"To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow"
No matter where you live or what your level of knowledge is you will feel welcomed here and grow. Since 1996 we have showcased many wonderful writers who have a wealth of information to share. Each week I put up a batch of new articles but there are thousands more here to enjoy and learn from. Start by clicking on our Articles button in the Black Bar to be taken to over 9,000 articles from gardeners all over the world.
Spring, wonderful spring. The time when you are out in your garden every morning seeing what new shoots are popping up. Cup of coffee or tea in hand, perhaps sitting on your bench just basking in the morning sunshine, watching the birds. That is what I remember at this time of year in my old garden....although I was also prepared for another dump or two of snow as it is only March in Alberta. For some of you, seeds are already started and you are praying that something doesn't kill them all..that's what we do...and that is what makes gardening so satisfying, knowing that you grew that and will nurture it to bloom or food.
Here in Panama we are heading into our green season, where it will start raining soon....thankfully... as it has not since mid December. The clouds darken each day, teasing us into thinking it will rain and then it will and hopefully we are not out somewhere without our umbrellas. It really is quite amazing to see how resilient the trees and shrubs are without water. When it comes they will all set out new leaves and flowers to delight us on our walks each day.
I am home until mid April when I head off to Scotland for a tradeshow and afterwards I will get to play a tour guest on a Food and Drink tasting experience before leaving. Then home again until the Chelsea Tour and Spain tour follows right after.
Our Garden Tours Site is where you will find our tour offerings for 2016. The only tour I have left with some space is my South Africa Tour in October now. Since 1998 I have welcomed both new and repeat guests. There is much more so please visit www.gardeningtours.com
Garden Destinations - where you can not only read about public and private gardens all over the world, but you can enter your own favourites for us all to know about and enjoy. Click on the Gardens button in the black bar to go to the area and start entering your favourites! The big banners all take you to various areas as well so check those out too.
Have you discovered all the garden events in our Events area yet? It's a free service so I hope you are using it to your advantage. WorldReviewer.com has lots of reviews I have done - check out http://www.worldreviewer.com/member/donnadawson/
If you have gardening questions, please send them along to Art Drysdale, his email is listed with all his articles and look for weekly articles answering those questions plus much more. Search the thousands of articles written on gardening subjects too!
GARDEN POLL Right next to the date you will see Garden Poll ... click on that and tell us how you feel.
We have two other sites that might also be of interest to you. Here is the website link to our tours only gardening website!
Our Panama site is at WhyPanama.net Moving to a tropical country from Zone 3a in Alberta was sure some kind of adjustment, but one that we are so thankful we did. It has opened up a whole new world of plant material and article opportunities for me.
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‘Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.'