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Lorraine Syratt
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For Canadian rose growers, here's an updated list of mail-order rose nurseries for 2017

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Garden Inspiration for Your Children
Our little world is changing. People are giving over their front lawns to growing veggies and herbs. Gardeners everywhere are thinking about growing for the future and doing it organically. If a child learns about gardening at a young age, she will have a h...

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My Rosa Multiflora Sport
The original Rosa multiflora Rosa multiflora isn't considered invasive in Canada and it's a strong favorite in my Canadian garden. I love it for its scent, vigor, beauty and ease of propagation which is the very reason it's unappreciated in the United State...

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Rustic Inspiration for Your Garden: Twig Projects
Put your garden in a forest using rustic and twiggy arbors, arches, gazebos, fences and gates. The wood used is primarily found, although it helps if you have it on your land or at least free access to it. These images inspire. Lovely arbor walk  Beautiful ...

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Armchair Gardening with the Best Garden Writers: Vita Sackville-West, Thalasso Cruso and Eleanor Perenyi
  The author's garden in winter. Copyright L. Syratt 2013 When winter is in its full glory, all a gardener can see of her garden is the skeletal shapes of plants poking up through a blanket of snow. Gardening is out of the question. But reading a good book ...

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The Garden Teaches Patience
Regale Lily Photo Taken in a year the chipmunks didn't eat the three buds. Copyright Lorraine Syratt  I am a very impatient person with some things, a trait inherited from my dear father who is gone from us now. And like my father, I have no qualms about pl...

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The Garden Teaches Patience
Regale Lily Photo Taken in a year the chipmunks didn't eat the three buds. Copyright Lorraine Syratt  I am a very impatient person with some things, a trait inherited from my dear father who is gone from us now. And like my father, I have no qualms about pl...

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2014 Canadian Mail-order Rose Nursery List
Rosa multiflora is used as hardy rootstock in Canada    Photo by Lorraine Syratt ... All Rights Reserved While compiling this list, I was surprised by how few actual "mail-order" rose nurseries their are in Canada ... and by how many have gone out of busine...

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Figure-Ground Theory in Garden Design
The Herbaceous Border at Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire, England is designed with careful attention to distinguishing contrast, subject and ground.  Image © Copyright Marion Haworth I love gardens. I love seeing them, designing them, making them and lu...
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