Ask a Gardening Expert: How to Prune Fruit Trees

Whether you have apples, cherries or other fruit trees from southern Ontario, here’s how to prune fruit trees. Establishing the basic shape At the garden centre, the fruit trees offered for sale may be three years or older and the basic shape already begun or established, having been pruned at the nursery. You need now […]

How to Grow Fruit Trees

How to Grow Fruit Trees

Wondering how to grow fruit trees without the hard work? Here are some helpful tips to growing fruit trees that are surprisingly low maintenance, with show-stopping blossoms. You can plant any type of tree in your yard, but there is something truly special about fruit trees.  They are spectacular in the spring with their show-stopping […]

Currants, Elderberries, Gooseberries and Honeyberries 2023

Currant True currants are small berries that grow on shrubs & are more like gooseberries.  Black currants have a sweet tart flavour and can be eaten fresh, though they are quite often cooked or sweetened in various ways.   Currants are renowned for their very high Vitamin C content.   When not in flower, the leaves are […]

Blueberries and Blackberries 2023

If you have never grown your own Berries, there is nothing more rewarding.  You cannot beat the flavour of homegrown fruits and berries grown in your own back yard.  And with the rising cost of groceries these days, you may want to consider growing your own.  Whether traditional garden, container or raised bed, a well-tended […]

Apple Trees 2024

All About Apple Trees and & Apricot Trees

Want to plant some fruit trees on your property? Here’s some great info all about apple trees and apricot trees. Apples Apples have been a part of our diet for thousands of years.  They come in so many sizes, shapes, colours, textures, flavours and have limitless uses.  Pick them fresh from the tree and enjoy […]

A Guide to Pear Trees and Plum Trees

Pears Biting into a juicy pear is one of life’s joys.  Now imagine you picked that delicious pear from your very own tree.  It tastes even sweeter.  Growing pears is generally even easier than growing apples as they have less pest and disease issues. Once mature, they are prolific fruit bearers and they fit into […]

A Guide to Sweet Cherry Trees and Sour Cherry Trees

Sweet Cherry Cherry Trees are a sight to behold in the spring when they are covered with masses of pink or white blossoms.  As with most fruit bearing trees, Cherries may take a few years to produce fruit but once established you will enjoy an abundance of sweet or sour juicy fruits that you can […]

A Guide to Growing Kiwi, Nectarines & Peaches

Kiwi Hardy Kiwi is a relative of the more familiar Kiwi we see in the grocery store, however, they grow only in warm climates.  Hardy Kiwi grows quite well in Southern Ontario.  Grown as much for its attractive foliage as its edible fruit, the Hardy Kiwi is a compact deciduous climbing vine that produces grape […]

Growing Grapes, Raspberries & Strawberries 2023

A Guide to Growing Grapes, Raspberries & Strawberries

Who doesn’t enjoy fresh fruit? Consider growing grapes, raspberries, and strawberries on your own property! Grapes  –  Imagine picking a huge cluster of juicy grapes from your very own backyard.  Growing grapes is easier than you think.  A few simple steps & once established, your grape vines will produce masses of fruit for years to […]