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April 8th, 2012
April 8, 2012

"To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow"


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.

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 8,000 articles from gardeners all over the world AND if you have written an article that you would like to share with us, please send along to my email address.



Todays Newsbite

It's always great to have friends visit as you get to show them where you live and get caught up on what is new. It's the rainy season now, and my favourite season. Within two weeks of rain the grass greens up again and the trees and shrubs that have been bare start showing new growth. The trees that sat waiting for the rain are now showing blazing colours - the purples of the Jacaranda against the screaming yellow of the Cassia fistula or Golden Shower Tree. The solid masses of blossoms of the Delonix regia or Flame of the Forest tree against the pale pink of the Tabebuia or Trumpet tree...and all intermingling with the Bougainvillea in shades of pink, white, orange and purple. Periwinkle, Allamanda, Pride of India, Hibiscus, Bottlebrush...all in flower now...and Heaven for sure. We have been busy here in Panama showing our guests both Panama and Casco Viejo, Miraflores locks, the causeway with its beautiful docking areas for boats and of course some shopping at our biggest mall at Albrook. It has been a joyful week for sure.

Have you discovered all the garden events in our Events area yet? Check to see what is happening in your area and if you know of some not listed then please list them for us all to see! Visit a “Spring Symphony”, April 12-15th, 2012, for the Ontario Horticultural Association’s flower show at the 20th annual Successful Gardening Show, Hall 6, International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga. The Garden Show in Calgary, Alberta April 14-15th, at Spruce Meadows. Greater Niagara Region Home & Garden Show, April 13-15th at the Scotiabank Convention Center. If you want your Garden Events noticed let us know about them.

We have a brand new area on the site called Garden Destinations and we are filling it with all kinds of wonderful gardens to visit around the world. I know you have probably visited some great ones as well and would love to tell others about them. This is your chance. Please take a moment and add your favourites!

Our Garden Tours Site is where you will find our very latest tour offerings. I continue to work on exciting new places to visit so check often to find out what I am up to. 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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