Flora & Fauna Episode 7: Growing Bamboo with Garry Heberg
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by Canada's Local Gardener
21h ago
Bamboo is a kind of plant in the grass family (Poaceae) with over 100 genera. Most of them are tropical, but a few will survive and even thrive in Canada. Garry Hedberg and his wife Brenda had several clumps of them growing in South Surrey, in the Vancouver area, some as tall as 60 feet. Shauna Dobbie, editor of Canada’s Local Gardener magazine, talks to Garry about his experience growing this plant, which is fairly uncommon in Canada ..read more
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Flora & Fauna Episode 6: Peace and Gardens
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by Canada's Local Gardener
5d ago
Dorothy Dobbie is the originator of Canada’s Local Gardener magazine, a former Member of Parliament, President of the International Peace Gardens on the border of Manitoba and North Dakota ..read more
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Flora & Fauna Episode 5: Houseplants
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by Canada's Local Gardener
2w ago
Darryl Cheng is an industrial engineer who became interested in houseplants a few years ago. He would do time-lapse videos of his plants on social media, and that led to a huge Instagram following and book deals, including his popular book The New Plant Parent.  ..read more
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Flora & Fauna Episode 4: Indigenous Gardening
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by Canada's Local Gardener
2w ago
Mehdi Sharifi is a research scientist at the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia and Dana Johnson was a research assistant there who was partially responsible for developing the first federal Indigenous Demonstration Garden at the site. Shauna Dobbie, editor of Canada’s Local Gardener magazine, talked to them both about planning and instituting the garden. This Old Tree Heritage trees and the human stories behind them. Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify ..read more
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Flora & Fauna Episode 2: Sweet Potatoes
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by Canada's Local Gardener
1M ago
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Flora & Fauna Episode 1: Apples
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by Canada's Local Gardener
1M ago
Bob Osborne is a grower of apple trees in New Brunswick and he has recently published Hardy Apples: Growing Apples in Cold Climates. This book tells you not only all about how apples grow and how you can encourage them, but also talks about over 90 cultivars of apples that are hardy to Zones 2, 3 and 4, which means that most Canadian gardeners will be able to grow at least a few.  ..read more
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S2 Ep5: Stephanie Rose
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by Canada's Local Gardener
10M ago
Shauna and Dorothy talk to Stephanie Rose about her new book, The Regenerative Garden. The book beautifully covers 80 projects in developing your self-sustaining garden ecosystem. Stephanie lives in Vancouver, and Shauna and Dorothy had the pleasure of visiting her last summer to take pictures of her garden for a story in the Fall 2021 issue of Canada’s Local Gardener. Click here to read more ..read more
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S2 Ep4: Chickens
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by Canada's Local Gardener
11M ago
Lisa Steele of the website Fresh Eggs Daily visit with Dorothy and Shauna Dobbie to talk about gardening with chickens. Lisa is a 5th-generation chicken farmer now located in Maine and she has recently released a book of egg-forward recipes that anyone who can eat eggs will swoon over. For more info, click here ..read more
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S2 Ep3: Wildflowers
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by Canada's Local Gardener
11M ago
Wildflowers nourish bees and other pollinators Kelly Leask of Prairie Originals tells us. They attract butterflies and help the natural ecosystem flourish among the exotics we plant in our gardens. Not only that, but wildflowers and other native plants are beautiful.  ..read more
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S2 Ep2: Invasive Insects on Trees
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by Canada's Local Gardener
11M ago
Dorothy and Shauna talk with arbourist Ryan Statham about invasive insects and trees. Ryan is an arbourist with Davey Canada, a company that specializes in urban forestry. Trees of all kinds hold a special interest for Dorothy, a member of the Tree Canada board. They discuss the emerald ash borer and its proliferation throughout North America, wherever ash trees grow. Trees can be treated or inoculated with a derivative of neem oil. For more info, click here ..read more
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