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As each day passes sunlight is gained. The twinge to garden again is building. What am I going to do? What plants did well? Which would I change? These are all things that are rolling through my brain. Glossy magazines and my garden notebook are close at hand to receive notes and quick garden ideas as they enter my thoughts. There is time now to plan while the snow is still on the ground.


Always the gardener; even with the snow on the ground, the winter landscape is already revealing hints as to what should be added to the gardening list.


Bare branching of my trees reveals crisscrossing and rub marks indicating where early pruning should be done. The once tall perennial grasses are showing a strong bend in last year’s now dried blades. Layers of snow and the power of the winter winds have given them a dramatic bow. Oh wait! What do I see…. A rabbit nestled in the protective bends of the grass blades. That explains why my spirea bushes resemble small twig tufts pointing through a mere foot of snow…… the rabbits have been nibbling again.


Note to self: natural pruning has been done on the spireas (thanks to the rabbits). is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

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Carla Hrycyna from St. Mary’s Nursery and Garden Centre in Winnipeg is the new host of the Lawn and Garden Journal.

With more than 22 years experience in the greenhouse industry, and a natural flair for growing plants and landscaping, Carla is ready to answer your questions about everything from maples to mushrooms and grass to gardenias.

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