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February 6th, 2012
February 6, 2012

"To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow"


We have added a new area - 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 enjoy. The big banner above has rotating images, when you see "Where in the World are the Best Gardens" just click on that banner and off you go or you can click on the Gardens button in the Black Bar. You are very important in growing this area. My gardens will be added over time and I hope to see yours! Clicking on any of the banners will take you to a brand new area.

Are you a novice gardener who needs the wisdom of experience or are you a seasoned gardener who would like to keep up with the latest in gardening trends. No matter where you fit you will feel welcomed here and grow. Since 1996 we have showcased many wonderful writers who have a wealth of information to share. Each Sunday 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 8,100 articles from gardeners all over the world.



Todays Newsbite

I made a traditional Moroccan dinner this weekend for guests - Chicken with preserved lemon and olives - in the tagines I brought back from Morocco last year...it was delicious, as evidenced by the two empty tagines. Good thing I am heading back there in May again as I have to pick up another one for a friend. Our summer is here and with that no rain. Sad to see the plants wilting but I do know they will be perky again when the rains come. It is amazing really to see just how tough plants really are. I am looking forward to another busy tour year. First tour will be to India and last tour in October is to South Africa and they are all a go.

Our Garden Tours Site is where you will find our very latest tour offerings. China 2013, Ecuador 2013 and Argentina 2013 are all up up and Paris/Chelsea 2013 and Malaysia/Bali 2013 are being worked on. I am just doing short versions of the tours right now but there is enough there for you to see and the registration form is there as well for each tour. Since 1998 I have welcomed both new and repeat guests. There is much more there so please visit www.gardeningtours.com

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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 questons plus much more. There are many other excellent ways to get your answers. Search the thousands of articles written on gardening subjects, or use the forum Gardeners Forum

NEW GARDEN POLL Right next to the date you will see Garden Poll ... click on that and tell us how you feel. It is very seasonal so make sure you tell us soon.

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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