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November in Rockway Gardens

November is here, and while the days of lush greenery, delicate blossoms and splashing fountains are behind us, there is still much beauty and texture to be found in Rockway Gardens during the later fall months.

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Ways to learn about horticulture

It was about 40 years ago that I began my foray into gardening.
man holding cherry tomatoes on a vine

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2022 Vegetable Harvest at Rockway Gardens

Once again, the Rockway Gardens staff (led by Garden Supervisor, Karin Clemens) have been successful in their initiative to grow edible plants alongside the traditional ornamentals in Rockway's garden beds.
boxes of vegetables that were recently harvested

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Don’t Despair: A Better Summer is on the Way (We Hope)

This past season has presented many challenges for gardeners.
person pouring water onto plants from a green watering can

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What’s in Bloom in October?

At this time of the year, we are frequently asked "what's in bloom".
a close-up of aster flowers in bloom

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Read the Autumn Issue of OHA’s Trillium

Trillium is the quarterly newsletter of the OHA (Ontario Horticultural Association).
A stone garden urn filled with tall grasses and flowers in front of a garden with red flowers and bushes

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Read the OHA Judges Newsletter for September 2022

Each OHA Judges newsletter includes a horticultural article, a design article and a Q&A from the OHA Judges.
Dahlia Linda’s Baby

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Pruning Clematis

The other day, I was cleaning up the garden and the day's project was to prune several Clematis.
clematis vine climbing a brick wall with light purple flowers

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Stinging Nettle

A number of years ago, the City decided to naturalize an area behind our house and ever since we have been introduced to weeds (flowers in the wrong space) that we had previously not seen.
stinging nettle leaves