Arborist Stan Kochanoff (Graduating year class of 1962) helped with the efforts to save the historic trees at the Halifax Public Gardens after about 30 were deliberately wounded. The trees’ wounds were cleaned up and dressed with coconut matting …
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, The Niagara Parks Executive and the School of Horticulture personnel are working to protect the health and safety our, guests’ students, faculty and staff as our first priority. To this end, taking into consideration the jurisdictional directives of the Province of Ontario the following responses have been initiated.
I’m lucky. I get to spend most mornings strolling through my garden, coffee in hand, admiring my plants and pulling weeds that dare to raise their unwelcome heads. I find that weeding regularly makes gardening less of a chore and it’s an effective way to stretch a little before breakfast as well.
But no matter how many weeds they’ve plucked, even veteren gardeners get stumped at times trying to determine what is, and what is not, a weed — particularly in the spring when everything is just beginning to peek out of the soil and your winter brain has wiped all your geographical gardening memories clean. “Is this where I planted a patch of Primrose or are these weeds that need to be annihilated?”