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William Browne NPD 1948

May 10, 2020

William Browne NPD 1948 passed away May 4, 2020. His family plan to make a family trip to visit the School of Horticulture in the summer. Obituary of William Henry Browne | Garden Hill Cremation & Funeral … Obituary of...

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School of Horticulture Closed

March 28, 2020

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.

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Obituary: Stephen Jeffrey Bouw

February 26, 2020

Bouw, Stephen Jeffrey – born the son of Walter and Dolores on March 1, 1962. Married the love of his life, Linda Oorsprong in 1987. His curiosity and adventure-seeking nature brought them to many places around the world, his attention to...

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Obituary: Harold Albert Brain

February 23, 2020

BRAIN, Harold Albert – (March 31, 1936 – February 14, 2020) – We are saddened to announce the passing of Harold Brain at ARCH Hospice on Friday, February 14, 2020. Harold was a loving husband to the late Phyllis Wallace...

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The ultimate guide to weeds: What to yank, what to leave and what you should never ever touch

September 24, 2019

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?"

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