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Gardening articles appearing on this page are written by Helen Kirkup and have been published since April 2004.


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Spring Gardening Garden preparation for spring.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, March/April 2004
Energize Your Garden Ideas and projects to revitalize your garden.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, May/June 2004
Architectural Elements Visually Enhance Gardens Add architectural interest to your garden, and highlight your garden features.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, July/August 2004
Plan Bulb Garden Now, for Spring Rewards What to plant, when, and how many. How to plant, and what will bloom first.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, September/October 2004
Festive Fauna Using plants in your holiday season decorating, to give as gifts, and care of common Christmas plants.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, November/December 2004.
The Elegance of Orchids The orchid is fast becoming the new rose. Elegance, simplicity and beauty combined. Find out more.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, January/February 2005
Seeds Sown for Bloom Spring is sprung and it's time to start planning a garden to suit your particular property, climate and personal preference.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, March/April 2005
Gardens that make Scents Whether your backyard oasis is a sprawling poolside patio, a raised deck or a tiny back-door porch, bring the fragrance of your garden into your space with plantings that sooth, relax and de-stress.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, May/June 2005
Low Maintenance Shrubs A shrub by any other name... add architectural interest with low maintenance shrubs.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, July/August 2005
Beautiful but Deadly - Make your Garden Safe for Pets A guide to some common dangers to pets in the garden.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, September/October 2005.
The Poinsettia The history of the poinsettia - how did it become so important?
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, November/December 2005.
Say it with Flowers - a Guide to Plant Meanings What you might really be saying, when you give the gift of flowers.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, January/February 2006.
Hydrangea Sensations Short introduction to hydrangeas available locally.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, March/April 2006
In Search of the Perfect Lawn Tips on achieving the perfect lawn - or close to it, anyway.
Appearing in Centre of the City, Toronto, March/April 2006
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The Kirkups: Pioneers & Travellers
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