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Warm spring winds begin to wake trees, shrubs and perennials up in the garden. Already last year’s set of leaf buds are showing signs of developing. We know the energy stored in the trees send energy to these buds. Soon the trees and shrubs will leaf out in stages, at different times, as we anticipate the arrival of the first set of leaves while hopeful too for the emergence of the first set of blossoms. The best yellow is the bright splash from Forsythia shrubs.


It is time too to pull out the garden hose, and give all trees and shrubs a good long drink; especially spruce and evergreen shrubs. Some affected by the winter winds and the sun’s reflective power are revealed by their rust color needles. Their needles have been subjected to a drying effect from the sun and wind, and need moisture restored.


Gardening begins with a good healthy drink of water; gearing up for time in the garden. is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

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Carla Hrycyna from St. Mary’s Nursery and Garden Centre in Winnipeg is the new host of the Lawn and Garden Journal.

With more than 22 years experience in the greenhouse industry, and a natural flair for growing plants and landscaping, Carla is ready to answer your questions about everything from maples to mushrooms and grass to gardenias.

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