWNCARE TIPS
To get that perfect lawn you may have to change your mindset, says landscape designer Gary Alan. The basics, he says, are pretty simple: sun, water and fertilizer. Once you get those down, everyone's happy — you and your lawn.
Television, radio and newspaper gardener Mark Cullen presents a searchable library of articles and gardening information and a virtual tour of his own garden.
TORONTO MASTER GARDENERS
Part of an international non-profit community service network, Toronto Master Gardeners are a group of more than 130 trained horticulturists who volunteer their time to provide advice to home gardeners in the Toronto area.
With eighty-eight per cent of Ontario chiropractors reporting that gardening is the most common source of back and neck pain during the warm weather season, the Ontario Chiropractic Association's Plant and Rake Without the Ache public education program is aimed at helping gardeners to avoid the stiff and sore joints, muscle,
neck and back pain that sometimes accompanies
work in the yard.
Burpee Home Gardens presents "Garden Fresh" – an insightful yet fun vegetable gardening guide that answers your questions on everything from what to grow, to how much and when. This companion offers ideas, inspirations, and the support you need to explore – and succeed at – the world of home vegetable gardening.
Ontario Nature is a non-profit organization based in Toronto that promotes the preservation and conservation of natural areas in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was established in 1931 as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, and changed its name in 2004 to
"refresh its image".
Started in 1973, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association (LOHTA) is a vibrant association representing over 2000 horticultural professionals.
NANPS was founded in 1985 by a small group of dedicated conservationists as the Canadian Wildflower Society. As our American membership grew, and acknowledging that plants don't recognize political boundaries, we changed our name to the North American Native Plant Society in 1999.
The OIPC is a non-profit, multi-agency organization founded in April 2007 by a group of individuals and organizational representatives who saw the need for a coordinated provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants.
For over 100 years, the members of the Ontario Horticultural Association have been keeping Ontario beautiful.
"We are working to protect Ontario's rich biodiversity for future generations while we continue to promote economic opportunities and outdoor recreation."
Illustrated on this site are photographs of some common wildflowers that grow in and around the city of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. All flowers illustrated were photographed in their wild setting or habitat in, or close to, the city of Sudbury. Wildflowers photographed at other locations are labeled accordingly.
My goal is to increase the awareness of the types and habitats of wildflowers and some associated plants that grow near the City of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and wildflowers that grow in other localities in northern Ontario, Canada.
Plant Paradise Country Gardens is an award winning botanical garden & organic perennial nursery on 24 scenic acres in Caledon. With spectacular plant combinations for sun & shade, the gardens showcase the vast selection of fascinating perennials we grow and sell in our on-site nursery & garden centre. The botanical gardens demonstrate how you can have a beautiful garden without pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
is widely regarded as a pioneering innovator in introducing international vegetables, flowers and herbs to home gardeners and gourmet restaurants. She founded Shepherd's Garden Seeds in 1985 (later selling the company) and established Renee's Garden to do what she likes best - searching out the very best seeds from around the world, testing them in her own gardens, cooking and developing recipes around their unique characteristics, and sharing them with other gardeners.
NORTHERN ONTARIO PLANT DATABASE
The Northern Ontario Plant Database (NOPD) is a website that provides free public access to records of herbarium specimens housed in northern Ontario educational and government institutions.
The goal of the NOPD is to provide up-to-date and accurate information on the flora of northern Ontario.
The Northern Ontario Database project was developed by and is managed by Susan J. Meades, a field botanist and adjunct professor (now retired) at Algoma University College. Administration is handled through the Upper Lakes Environmental Research Network (ULERN).
CTV GARDENING VIDEOS
CTV has archived a collection of Mark Cullen gardening segments from Canada AM for gardening enthusiasts.
You don't need a degree in horticulture or even a green thumb to learn how to landscape your yard. What you do need is patience and a little bit of inspiration. Nationally known garden designer and author Jon Carloftis breaks it down for gardeners of every skill level.
Richters has been growing and selling herbs since 1969. Our first catalogue dedicated to herbs came out in 1970. We have lived, worked and breathed herbs ever since.
View their gardening videos a the link below:
You can buy ready-made, organic compost to get a jump start. But it’s easy and inexpensive to make your own with the right materials and good equipment.