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Derek Yarnell
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A gardener since my first apartment with a balcony I enjoy sharing what I learn via my blog.
A gardener since my first apartment with a balcony I enjoy sharing what I learn via my blog.

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Nature Manitoba Garden Tour 2018
My name is Derek Yarnell and my garden is at 115 Girton. Thank you for supporting Nature Manitoba. I hope you enjoy my gardens and the tour.  The most frequent questions I get from garden visitors are:  "How long have you been here?"  "What was it like when...
Nature Manitoba Garden Tour 2018
Nature Manitoba Garden Tour 2018
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MOON GARDEN UPDATE - spring 2016
Above is the most up to date map of my Moon |Garden, where 99% of the plants are white with the exception of the orange daylilies and the purple hardy geranium, making the bench a great place to sit and take in the garden in the evening. Since the last upda...
MOON GARDEN UPDATE - spring 2016
MOON GARDEN UPDATE - spring 2016
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TRAVELLING GNOME - and our first ever contest winners
  I painted this cute little garden gnome as a fundraiser for the upcoming Winnipeg Home & Garden Show , where it will be auctioned off along with 9 others to raise money for the very worthwhile Winnipeg Harvest  food bank. Given how much we all know gnomes...
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'NATURESCAPING' - good for the environment, good for me
Fort Whyte Alive is an extraordinary space in Winnipeg; originally quarry and clay mine for the Canada Cement Company, the land has been reclaimed and since the 1950s and in the 80s the Fort Whyte Foundation with a focus on environmental education was estab...
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MEXICO VACATION
Each year I am surprised by how green some plants are when they are uncovered by the retreating snow.  I expect them to have withered away and disappeared altogether, but here they are, Campanula and Forget-Me-Nots aplenty, looking somewhat bedraggled but r...
MEXICO VACATION
MEXICO VACATION
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MONET GARDEN UPDATE
One of the main reasons I started blogging was to keep records of my numerous gardens and their myriad plants, still, time can be elusive and here I find myself  2 years since my last updated map of the west-facing 'Monet Garden' in the front yard of our zo...
MONET GARDEN UPDATE
MONET GARDEN UPDATE
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2 YEAR MOVE - rose of sharon
Some landscaping requires longer term planning, in this particular case a two year move but three or more years before the desired look could be achieved.  Good thing perennial gardeners have patience. Both a blue and pink Rose of Sharon graced our back yar...
2 YEAR MOVE - rose of sharon
2 YEAR MOVE - rose of sharon
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NEEDLE MULCH
Last summer I began to use the needles from our large Spruce trees as mulch.   Aesthetically I like the natural look (once the plants fill out one cannot see the the garden floor in any case) and functionally this reliable source says not to worry about aci...
NEEDLE MULCH
NEEDLE MULCH
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END OF THE MONTH VIEW - october
   This year we are having a relatively mild transition to winter here in zone 3 and there are still some blooms in the garden although it may not appear so at first glance. Bi-coloured Rudbeckia. The last of the Mums. This pansy was one of the first things...
END OF THE MONTH VIEW - october
END OF THE MONTH VIEW - october
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GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM DAY - october
Even the back lanes in my neighbourhood look inviting at this time of year.  Not a bad view from my front lawn, eh?  Despite the time of year there are still some pockets of colour  up here in zone 3 with Rudbeckia and Salvia. The Echinops seed heads retain...
GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM DAY - october
GARDEN BLOGGERS BLOOM DAY - october
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